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Hi - can anyone tell me how to remove the courtesy light lens on a 1975 Sedan Deville rear panel (either side of the rear window)?

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John
 

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I don't know exactly how they are fastened in, but usually, the hooks (or retainers) are molded into the plastic lens and when installed, they "spring in" to the housing. Take a small, thin flat blade screwdriver along the edges of the lens and gently pry the outside of the lens toward the center, releasing the "hook" from the housing, then pull the lens outward. Normally there anywhere from 2 to 4 hooks that hold the lens in. Be very careful, as old as the lenses are, they are fragile and may break.

What about looking for replacement lenses online, looking at a picture of the lens, that may give you an idea as to how exactly they are fastened in.

Hope this helps.

chris.
 

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If you mean the interior reading lights, the part that swivels pops out of the housing.
If you mean the exterior lights, there is a screw on the bottom to remove and then lift out and up.
 

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If you mean the interior reading lights, the part that swivels pops out of the housing.
If you mean the exterior lights, there is a screw on the bottom to remove and then lift out and up.
SDV doesn't have the adjustable reading lights. Your Talisman has spoilt you, Dave. :lol:
 

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I think he is talking about the little opera lights or whatever they are called that usually have a small round or square lens. If you are going to remove them
for a bulb, don't count on them coming out unscathed. My 68 has one original and one plain new one because previous owner put in a bulb. I have the original
lens and its cracked pretty bad. Figure thin plastic with lots of heat over time= very brittle. OPGI sells repop lenses but they are way too expensive in my opinion for a tiny piece of plastic.
 
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