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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Question: replace 3rd brake light

 

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earlfil, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Salisbury, MD, September 21, 2009, 10:48
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How is this done,i removed the plastic trim but cant get to the light.Many thanks for any help.Earl.

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    February 11, 2010, 16:04
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    Have you solved this problem, if not please ask your question again or you might find a free repair manual here: http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info or go to http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.

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    Visitor, March 01, 2010, 10:19

    You have to open the hatch and completely take the inside cover off. you will find a screw on each side of the light . remove the screws and unplug the electrical connection and replace with new one. Aprox cost from dealer about 75.00 for replacement light . Pretty easy fix and I'm no Mechanic

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    Visitor, May 31, 2010, 15:47

    There are NO screws, everyone keeps saying "remove the screws! There is a tab on each side of the bar light. (underneath) Push up on them.

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    Visitor, January 14, 2011, 06:22

    use a panel pry tool and pop off the hantch panel slowly and bam

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    RealWhirled, July 07, 2012, 17:02
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    The two screws are inside the trunk not outside on the light. It's an interior job...Check this person out - pictures and all:) http://cindyli.com/site/comments/vw_beetle_third_brake_light_replacement/

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