I admit -- I made a mountain out of a molehill. I got all worked up for nothing when I realized I had to remove the taillight on our long term Jeep Grand Cherokee just to replace a bulb.
While heading to the office, our Jeep Grand Cherokee started flashing a warning on the dash letting me know that my rear driver's side blinker was out. And just like any Do-it-yourselfer I ran to our local Autozone, asked the clerk for the bulb and went on my marry way.
It wasn't until I got to the office where I realized there was no interior entrance to the rear of the taillight housing and that I would need to pull the taillight off the car. I had no tools and no one was in the office to help me out. I had to wait till I got home to take care of the problem. When I got home I googled "How to replace a taillight bulb on a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherrokee" -- instantly I found my answer and grabbed a flat head screwdriver. It took all about 5-mins to pop out the setscrews, unplug the socket, replace the bulb, set socket back into place, do a quick blinker light test, set taillight back in to vehicle, and push setscrews back into place. Easy-peasy.
Don't get me wrong, I've changed plenty of burnt out bulbs in lots of different cars. Unlike the Jeep, most vehicles have a little compartment door located in the interior trunk spaces to gain access for such a simple repair. Maybe I was preparing for the worst because the last time I changed a bulb took me over thirty frustrating minutes on my MINI Cooper.
Total Cost: $6.57 for the bulbs and a free lesson of humility for over reacting.