: It cant be this hard to change a taillight bulb...

Richard Miller
12-17-06, 05:16 PM
I hace the lens off, I can see the bulbs. The chiltons is the biggest piece of crap ever. I hope death was slow and painful to the editors. Is there a tutorial on this. the car in question is a 79 deville.


Highway Star
12-17-06, 05:47 PM
Push the bulb in and give it a twist (counterclockwise I believe) and it should come out. If it's corroded, you may have spray some penetrating oil or WD-40 and let it soak for a while.

12-24-06, 05:35 PM
the bulb should come out in a fixture, just pull it out of that and slip the new bulb in. i dont know if its the same for a 79 as it is for an 85 (just changed mine) let me know if that works

The Ape Man
12-24-06, 05:55 PM
With the lens removed, turn the white plastic socket counterclockwise (looking at it from the wire side). It will move about 1/8 of a full turn and pop out from the red lens. The bulbs work the same way. Take note that the bulbs have metal tangs which have 2 different depths.