here is what is needed to do the installation.
30-45 minutes time
5/16 socket??? (it fit pretty good didnt have the metric size)
1/4 socket wrench
screw driver (flat)
plug remover (no neccesary, but good to have)
1 can of squirt
you can start with what ever, trunk or sides. i started with trunk.
unplug all the plug with the flat screw driver.
use your hand or the plug remover to remove the plugs.
now you have access to the back of the taillight.
unscrew the nut seen. theres only 1.
remove taillight carefully. do not force, it should come out easy.
now, replace it with the blackline taillight, make sure the side piece is hook around the side of the trunk, see picture
the inside part hooks onto the panel inside, see in picture (poor shot)
now tighten the nut. it should pull the taillight down. make sure you hand tight this piece. do not over tight, you might break something.
for putting back the carpet piece. just reverse the previous steps.
here is a picture of the black line taillight with the stock side.
now for the side, remove the carpet cover.
pull from the upper corner downwards, (this is for the driver side.)
now the back of the side taillight is expose
unscrew the 3 nuts.
and replace with blackline taillight
sorry no pictures, camera ran out of battery.
for the passenger side, turn the black knob like, it should expose the battery of the car. this side is much easier. before putting things back, check all the bulbs to see if it works, so you have to take the panels out again
***you have to align the taillight center yourself. hand tighten the side and adjust to the way you like. then tighten with the socket.. hope this help someone. here is more of the finish job...
sorry pictures a little blury.