I have a 2004 WRX hatchback/wagon.
A kind driver pointed out to me that my right rear brake light wasn't coming on - the left and center lights are fine.
I dutifully bought the correct bulb, assuming it would be trivial to remove the old one and replace it.
This is rather embarassing but I cannot figure out how to get to the bulbs.
Opening the hatch there is small curved panel on the left of the light assembly that can be removed by taking out some screw/pins. Under this panel there are two bolts that hold down the left side of the entire light assembly. But something else appears to be holding the right side of the light assembly in place because removing the bolts loosens the assembly, but doesnt release it. It feels like something towards the outside of the car is holding it in. I dont want to break anything by forcing it, but I cannot figure out how to get to it to loosen it.
Even if i get the entire light assembly out, it is not clear how to get the bulbs out of it.
I am sure that this is trivial and I am just being dense.
Would appreciate any advice.