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Old 02-18-2018, 02:33 PM
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Default Tight fit to replace taillights

I was watching a few video on youtube about replacing the back lights... Most of the videos show a large side panel hatch you can fit a 6pack of beer in.
However when I open the hatch to reaplce the lights, It seems the wheel well fills most of the space. I can't fit an adult human hand in there to fumble with the clips. There is about 2inch of space to fit your hand through and that clip is far back there.
Even if I remove the amp shown, this model wheel well is not making this easy.
Is this normal and are there any tips, other than having a smaller hand?
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