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    JK Newbie Sea2SkyJK's Avatar
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    Default Removing Third Brake Light Cover

    I am trying to remove the plastic red cover from the third brake light so i can black it out...for the life of me I can't get it off....you think it would just pop on and off...i can disconnect the harness and wiring but the actual red plastic cover is a SOB and i don't want to break it....does anyone know how this comes off?????
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    Yep. Here's how I did it. Keep your tailgate closed and let the soft top slam down on it. Voila! Your cover is out.


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    JK Newbie Sea2SkyJK's Avatar
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    nice....i do have a hard top so thats not going to work....are you saying that it is just pure force that gets it out?
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    There are four screws that thread from the back side and it will slide off the housing. I did this when I was relocating it so I'm not sure if you have to remove the entire carrier to get to the screws.
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    The lens will not come off by itself, it is all one big piece.






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    yea i got it off to that point where you take off the wiring harness disconnect i just don't understand why they would make a cover that doesn't come off...im afraid to take a flathead screwdriver to it in fear of breaking it in half....if it is meant never to come off...
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    How do you plan to black it out? If using the spray tint, why don't you just mask it off?
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