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Rear (Third) Brake Light Bulb Replacement

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Is there any trick to removing the cover for the third brake light? I've tried pushing in on the two tabs and I pull back but the cover won't budge. Is there anything else I have to disassemble? I am trying to get rid of the stupid idiot light on the dash. :confused: The car is a 1986 420SEL - any tips would be appreciated!
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I have an LED in mine both to prevent further melting and reduce the frequency of pulling on the increasingly brittle tabs. I use incandescents for the brake lights in the tails and CC functions as normal.
Would you happen to have the particular LED number available please
These are they:

4x Ba15s 1156 Super Bright Red Trailer RV Rear Turn Light Signal 64 SMD LED Bulb

Went with a cheap option from eBay in case they affected operation of the CC I wouldn't be out much. I can't attest to the longevity of these, but I've had eBay LEDs last years in other cars.

I also put the 50 SMD model in the running lights in the tails.

4 x Red Ba15s 1156 50-SMD LED Car Rear Turn Light Signal Super Bright Bulb 12V | eBay
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