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What are the steps to replacing the bulb without scratching my paint? I'm thinking bout putting some xenon white light and will definitely look great on my xb2. Please help if you've done this before.
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Look in your owner's manual, it's well detailled.

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You pop out the black plastic cover of the rear hatch and then you have access the the lights.

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Yes, you will need to remove the back cover from inside the tailgate. You will see near the bottom corners on the side, some small cutouts big enough to fit a screwdriver in. However, using a screwdriver will scratch the paint. Use a panel pulling tool (nylon pry tool) so you don't scratch.
You will need to just pull on the panel until it comes off. It will take some force, but it will come. From there it is self explanatory. When finished just pop the cover back on (make sure you line up the white plastic stickies properly).
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Some of the white plastic things will fall out of the black panel, so make sure they're all in their little holders.

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