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How do I change the rear tail light on a '04 beetle convertible? Also I shifted the steering wheel position now the steering wheel is making clicking sounds and honking by itself! How do you fix that?

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IF YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR TAIL LIGHT BULB, FIRST OPEN YOUR TRUNK AND REMOVE A SQUARE GRILL FROM THE INSIDE OF YOUR TRUNK, THERE WILL BE A BLACK KNOB THAT NEEDS TO BE UNSCREWED TOTALLY OUT TO RELEASE THE BACK LIGHT CASING. NEXT, ALONG THE REAR FENDERS WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE, THERE ARE TWO GAPS, THE ONE YOU NEED IS THE GAP CLOSEST TO THE HATCH BACK DOOR. INSERT A BUTTER KNIFE OR A THIN OBJECT UNDER THE BLACK RUBBER. THE POINT OF INSERTION SHOULD BE WHERE THE TOP GAP MEETS THE LENSE. THERE IS A RELEASE TAB/CLIP ON THE LIGHT. ONCE YOU PUSH THE TAB(DON'T BE AFRAID TO PUSH HARD, IT TAKES A LITTLE FORCE TO PULL OUT BUT SOME TIMES THE LIGHT JUST POPS OUT). AFTER YOU PULL OUT CASING,YOU'LL FIND TWO LIGHT SWITHCES(ONE IS FOR THE TURN SIGNALS AND OTHER IS YOUR BREAK LIGHTS). TURN THE LIGHT SWITCH COUNTER CLOCKWISE(ASSUMING IT'S HANGING UPSIDE DOWN)AND REMOVE. SWITCH OUT LIGHT BULB WITH NEW ONE AUTOZONE HAS THEM FOR ABOUT $4.00 - PACKAGE OF 2)REPLACE EVERY THING BACK AS YOU UNINSTALLED IT. ITS RECOMMENDED TO REPLACE ALL BULBS, THAT WAY IT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN LATER WHEN THEY GO OUT. IT'LL SAVE YOU LOTS OF TIME AND MONEY. HOPE THIS WILL HELP ANYONE SO PRINT AND SAVE IN YOUR MANUAL FOR LATER USE. ONCE YOU DO THIS AND REMOVE THE LENS YOU WANT TO SLAP YOURSELF ON HOW EASY IT IS TO DO IT. THE @#%& DEALER WANT YOU TO LEAVE THE CAR FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS ANF CHARGE $50 FOR A JOB THAT TAKES2-3 MINUTES. THIS INFORMATION WAS COPIED AND EDITED FROM ANOTHER vw OWNER. I HAVE USED IT AND IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM!
When replacing the tailight bulbs there is two things you have to remember, when unscrewing the plastic nut in the back make sure you hold on to it so it doesn' fall down in the body. secondly when "carefully" prying the tailight out make sure you lift from what I would call the 7 O'clock spot if it was a clock, this is where the snap clips are, DON'T PRY FROM THE TOP this is where the factory tabs are and if you break them you need a new taillight- when replacing slide the top (1 o clock) in first and snap in the bottom. No hassles and NO breaking stuff that costs money!

HORN AND CLICKING
Shifting the wheel did not cause this you have a loose wire in your horn assembly and if airbag equipped as I EXPECT you will need a VW mechanic to remove the steering wheel and fix the crimped horn wire Do No Attempt this yourself you could cause the air bag to deploy unintentionally

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Open the trunk and where the back lights are at there is a board that is sticky and take it off and it has bolts

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