How to remove tail light bulb socket?, 2005 ZX5 SES
I have a 2005 Focus ZX5 SES. The right rear tail light stopped working, so I got the appropriate replacement bulb. In attempting to follow the instructions of my "05 Focus Owner's Guide" (July 2004, Second Printing), on page 35, I'm not having an easy time getting the bulb socket to come out. I'm hoping someone here knows the trick and can help me out.
I'm stuck on step #4, which reads, "Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise as far as possible and pull it out." I've turned the bulb socket counter-clockwise, and it makes a click, which makes me think it is free. So, then I try to pull on it, and it won't budge. I've tried to get a flat-head screwdriver in there to get it free, but no luck. After it clicks when I've turned it counter-clockwise, I can turn it no farther, because there are wires attached to the bulb socket assembly and they are stretched taut. There's nothing in the instructions about freeing up the wires to take the bulb socket out. Seems like this should be a lot easier.