Today, Jack introduces us to the very first “Tool-Tech Tip Tuesday” episode and will take us through the steps of removing a tail light from a 2015 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck. There is a twist though, as Jack will not be using a traditional tool used for light uninstallations. Instead, he is using a window wedge from Stuckey Tools that creates a gap in the window channel – but it works, so why not?
Once the tailgate assembly is lowered, Jack shows us that two torx screws hold the tail light in place. Once those are out, Jack explains that there are a couple of guide pins that actually require the light to be pushed out sideways rather than pulled out from the back (as seen on older models).
This is where the window wedge tool comes in. Because the tool is made from plastic, there are no worries about scratching the paint or damaging the metal while removing the light. As you can see, Jack simply pushes the wedge tool into the seam of the light and it pops out easily.
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A pickup box side or also called bedside damage is very common if you use your pickup truck for work or hauling. It’s common for the top upper parts of the bedside to be damaged and to show waves like this seen here in the video. We can remove this type of damage using the Paintless Dent Repair method. With this method of repair, we use specialized tools to slowly massage this damage out from the backside. On bedsides it is common to gain access through the tail light area or to pull a bed cap or cover off(on the top part of the bed) and gain access though there.
All of this damage was repaired at a local body shop for their customer. This type of repair can take a couple hours vs a couple days at a body shop. This gets the customer back on the road the same day and with no repaint of their panel, this saves them for a negative history report on Carfax as well as diminished resale value. So if you have damage in your vehicle that you would like fixed using the Paintless Dent Repair method give us a call!