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Old 01-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of my bulbs burnt out on my 98 Indy XLT Touring 600. I removed the screws and the center plastic cover but the left side plasic cover will not come off? I am not sure so i didnt want to put to much force on it to try to pull it off so i would break it. What do i do?
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Hehe, you're not the first to be alarmed about how much force it takes to remove the lens. It helps to have it warmed a bit indoors first. Start at the front pointy corner and apply even pressure and it will peel back slowly. BTW: you don't need to remove the center reflector to change bulbs. The bulb with the black bead (small filament) is the taillight and the one with the white bead (thick filament) is the brake.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks alot :beerchug:
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its actaually a pretty neat concept the way they did it. But could make a man go crazy if they didnt know how to take it off
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm bringing this thread back because I'm struggling to change the taillight on a 98 XC. I read the above advice in the owners manual but my lens still will not come free. If I deflect the plastic anymore with my screwdriver it will definitely break. Does anybody have any pictures they could post showing the magic trick?
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If you have the screws out it should come off, maybe the gasket is sticking it together? I've had mine off plenty of times, but the first time they were broken from my brother smashing in to my rear end while riding my wifes sled taking out all the lights so maybe they were stuck originally.
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I'm bringing this thread back because I'm struggling to change the taillight on a 98 XC. I read the above advice in the owners manual but my lens still will not come free. If I deflect the plastic anymore with my screwdriver it will definitely break. Does anybody have any pictures they could post showing the magic trick?[/b]
They are a bitch,no doubt about it.

Have you tried heating a little with a hairdryer to soften the seal and work around with a screwdriver.
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