: How to remove tail light covers on a 2006 STS



bigmike94
09-02-10, 11:18 AM
Hi guys. I just recently purchased a 2006 Cadillac STS. I want to paint the tail lights black but i cant figure out how to remove the covers. I looked through the owners manual and looked online but cant find anything. If anyone knows how to remove them, your help would be awesome. Thanks in advance.

KRSTS
09-02-10, 02:01 PM
Why remove them? Just paint them on the outside. Probably look as good.:histeric:

bigmike94
09-02-10, 02:33 PM
i would paint them with the covers still on but its harder to get the corners. i also dont wanna get any paint on the car lol. i ordered a can of vht nite shades to paint the tail lights and it says to remove the tail lights before spraying them.

lreddiablo
09-02-10, 03:51 PM
Just remove the whole light, that way you won't paint the car. Just go in the trunk, remove the liner behind the light and you have 3 nuts to remove there, simple!

Jmac572
09-02-10, 05:26 PM
Yea, you dont want to separate the lense cover from the taillight housing... just take the taillights out of the car, tape off any plastic, wet sant and spray, should be simple... are you going to do the third brake light too?

bigmike94
09-02-10, 10:25 PM
yea i wanna do the third brake light also. if it means removing the liner on the trunk then i should be able to paint the lights pretty easily. thanks again for the help

dkozloski
09-02-10, 10:35 PM
There are no covers. The whole light is one piece all fused together. The lighting is LED so there are no bulbs or anything else that removes.

TobyJohnson11
09-02-10, 11:41 PM
Post Pics when your are done please!

bigmike94
09-03-10, 09:57 AM
Post Pics when your are done please!

yea no problem. I should have them up either later tonight or early tommorow morning.

CadillacSTS42005
09-04-10, 09:33 PM
GM Accessory Lamps FTW not to mention they are LEGAL...