Brake Light Plastic Cover Tabs

This week's tip:

After breakin' many of these in the past (especially on older vehicles) a stereo installer gave me this great tip.

Use a pair of these:


To remove the side plastic secure tabs on a tailight cover similar to this:


The sharp tip and the graduated slope of the wire cutter surface make it perfect for sliding underneath the little bastards, getting a good grip on them and pulling them out safely without breaking them - even older ones.

Hope it helps other installers as much as it has helped me personally.

I couldn't find a picture online of the little tabs that often hold the brake light cover in place but if you've been tinting long enough I'm sure you've broken a few like I have.

It also works great on larger tabs as well for deck removal on cars like the Cavalier and so forth.