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Moisture in backup light housing

It looks like I have some moisture in the backup light housing that I'd like to get rid of. I read that there's two screws on the bottom of the bumper. Once I remove them....then what? Does the backup light cover just fall forward or is there something else I need to do to remove it?
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Just get a hair blower and u know what to do. This is common in our cars including your rear lights.
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Just get a hair blower and u know what to do. This is common in our cars including your rear lights.
Ok. It looks like it's a little more than moisture because I was just able to see that the light is completely out (hoping it's just a bulb). So back to my original question. Can I just remove those two screws and get to everything to change the bulb too? I tried searching here but couldn't find any instructions.

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Ok. It looks like it's a little more than moisture because I was just able to see that the light is completely out (hoping it's just a bulb). So back to my original question. Can I just remove those two screws and get to everything to change the bulb too? I tried searching here but couldn't find any instructions.

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Those 2 screws secure the light to your valance. To replace the bulb just slide underneath your car and just twist the harness. The socket will come out. If u unscrew those screws...be prepared to spend some time getting them back in place.
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Those 2 screws secure the light to your valance. To replace the bulb just slide underneath your car and just twist the harness. The socket will come out. If u unscrew those screws...be prepared to spend some time getting them back in place.
OK. Thanks. While I have the harness out, I'll hit it with the hair drier to remove the moisture. Looks pretty tight underneath, though.

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Just get a hair blower and u know what to do. This is common in our cars including your rear lights.
Thanks Mike, I take it this is a very common problem?

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Thanks Mike, I take it this is a very common problem?

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Yes...there is supposedly some peep holes that get blocked in the rear lights..but lets not go there...the cure is worse then just letting the moisture evaporate.
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Ok. I finally got a chance to look at this and replace the bulb. However, there's a small heat shield blocking the back of the housing that seems to be glued on there. If I tear that off, how should I put it back on?

edit- Was able to take the shield off. Pulled the bulb harness out and it was sopping wet and it looked like the bulb had some corrosion on the contacts. Pulled that out, dried out the harness, put a new bulb in....and it still doesn't work. I'm wondering if the water blew a fuse? I'll have to try to find where that is.

edit again - Before I checked the fuse, I decided to scrape the contacts on the harness a bit more to clean them up. And I also pushed on the plug the harness is attached to to make sure it was tight. Sure enough, it now lights up I then pushed a rag in the reverse light housing to remove some of the water. Jeeze, there was a bunch at the bottom. I was actually able to ring out water from the corner of my rag. Hopefully, the problem is solved.

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