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Gaiter's 06 VZ SS Thunder

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Gaiter, Sep 13, 2015.

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  1. Gaiter

    Gaiter Member

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    Update, not much of one. Cash is still in savings mode so no $$$ for the poor ute.

    Taillight stopped working, or worked intermittently so thought I would get into it this morning and see what's what. Was expecting it to be a painful job with the tub liner, surprisingly only like a 5 minute job to get the whole taillight out let alone just changing a bulb.

    Took some pictures in case anyone wanted a run down of how to change the taillight in a VY/VZ ute with a tub liner:

    1. Undo these two screws
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    2. Lift the liner in the middle of the tray to get the liner out from under the lip
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    3. Pull back the liner to expose the panel hiding the taillight wires
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    4. Undo the screws around the panel (both sides of mine are missing some screws seems someone might have changed bulbs before and lost the screws?)
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    5. Unscrew the bulb holder from the light to expose the bulb and replace
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    All up I undid 9 screws, there should be 10
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    I also found surface rust!!! Argh, so I gave that a bit of a rub to get rid of it with a cloth and some WD-40
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  2. wraith

    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Those tub liners are the worst. Much better to get the rhino lining type stuff. All the factory ones do is trap moisture.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    yeah I ether need to replace mine or get like wraith said ,mines got old stains and shit all over it makes it look old and crusty
     
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    Was honestly surpised by how much there was, just little easy to remove spots. But you could imagine after awhile it starting to take hold. Is a 10 year old ute but still. Possibly another thing to add to the damn list lol
     
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    DevilDRake Braaaap

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    I'm going to pretend I didn't see the above and not add anything else to my list.

    Mind you, taking out the complete tub liner is the main reason I haven't done a reverse camera haha!

    I feel with how old they are the damage would already be done.
     
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    Might have to add that to my list, I had a look down the side of mine today and noticed its quite dusty under there..
    Nice looking ute
     
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