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Parking light - how to replace? 240 DL

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I want to replace the rear parking light/brake light bulb.
Do you think it will be hard or should I take it to a mechanic?

Many thanks

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These are easy. pull the cover off of the light assembly inside the trunk by turning the screws at the bottom. find the bulb that you want to replace once inside and gently turn the bulb holder until it comes free. the bulb inside will itself twist out. put the new one in, reverse the process and drive on.

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