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How to remove cover to replace brake light? Found 2 tabs, can't find 3rd.

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3 clips total. 2 on outside of light unit, to get to these you have to remove central trim from over boot latch, side trims and carpets, toolkit out, seats folded down, luggage blind removed, small trim piece inside wheel well removed (2 bolts 1 nut), then you can get up behind the light unit, gently clip the 2 outside (red) clips out till the light unit becomes free. to get to the third there is a black plastic trim piece clipped to the light unit where the boot comes down and meets it, this covers the third clip, gently pop it off and you will reveal the third clip and the nut needed to be removed to release it.

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2006 new vw beetle third brakelight does not light up. how do you get to it to see if it is even pluged up or not?

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