Question about Volkswagen New Beetle
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
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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