Kathy has a 1997 Mercury Tracer (same as the Ford Escort) that has a burned-out brake light. I’ve never had a problem changing these before on other vehicles, but this one’s got me stumped. There is no way to change the bulbs from the inside of the trunk - you obviously have to remove the lens assembly.
You open the trunk and there are screws holding the taillight lens assembly in. I have removed those and that side of the assembly is loose - but here’s the problem. There are two plastic “anchors” (best description either of us could come up with) that hold the side of the assembly firmly in place.
Anyone know? Do you have to break these anchors? Or is there a way to remove them without breaking them off?
Here are some pictures:
Thanks for your help!