I got these excellent instructions from JScullin on the BOF.
It's a real easy plug and play swap, it'll take approximately one hour depending on your expertise.
- Pop off all trim fasteners on boot carpeting They come out easy w/a little force when you start at the corner. You can let it hang free.
- At this stage you will have access to replace your reverse LED's.
- Unclip the grey power lead to the tail light.
- Use an 11mm socket to remove the 3 nuts holding in the lens assembly.
- Plug lens back into power lead and hit your unlock key to test they work.
- Finish torquing nuts into place and reseat your carpeting with the fasteners.
- Pop out 2 fasteners holding in the scuff guard on the lower boot lip (you don't need to remove the whole piece). (I found that it's easier if you pull up on the scuff guard it comes right out and reinstalls easily).
- Unscrew the 4 black boot liner fasteners.
- Use masking tape to protect paint under each lens.
- Pull carpeting back (it wraps around the boot lid truss) so you have room to access the light.
- Use a 10mm socket or ratcheting spanner to unscrew the 2 nut/washers.
- The other end of the lens is held in with a locking rubber clip. I used a small hammer to lightly tap it until it popped out. One came out w/the rubber clip attached, the other didn't. But make sure you pop it off the SE lens and reinsert it into the car before fitting the new lens.
- With the lens removed unplug the power lead and swap out. Testing first before buttoning everything up. Make sure liner is properly tucked in behind the rubber seal.
- Use fishing line or dental floss and a hair dryer to remove the SE badge. But we'll know what you did. We'll know.
Now enjoy one of the nicer party pieces of the car whenever you unlock your car or have your lights on."
The inside backup lights are easy, instructions in your owners manual.
Protect the paint, the lens assy. can get away from you.
Pop off the grommet. And re-use it.
Completed assembly. It really looks good at night, I didn't get a chance to take a night time photo.
I also rebadged with chrome on black gels. Hood, trunk, steering wheel and four wheels. Subtle change but effective.
Edited by gkinla, 05 July 2013 - 11:51 AM.