While backing up, my wife hit a pole and dented the little section of sheet
metal below one of the rear parking lights of her 2004 Santa Fe. What got
dented is a little rectangular panel of approximately 3" x 12", that curves
following the shape of the parking light lens. I'd like to remove it, fix
it, spray paint it and reinstall it.
After removing the parking light unit, I noticed that the panel is attached
to the body by 4 bolts that can be accessed from behind. But I will have to
remove the interior plastic panel right behind the rear lights and see
whether I can reach the bolts in question. Does anybody know how to remove
it? I imagine that probably I will have to pry the panel until it pops out.
But I wouldn't like to make matters worse by damaging the interior, which is
fine so far.
I will appreciate any guidance you can provide.