High Mount Stop Light body removal
Just wondering how to remove the High Mount (eye level?) stop light? You know, the one on the real parcel shelf, just inside the back window?
Whoever had my car before me must've replaced the globe once, and not screwed the bulb holder back into the light body correctly, as the heat of the bulb has over time melted it's way through the actual light body! And now, short of patching it up with duct tape, I've got no way of keeping the globe in there!
Obviously I need to take the carpet bit off of the parcel shelf. I've looked at the lamp housing from underneath, and it appears as though there are a couple of clips that need to be pushed together and then the housing should lift up and out, but I'll be stuffed if I can get it out. I even tried on a car at the wreckers, using signifigantly more that resonable force, and the thing still wouldn't budge. Please don't tell me I need to remove the back window to get it out?!!!
Has anyone been successful in removing this before? A lot of dirt seems to get stuck down in between the red lens and the rear window, so I'm sure someone has removed it to clean it?!