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How do you remove tail lights on flareside ?

Yeah like the title says, How do you remove tail lights on flareside ? I have spray in bed liner is that going to be a problem ?
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the flairside should be the same as style side.

there are 2 screws on the light on the outside of the truck that need to come out. Then you have to open your tailgate and there are 2 more screws pointing in towards the light. Thoes need to come out. Its really simple but if you need a pic, let me no.
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^ exactly
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yea 4 screws total
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Did u order aftermarket tail lights? If so i would suggest doing a little more than just screwing them in after u replace the stock ones. U dont want to have them stolen.
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like what ?? ^^^
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No I am nightshading the stock ones, pics are nice, if you got a pic handy of the 2 screws in the bed that would be great, I am thinking I have to cut up the spray in liner.
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im at work right now so i can get the pic tomorrow.
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can't hurt I might not need it, but if you have time.
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here a pic yours should be phillips mine arent because i had aftermarket ones and the stocks screws didnt work
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well..i hope its not hard to take out tailights or find all the screws...

but i guess u possibly are screwed if they went over them...or it will at least be really hard to clean around them

good luck!
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The bed liner is not hard to cut with a razor, and it does not seem to stick to any bolts. I cut around the bed bolts to do the body lift it came off pretty easy and they are going to re-spray it for free so oh well.

thanks for the pics.

Hey what kind of aftermarket lights do you have ? I didn't think their were many for flaresides.
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Andy, Instead of using regular screws or whatever use torques screws. there was a forum on here not to long ago about people getting the lights stolen.
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Do one better and get "Security Torx" screws:

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The bed liner is not hard to cut with a razor, and it does not seem to stick to any bolts. I cut around the bed bolts to do the body lift it came off pretty easy and they are going to re-spray it for free so oh well.

thanks for the pics.

Hey what kind of aftermarket lights do you have ? I didn't think their were many for flaresides.
no problem with the pics. As for the tail lights they are ALTEZZA G4 euro tail lights while they dont make them for stepsides and dremel and a steady hand and they work just need to mod the key holes
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Do one better and get "Security Torx" screws:


thats a great idea but where would i be able to get some of those i looked at the hardware stores around here but i cant find any.
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You can pick some up here - http://www.aaronssecurityscrews.com/ - but there are wicked expensive! 30 bucks for 10 of them there. Other than that, I'm not sure where to get them, maybe a Home Depot, Lowes, or True Value hardware store may have them...
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Checked it out today they did not spray liner there, they did not spray past where the tailgate is, and those screws are hinden by the tailgate
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dont go for the special torx...get a tailgate lock, whats to prevent someone from getting the special torx wrench???
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nothing but they prob wouldnt expect that you would have torx bolts
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I am keeping mine stock, I am not concerned with someone stealing my taillights, but are just going to be stock ones with nightshade so I don't think i am a target.
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dont go for the special torx...get a tailgate lock,
I was thinking about this, I have a soft bed cover, I think getting a tailgate lock is a bad idea. I think if I had one and someone wanted to steal something out of my bed they would just cut my cover and maybe mess my truck up for the hassel, but with out one and someone wanted to steal out of my bed I would hope they would take what they want and not mess my truck up. But I have never heard anyone around me say someone took something out of their truck so it really should not matter.
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the flairside should be the same as style side.

there are 2 screws on the light on the outside of the truck that need to come out. Then you have to open your tailgate and there are 2 more screws pointing in towards the light. Thoes need to come out. Its really simple but if you need a pic, let me no.
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Checked it out today they did not spray liner there, they did not spray past where the tailgate is, and those screws are hinden by the tailgate
Ben READ the SECOUND post agian.......o dear this is to funny
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