How do you open up the vanity light?

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    I can't figure out how to pop out the vanity light (above visor) to get the light bulb out. I know the gen 3 has a clip towards the inside of the car that releases the housing. I tried all sides and still can't get it out.

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    There is a slot to the left of the 6 o'clock spot for a flat blade screw driver.
     
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    I used a very thin steel rule, taking care not to damage the plastic lens. Good luck!
     
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    To remove the housing or the plastic lens?
     
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    Do I remove the plastic lens or the entire housing?
     
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    The YouTube video I saw was just the lens



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    Plastic lens, to remove the housing there is a slot just above the 12 o'clock position.
     
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    That video is for Gen 3 model. The vanity light is the one that turns on by sliding open the visor mirror. I tried popping out the housing like this video and couldn't get it out.
     
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    Thank you so much! I finally got it! IMG_1116.JPG
     
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    I think I somehow got the housing to be a little loose when I tried popping it out from each side. It's not tightly against the headliner anymore. Any way to fix this?
     
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    In your picture there is a slot just above the 12 o'clock position where the housing meet the fabric, use the same screw driver and it should pop out.

    I believe the housing has some metal clips that hold it against the fabric liner, you should be able to bend them outwards a little to get more tension.
     
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    Just the lens. There's a video on youtube (replacing wedge-bulbs with LEDs), check it out!
     
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    It's rather tight, but if you're careful it will come out
     
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