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How to remove tail light housing from fender

I have a 73 superbeetle and have removed the lens to find hex bolts in hex holes fastening the tail light to the fender. I have no taps under the fender and no room to get a socket on the bolt heads in the fender. HELP!!
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The previous owner had left a socket on the tap under the fender!! There are two taps on the housing that hold the tail light to the fender. Taking these two off allows the taillight to be removed.

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E-Class W211 front bumper removal (standard body style).

Tools needed:
- Automotive wheel ramps (Rhino ramps from Autozone).
- 1/4" drive socket set with 8mm and 10mm sockets.
- #20 torx bit.
- Floor jack, optional but useful.
- Flat blade screwdriver.

Instructions for bumper removal:

1) Turn front wheels full right to remove push-pin fastener at lower front corner of left wheel well plastic splash guard. It's difficult to remove this fastener once the car is up on the wheel ramps.

2) Turn front wheels full left to remove push-pin fastener at lower front corner of right wheel well plastic splash guard.

3) Drive car up on wheel ramps. Block rear tires. Open hood.

4) Remove lower mesh plastic grille. There are five attachment points on the top edge of the grille. You can get to three of them with your hand by reaching between the radiator and the back side of the grille. The two outer ones can be released with a screwdriver also reaching in between the grille and radiator. Once the plastic tabs are released, you can remove the grille by pulling it out from the front of the car.

5) Remove the plastic panel located immediately behind the bumper from the bottom of the engine compartment. This panel is held in place with nine sheet metal screws with a 8mm hex head. Five screws are on the bottom of the car and there are two screws in each wheel well at the inner lower edge. After removing all nine screws you can work the panel free.

6) Disconnect the cable from each fog light and remove both fog lights. They are held in place by two sheet metal screws with a #20 torx head.

7) Remove the side marker bulbs. The one on the passenger side turns clockwise to remove and the one on the driver side turns counter-clockwise.

8) Remove the temperature sensor from its socket on the driver side.

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10) Remove three of the plastic nuts holding the forward half of the plastic wheel well liner in place. It's not necessary to remove the plastic liner. You just need to loosen it up so that you can pull it away from the fender to gain access to the screw and bracket securing the bumper to the fender.

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12) Remove the 5mm bolts (8mm hex head) holding the bumper to the headlight assembly between the small lens and large lens (both sides).

13) Remove the two 6mm bolts (10mm hex head) on either side of the large grille area opening.

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You half to remove the Headlamp housing to change it. Here is the instructions out of the factory manual.
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HEADLAMP HOUSING - CONCORDE/LHS/330M Headlamp lens fogging is a normal condition and does not require service unless excessive or continual. Moisture will vent from tubes or vents located on the back of the lamp.
REMOVAL
  1. Release hood latch and open hood.
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  3. Remove fasteners attaching fascia to the front fender and splash shield, using access hole in splash shield Fastener Locations
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  6. Roll fascia forward to clear way for headlamp housing removal Roll Fascia Forward
  7. Disconnect wire connector from back of lamp socket(s) and/or bulbs.
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INSTALLATION CAUTION: Do not touch the glass of halogen bulbs with fingers or other possibly oily surface, reduced bulb life will result.
  1. Place headlamp housing into position.
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  4. Install jackscrews to attach headlamp housing to crossmember.
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  6. Align the two fascia studs to the fender vertical attachments, at the same time align the fascia groove on the horizontal flange with the fender drive pin. Push fascia rearward to engage the fasteners.
  7. Install nut on fascia stud through the splash shield access hole.
  8. Verify headlamp operation and alignment

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