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How to change bumper lights?

Trying to decide If I want to black out my bumper lights or put in clear bumper lights. Leaning towards blacking them out because I can't seem to figure out how to remove them. Do I have to drop the entire bumper???

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this is the r171 procedure but should be close:

https://www.slkworld.com/diy-section/...procedure.html


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this is the r171 procedure but should be close:

https://www.slkworld.com/diy-section/...procedure.html
Excellent- thanks for the pointers, I guess I'll take the wheel liner out... again! (i've taken the wheel liner out like 4 times now and I've owned the car 2 months... haha)
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Trying to decide If I want to black out my bumper lights or put in clear bumper lights. Leaning towards blacking them out because I can't seem to figure out how to remove them. Do I have to drop the entire bumper???

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No, you do not take anything apart!

Its in the owners manual.
Carefully slide lamp towards front, and remove back end first from bumper.


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No, you do not take anything apart!

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Now really? Glad I didn't start it last night!

This is the first car I've ever owned that has anything useful to say in the owners manual (how to drop the top, how to remove lights)... Its also the first one I decided not to read because no manual has ever given me useful info... I guess I should read it.
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Now really? Glad I didn't start it last night!

This is the first car I've ever owned that has anything useful to say in the owners manual (how to drop the top, how to remove lights)... Its also the first one I decided not to read because no manual has ever given me useful info... I guess I should read it.
Yup,
Your lucky the R170 owners manual are 260+ pages, and the R171 owners manuals are 470+ pages.


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