. Squeeze together the two sides of the black plastic power connector to release it from the rear of the housing. The impurities and heat from your fingers could irreparably damage and kill your bulb. The Reverse light bulb is located at the top inner edge of the housing. Your instructions were right on the mark.
There is a metal piece that you have to pull toward you. Found this on another thread - worked for me: Take off the rubber cover. Before you try removing the headlight housings, check for a blown fuse first, since the headlight circuits on these cars are fused. Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 04. Whether your an expert Volkswagen mobile electronics installer, Volkswagen fanatic, or a novice Volkswagen enthusiast with an Volkswagen, a Volkswagen light bulb size guide can save yourself a lot of time. The clip resides right below that indentation - you have to work the knife against lip protruding from the fender to unlatch it. Benefits of having your bulbs replaced 1.
The reason I needed another site was because the description and lack of photo of where to insert the butterknife to release the tab was a little frustrating. When seated then twist the black plasitc assembly the other way, again you should hear a click. Place knife or driver between tab and body and pry down. When you put it back in, put the lens in bottom first. All you do now is test the lights.
I searched and searched for someone that could guide me like you did and amazingly I replaced it using your precise directions in about 30 seconds, where as if I would have taken it to the dealer it would have been at least 30 Bucks. I needed to find a flashlight because the 05 convertible had no light inside. When headlight is back in place, slide the arm back into place and you are done. If they are giving you a particularly hard time, try finding some way to safely loosen them up without damaging them before you remove them. It combines all the bulb size and replacement guides that you need giving online visitors a free resource that saves them time. After much frustration, he came into the house and decided to look on the internet for some help….
I was about to try and force the housing out. Undo the 2 screws on the back of the cluster and you get to the bulbs. I have got it back together as well. The shape of that area can be misleading. Plus its easier to grip the tail light bulb. Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 11. The red circle above represents the cover on the passenger side.
I figured something else was holding the tail light assembly to the car but could not figure out what is was on my own. It is literally under the seam of the two joining sheets. Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new or bulb. I went to Schucks last night, bought the bulbs and got home before reading that stupid clause in the manual. Push it into place by its silver part. We never guarantee a certain method for any order unless it is an express order.
Burn out tail lights are a common reason for a police officer to pull you over, so we recommend changing all of the tail lights on your Beetle whenever one is burnt out. Turn it for it to click into place. This was a bit messy since the caulking on our 98 was starting to go and the dealership had put some goo around it to stop leaks I think. Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 12. Push the fabric access cover back in to place on the carpeted trunk liner. They need to be in the right slot otherwise you will be cursing yourself when it doesn't rotate.
I searched google and found you. Lower the outer edge of the housing back in to place first over the lip of the trunk lid and then lower down the inner edge. Carefully pull the bulb socket plate off the back of the tail light housing. Wed Nov 29, 2006 at 01. Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new or bulb.
But that is the misleading part. Fri Aug 17, 2007 at 10. Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 09. When changing the tailight bulb on your Beetle, be careful not to touch the glass part of the new bulb as this will cause the tailight bulb to burn out quicker. Once they are in push the top in until the tab clicks.