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#1 Old 03-19-2010, 01:11 PM
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What should be simple, isn't ! The owners manual description is vague. Does anyone out there know how to do this ? I tried removing the upper liner of the trunk lid only to be stopped by the plastic "pull-down" handle. How in **** do you get this off ?
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#2 Old 03-19-2010, 02:25 PM
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There is a phillips head screw holding it in place.
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QUOTE (craigbrooks @ Mar 19 2010, 02:25 PM)
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There is a phillips head screw holding it in place.
No, there is no phillips screw holding it in place. It's just a molded, recessed plastic handle made to pull out, it just doesn't.

Someone out there has had to change a back-up light bulb on a Sonata ? The '07, thru '09, and even '10, look like they all have the same back end, and trunk lid light assemblies.
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Are you talking about the brake light behind the back window - in the middle of the car width? Mine was out about a year ago (Sonata-2007). I asked dealership for a quote and response was - it is 45 mins of labour, so with $80/hr rate that would set me back a few so much needed dollars. I said not to do it - I'll just drive on two remaining brake lights.
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No, I'm talking about the drivers side back-up light which is in the lights on the trunk lid. I DON'T want to take it to the dealer for that reason, but darn if I can figure out how to replace it ?

Someone out there has had to have done this before....gimme some tips, please !
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I've changed the bulbs in the trunk lid to LEDs because they're such a PITA to replace. I honestly don't know about your 2009, but my 2006 does, indeed, have a phillips screw holding the trimpiece to the trunk lid. I'll post a picture later.

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I've done it a long while ago, it's not that difficult.
If there is no screw then it will pop out, it's been so long I can't remember.

Log onto hmaservice.com and sign up (free) and search thru their diagrams.
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Senior memory strikes again! You're right --- there's no phillips screw holding either box thingie to the trunk lid. The one on the right has the release handle and the one on the left does not.

There are many plastic philips screw-like fasteners near the edge of the mat holding it in place. Unscrew 'em then use a panel tool to pop the mat free at the edge. Once you get it started you can work your hand underneath and pop it off. IIRC, I didn't have to remove all of them; just enough to get my hands under the mat and twist the plastic bulb holders out.

It's not as difficult as it seems. Give it another try; if you still can't get the mat free, I can post some pictures.

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QUOTE (Dennis the Mennis @ Mar 20 2010, 07:17 PM)
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Senior memory strikes again! You're right --- there's no phillips screw holding either box thingie to the trunk lid. The one on the right has the release handle and the one on the left does not.

There are many plastic philips screw-like fasteners near the edge of the mat holding it in place. Unscrew 'em then use a panel tool to pop the mat free at the edge. Once you get it started you can work your hand underneath and pop it off. IIRC, I didn't have to remove all of them; just enough to get my hands under the mat and twist the plastic bulb holders out.

It's not as difficult as it seems. Give it another try; if you still can't get the mat free, I can post some pictures.
I can get the mat free without a tool, it's the plastic recessed pull-down handle that's holds it up, and that's the littlew bugger that won't come off, and it has no screw holding it in, and I've tried popping it out....it just won't budge. The omly buld I can get out without ruining the mat by pulling it down too far, ia a tail light bulb. I can't even see the back-up light socket, and bulb.
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Let me go outside and fiddle a bit ...

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