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previously posted in general discussion...no reply there.

can someone help me with the right rear lense removal? i was thinking of routing the antenna wire through the light assembly somehow as hinted to in eddie's pdf file.....

""""OK, but I do not like this location for the lead, it seems to me that at some point of heavy rain/wind or car wash that the wire can act like a wick and draw water in. I know that in theory the top of the weatherstrip is higher than the water channel next to it but it would be better to perhaps either provide a drip loop first or just route the lead to the bottom of the hatch and enter through there. I don't know how long the antenna lead is but other XM antennas I have seen are minimum 14 feet. I think I would remove the rear tail lamp assembly, run the lead down to the bottom of the hatch water channel and then loop it back up through the light assembly hole, this will give you a drip loop and the foam backing will further seal the antenna lead coming into the car, all with about 8 feet of lead.""""

do you just pop it off by prying somewhere?....there doesn't seem to be anyway, from the inside, to release the lens cover with screws, nuts etc.
 

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:D :D :D for anyone else....there are two 10 mm nuts on the inside of the car that have to be removed.....the nuts are difficult to see as the threaded visible bolts have a pushed on plastic nut that holds routed bundled wires....just pull the plastic nuts off and have at the two 10mm nuts...there are also on the opposite side of the 10 mm nuts two push in connectors that just pull out when you remove the lense assembly....if you route the black antenna wire next to the weather stripping on the inside of the hatch door all the way down to and enter the right real lense cover also at the weather stripping...you end up with a neat invisible installation of the antenna wire...drip loop the the antenna wire, now out of view behind the lens assembly, into the oval opening which is pressed neatly with factory foam sealing material. your done!
 

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Dual post not necessary, but just a waste of space. If no one responded, it's because no one had an answer.
 
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