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Dome Light R&R?

You'ld think since I just finished replacing the u-joints the dome light would be a piece of cake. Not. It doesn't appear to be possible to replace it behind the center mounted stop lamp on the cab, and I can't tell how the lens/lens-frame comes off inside the cab if it does. I don't want to break anything, so before going further I thought I'ld ask for your wisdom. They're probably all the same, I don't know, but my truck is a 2002 Ranger Reg Cab XL.

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a good pull should get it off...
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I was thinking that, but just the pulling I did seemed like it was going to bend the lens frame. Are you sure?
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What I do is get a big flat-head screw driver and stick is on the "clip" on the side (if you look close you can kind of see a little place). Then while pushing from the other side, turn the screwdriver sideways and it should pop off just fine.
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Thanks Oh5Edge! That worked perfectly with the big flathead screwdriver.
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Not a problem man. You're welcome.
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I had half the same problem for only a coupel minutes before shane showed me the little pull technique you do on it.. it really only takes a short minute to get in and change things around =)

Thanks for the bulb again Shane! Like I said before, its amazing how much light thsoe put out when yoru used to there not being anything
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^^Mike.....no probs man. Too bad i didn't have any of those bad *** bright *** bulbs for ya.

Oh...not to rain on your parade...but us and the original poster, have completely different dome lights. His is a little more tricky. lol.
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Nothing a quick strong pull and slight cursing cant fix
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