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Unread 01-17-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Cargo area dome light/flashlight

Does anyone know how you can release the cargo area dome light/flashlight assembly from the headliner of the compass, from inside the car? (without dropping the headliner) I have seen some pictures of the backside of the headliner in a post on another forum, and it appears that there are metal spring clips on the edge facing the front of the car. But I can't seem to get them to release..... any one have any ideas or info?

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Unread 01-17-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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Fig 1.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the flashlight from the cargo lamp housing (1).
3. Remove the trim from the inside of both upper D-pillars. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/UPPER D-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL).
4. Remove the push pin fastener (4) adjacent to each side of the cargo lamp that secures the headliner (5) to the upper D-pillar reinforcement (2).
5. Carefully pull down the rear edge of the headliner from the upper liftgate opening header (3) far enough to insert a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool between the back of the lamp housing and the header.

Fig 2.
6. Gently pry the lamp housing (1) downward far enough to disengage the snap clip retainer (3) from the upper liftgate opening header.
7. Reach between the headliner and the header to access and depress the two spring tabs (2) far enough to disengage the forward edge of the lamp housing from the mounting hole in the headliner.
8. Slide the lamp housing forward far enough to disengage the two fixed retainers (5) from the rear edge of the headliner mounting hole.
9. Pull the lamp downward from the headliner far enough to access and disconnect the headliner wire harness connector from the connector receptacle (4) on the back of the lamp housing.
10. Remove the cargo lamp from the vehicle.

They also show one without the flashlight if anybody has that and needs it. You don't have to fool with the D pillar for that one.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Gramps,

That's just what I needed to know. Doesn't seem all that difficult.

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Is there anyway i could buy a rear flashlight kit? I can find the replacement flashlight, but cannot seem to find the housing.
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