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Nomad
Posts: 210

Re: Removable lens is stuck

Been doing this on the 5 and the 6 and the 7.

 

Just pull outward while twisting CCW.

 

No credit cards, tools, helpers or tricks are needed.  

 

It can be tight the first time, perhaps have a bigger friend help you out. 

 

I am medium sized and have no issues doing it but some beer bottle caps are uncomfortable for me to remove (altho I always get it done ha).

 

This can help put the effort in perspective.  

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Nomad
Posts: 292

Re: Removable lens is stuck

Check it on my video - just pull out and turn - not easy but after 2 attempt will go ;)

 

https://youtu.be/-JdN9Za3H0M?t=188