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How do you gain access to brake/tail lamp on 2007 VW Beetle?

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Open the rear hatch, look inside left or right and theres a small cover, remove and inside will be a small knob, unscrew completely, get a taped flat blade screw driver or a plastic interior tool and go around the outside of the light assembly and gently pry outward......bulbs on inside.......good luck

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