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How do you change the rear brake light of a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle?

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2010-05-06 13:18:37
2010-05-06 13:18:37

Open the trunk, inside there is a panel that you have to remove in front of the tail lamp. Inside that hole is a star like screw, unscrew it all the way off. Use a flat butter knife to pry the tail light assembly off. Insert the butter knife under the lense near the seam closest to hatchback. Be sure that you only pry from that side, there is a locking tab that slides underneath towards the outside so you will have to lift the one side up first. After the assembly is removed, twist the harness counter clockwise to remove the bulb from the housing, press down on the bulb and turn counter clockwise to remove it..

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