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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Changing tail lights

I need a little help getting the taillight out so I can change a blown bulb. It looks like the tail light is held on by two bolts that have plastic covers over them. I can't seem to pry the covers off the bolts though. Any ideas??
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Check out page 389 in your 2008 Patriot manual.

Open the liftgate, remove the two push pins that are on the right of each light. The whole light unit should pull out. After that, twist and remove the socket light units.
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I got it, thanks for the help.
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I need a little help getting the taillight out so I can change a blown bulb. It looks like the tail light is held on by two bolts that have plastic covers over them. I can't seem to pry the covers off the bolts though. Any ideas??
How about this steps:

Step One:

Know or evaluate on how to access your blown bulb. A lens cover might need to be removed before you are able to make the change. It is also possible that the change needs to be done via the trunk. Inspect the light to find out which access point you will need to use. If there are no visible screws on the lens cover you will need to change the bulb through the trunk.

Step Two:

For an exterior change, unscrew the lens cover to expose the burnt out bulb. You now need to remove the bulb. Apply light pressure while turning simultaneously to extract the broken bulb. Be careful not to apply too much pressure so you donít break the bulb and cut yourself. It may be quite difficult to remove if the glass is broken. For a trunk change remove the interior panel to make the change.

Step Three:

Once you have expose the bulb you need to determine what replacement you need. Take your used bulb to your local automotive supply store or locate the correct replacement online. Be sure to select the correct bulb for your vehicles particular make and model to ensure a fit.

Step Four:

Once you have obtained the correct replacement bulb you may now install it. First check to see if there is any corrosion in the socket. If so clean with a brush or wipe it clean. With the socket prepared simply screw the bulb back into its socket.

Step Five:

With the bulb in place, replace the lens cover if you did an exterior change. Test the bulbs to make sure you have installed them correctly. Step on the breaks and turn headlights on. Have someone confirm that all bulbs go on.

See the videos on step by step on how to replace tailight --> http://www.monkeysee.com/play/6122-c...il-light-bulbs
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 06:34 PM
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buy a few plactic exspanding replacement fasteners at jeep shop before removing tail light assembly. then just pull the old ones out (2) and remove tail light. bulb is twist to remove wiring harness and pull out bulb
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