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Tail Light Cover

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum, and hope someone can help. How do you remove the tail light cover (or lens) on a 2009 RX 350? I see that when the hatch is open, there is a long black strip with screws on top and bottom. Does that have to be removed, and if so, does it pull off once the srews are removed?

Thanks

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Do you need to remove the lamp on the rear 1/4 panel? Or the ones on the tailgate itself?

If the ones on the 1/4 panel, you don't need to remove the black plastic piece on the outside. You need to remove the lamp via 3 10mm nuts from behind. Open the tailgate, and you'll notice behind the lamp there's a panel that needs to be removed. When removed, you'll notice 3 screws sticking out from behind the lamp- just remove the nuts.

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Do you need to remove the lamp on the rear 1/4 panel? Or the ones on the tailgate itself?

If the ones on the 1/4 panel, you don't need to remove the black plastic piece on the outside. You need to remove the lamp via 3 10mm nuts from behind. Open the tailgate, and you'll notice behind the lamp there's a panel that needs to be removed. When removed, you'll notice 3 screws sticking out from behind the lamp- just remove the nuts.

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No problem, just make sure not to drop the nuts after they're loosened, as getting them out of the annex of the lower cabin is nearly impossible. :rolleyes:

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No problem, just make sure not to drop the nuts after they're loosened, as getting them out of the annex of the lower cabin is nearly impossible. :rolleyes:

Is there "maneuver" room when you take off the nuts, or is it easier to drop them??? :))

Have another question. Is the rubber gasket around the rim of the hatch supposed to be glued down? Mine appears to be loose at the top corner.

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There's a little room to get the nuts off, just loosen them with a 10mm socket, and hand loosen them from there. And for the rubber gasket, i'm not sure... Can you take a pic? I can compare.

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CDULUK,

In reference to my question about the weatherstripping: I was going past a Lexus dealer and decided to stop in and ask them about it. They said that while there is some glue, It's not glued tight because of expansion-contraction. So I don't really have a problem. Just wanted to let you know.

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CDULUK,

In reference to my question about the weatherstripping: I was going past a Lexus dealer and decided to stop in and ask them about it. They said that while there is some glue, It's not glued tight because of expansion-contraction. So I don't really have a problem. Just wanted to let you know.

Ohhh good to know. <_<

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