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I have a 2005 Pilot. The lens on my passenger side reverse light on the liftgate broke. I went to the local Pick-n-Pull and broke 5 housings before realizing I had no idea how to remove it. I bought a replacement housing on ebay, but there are no YouTube videos on how to remove the housing. Does anyone have any resources explaining how to remove the reverse light housing?
 

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This member did it, presumably. He provided helpful diagrams. But it is indeed more complicated than it should be.

I just found the answer on the mechanic manual (https://ia801305.us.archive.org/2/items/0608HondaPilotSM/06-08 Honda Pilot SM.pdf), so posting here in case anyone reads this thread. To remove the back-up light enclosure you need to remove the rear license plate trim, and in order to do that, it is required to remove the whole tailgate panel :crying:.
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If yours is just cracked, clear packing tape works great to keep it together. That’s what is on one of my wife’s Pilot’s reverse light. I don’t mind working on her vehicle, but I wasn’t willing to take half the tailgate apart to change a lens cover.
 
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I did it a few months ago. I was never able to get the trim that you're supposed to pop out (where the license plate goes) so I just pried it apart and hoped nothing broke. Fortunately nothing did.

I replaced the right reverse light and now the left side is taking on water so I guess I'll be doing it again. I took some trim clips off the junkyard car in case I broke any while I was taking all the plastic off of the tailgate.
 

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I think I took a pair off of the tailgate I replaced. Let me look. Sorry, I only have the right side.
 
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