"J.B. Bobbitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> One's out.
> There doesn't appear to be any access from the exterior. It looks like
> the only way in is by removing a large interior panel from the inside.
> But that just looks like too much work, and there's probably a better way.
> Any help?
> Thanks a heap,
You have two options, one sucks more than the other - you choose.
Remove interior trim panel. Typically a #2 phillips screwdriver and 20
minutes of your time will take care of this, longer if the screws are rusted
and you have to drill them out.
The lenses of the taillights are held to their housings with some kind of
tacky goo that never dries. It's pretty fierce to get off, and you'll
probably crack the lens if you're not extremely careful. Then, after you
get it off and change the bulb, you have to try to put it back on... meaning
you could just push the lens back into the goo, but it'll never hold the
same, or you could clean out the goo, apply new goo (probably from a Ford
dealer as I don't know where they'd sell that stuff), and push the lens back
on. You'll need gentle prying tools and a lot of patience, plus cleaning
tools if you decide to re-goo.