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1. Replace your car tail light. You will need working
gloves to protect your hand during the process. Of course you will also
need a screwdriver, cleaning cloth, wire brush, and a good set of tail
2.Understand that different models of car have different set of tail light covers.
Naturally, these covers will require different un-installation
procedures. So, determine if you can dismount the cover from the outside
or you will have to dismount it from the trunk of the car.
3.Determine how to dismount the tail light cover, carefully detach it from the car.
You can use different sets of screwdrivers for this. Be careful not to
break the tail lights cover. The important thing is you must be able to
expose the bulb in order to extract it.
4.Remove the tail lights cover, unscrew the bulb from its socket. Sometimes you will have to press a little and twist the bulb in order to extract it from the socket.
5.Extract the bulb, bring it to your favorite auto parts and accessories store and find the exact match of your tail light bulb. Be sure to get the correct match because if you use other types of bulb, your tail lights may not work properly.
6.Reinstall the tail light bulb, clean the aluminum casing of the tail light. Wipe the socket and wiring with a dry cloth. You can use wire brush if there are corrosion around the tail light casing.
7.Put the good bulb on the socket. You might still need to apply a little pressure on the socket before you can install it fully.
8.Reinstall the tail light bulb, replace the cover of the tail lights and secure it tightly.
9.Test to make sure your new tail lights are working. Start the engine and apply the brakes. You can ask someone to see if the tail lights are really working.
You may have a fried fuse. Look in your owners manual to find out which fuse it is in the fuse box diagram. If that is the problem make sure to use the same amperage fuse to replace the burned one with. I fried fuse is usually a sign that you have a short somewhere. But they can also fry for other reasons such as excess moisture somewhere. Sometimes they just burn from age and fatigue. It may solve it to just replace the fuse, but if there really is a short, the new fuse will fry too.
Check with your local auto parts store or look in your owner's manual to find the proper model number of the replacement tail light globe.
Open your trunk or lift your hatchback. Find the cover just on the inside of your vehicle next to the burnt-out bulb.
Turn the two latches counterclockwise to open them so the cover may be removed. In most cases you can turn the latches with your fingers; in some cases you may need a coin or a slot screwdriver to turn them. Remove the cover.
Press the tabs that allow you to remove the tray that holds the tail light globes. There are four tabs on most VW models. Each tab must be depressed to release the tray. Pull the tray out a few inches, as far as the wiring allows.
Press down slightly on the burned-out globe and turn it counterclockwise with your thumb and fingers. It should release easily and then pull straight out. Push the replacement bulb in and turn it clockwise until it locks in place.
Snap the tail light tray back in place. The tray should simply push back into place and the four tabs should "snap" into their locked position. Replace the door cover and turn the door locks clockwise. Test your bulb to see that it is working.
OPEN TRUNK LOOK WHERE TAILS LOCATED LOOK FOR LARGE PLASTIC WING NUTS.REMOVE THEM PULL TRUNK LINER AWAY ENOUGH TO REMOVE THE OTHER PLASTIC WING NUTS HOLD THE TAIL LIGHT COVER.WHEN YOU REMOVE ALL THE PLASTIC WING NUTS THE TAIL LIGHT COVER WILL COME OUT ENOUGH FOR YOU TO REMOVE THE BULB.
Open the trunk and locate the trim door that covers the back of the drivers side tail light assembly. Open the door and locate the bulb holder. The bulb holder can be removed from the tail light assembly housing by turning counter clockwise 1/4 turn. Holding the bulb holder in one hand, press gently on the bulb and turn then bulb counter clockwise to remove. Replace with a combo bulb and reverse proceedure to re-install.
open trunk if lights on trunk you have a opening you can see the light electrical connector .if lights on lower part of trunk.remove large plastic screws. pull back trunk lining .you will see some more long plastic wing nut screws.remove them and the light cover come out then you replace light bulbs.
Hiya,Open your tailgate and you will see 2 plastic plugs on the light unit these are covering the 2 torx screws which are retaining the lamp unit remove these screws with the SAAB toolkit and you will be able to slide the unit out to replace your faulty bulb.