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How do you remove the tail light on an 08 XLT? I only see two screws on the tail light when I open the hatch. If I unscrew them I can not remove the light. I thought there was 4 but I can not see the other two if there is.
What am I missing?

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Yes it did help. The wiki got one thing wrong. The pins are metal on my escape. I will say one side was still hard to to pull out without fear of breaking something.
 

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If you have a set of nylon trim removal tools (similar to these), you can place the tool as a wedge in the gap between the taillight assembly and the body (near the pin) and just hit the tool quickly at the bend with the palm of your hand - do it for the top and bottom, and the pins should pop right out without damaging, denting or scratching anything. I use the second tool from the right, works like a charm. :yes:
 

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Just don't scratch the paint. Personally, I wouldn't use pry tools of any kind, even if they're not metal, but that's just me.

Another tip: try to remove the tail lamp assembly in warm weather or in a heated garage if possible. The nylon and polyethylene grommets that secure the rear tail lamp metal pins are much more pliable when warm.
 
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