I tried unsuccessfully to change a taillight bulb. One of the cap nuts wouldn't come off. The bolt is turning inside the housing.
I tried a socket like I did with the other 2 nuts. fail #1
I used the socket with a drill. fail #2
I cussed at it after fail #2. Who knew the nut would get hot enough from the speed of the drill to burn my finger tip? fail #2.5
I used a dremel tool to grind the head off the nut. fail #3
I sprayed liquid wrench on the threads. fail #4
I tried prying gently behind the nut and applying a light, sideways pressure to the fixture and ratchet while using the socket. fail #5
I decided 3 out of 4 tail lights and both brake and blinker lights working is enough for now, until I get new ideas to try.
The first thought was using a nut splitter, but I don't think there is enough room to use it, since the nut is recessed in the plastic.
Next is to drill out the bolt but I don't believe for a second that i could drill it perfectly straight, especially in such tight quarters.
Any other ideas??