"if you need to replace your tail light bulb, first remove the cover (it's round) from the inside of your trunk, there will be a black knob that needs to be unscrewed totally to release the back light casing. Next, along the rear fenders where the lights are, there are two gaps. The inside gap (nearest hatch back door) is a release tab/clip on the light inside between the gaps. Insert a butter knife or something slim and pull out casing (don't be afraid, and it takes a little force to pull it out). After you pull out the casing, you'll find two light switches (one is for the turn signals and other is your break lights). Turn the light switch counter clockwise (assuming it's hanging upside down) and remove. Switch out light bulb with new one (autozone has them for about $4.00 - package of 2) replace every thing back as you uninstalled it. It's recommended to replace all bulbs, that way you don't have to do it again later when the other goes out. It'll save you lots of time and money. Hope this will help anyone so print and save in your manual for later use."
Before I go scratching up my rear quarter, I want a better idea of where these "GAPS" are to release the clips.
its like changing a light bulb and depends on the car model 2007 volkswagen beetle
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The brake light switch is found behind the 1998 VW Beetles brake pedal. Reach it by removing the lower dash console to gain access to the nut holding the switch in place. Remove the nut then then the switch.
It is threaded into the master cylinder. If you can't reach from under, remove the fuel tank to expose the master cylinder and brake light switch.
Don't bother. The brake light switch on 1999 beetles (maybe all of them, actually) have been recalled. Unless you get it changed, the brake lights will keep going out. Call your local dealer and they should change it for free, mine did about 8 months ago. Still, this doesn't seem to fix the problem as my brake light is out. It may only be a burned out bulb though.
The problem is a faulty brake light switch and there is a recall for that concern. Contact your nearest VW Dealer for more information.
The license plate light and connected right above the plate on a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle. To replace it just unscrew the old light and mount the new bulb.
The cause of an exhaust indicator light in a Volkswagen Beetle is probably an oxygen sensor. There also a possibility that an exhaust pipe is plugged or there is a hole due to rust.
At the end of the master cylinder. Probably the easiest way to gain accesss would be to remove the gas tank.
It will vary by vehicle year which wasn't provided. VW Volkswagen Beetle brake light bulb replacement: Purchase the correct replacement brake light bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement brake light bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the replacement procedure. As simple as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for brake light bulb replacement instructions and illustrations. You may want to consider replacing both left and right at the same time in order to keep brightness and color equal (optional).
Its under the motor
To change the brake lights on a 1997 Volkswagen Polo first locate the brake light housings in the trunk. Remove the plastic covers and unlock the bulbs. Remove the bulbs and install the new brake lights.
inside your trunk behind the rear lights there are two plastic circles that pop out to access the tail lights, once these are out you should be able the push the light out .
I have a 2003 beetle and it took me forever to figure it out. By the time I did I decided to take pictures of it and put it on the web to help others. Volkswagen is getting more and more complicated for us "volks". My website can be found at: http://www.uahardwick.com/tech/2006/03/how-to-change-taillight-on-new-beetle.htm
In a Classic Beetle, it's screwed into the master cylinder. New Beetles will have it in the vicinity of the brake pedal lever.
There is nothing to "reset" for the 1999 VW Beetle.
Open the trunk; unscrew the plastic nut and then the back light assembly can be removed (may require a flat head screw driver to pop it out); unscrew the light and change the bulb.
what do you have to do to change the center brake light
An ABS light on the 2002 Volkswagen Polo refers to the assisted brake system. When the light shines it means there is something currently wrong with the brake system and should be serviced.
Check bulbs, fuse, brake light sensors.
WHICH brake light?
A 1966 Volkswagen Beetle can hold approximately 10.6 gallons of gas. The vehicles gas light will turn on the there is less than 2 gallons of gas in the tank.
This sounds like an issue that VW has recognized and is fixing for free. I would recommend calling your local dealer and consulting them on whether this is a problem that they have sent out a recall about.
The brake light switches.