How to change tail light bulb
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    How to change tail light bulb

    I have performed a search and didn't come up with what I was looking for, so here is my question....

    My left rear taillight bulb is out. I went to my local Pep Boys and they looked up the make/model/year and I bought the bulb they said I needed. But now I can't figure out how to get to wherever the bulb is. Any tips? Or do I just need to bite the bullet and go to the dealership?

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    Scott-when I click on the link provided, I get the following message:
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    Enter the e-mail address for the person whose pictures you want to see. For security reasons, you will only be able to see their public pictures. To see a user's private pictures, they must e-mail an invitation to you."

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    Rear Brake Light Bulb replacement-Sedan

    Its the same procedure for the driver's side.. just pull the portion that covers the access to the taillight bulb housing.

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    The drivers side brake bulb replacement on my 03 Passat sedan was a bit harder to access than the passenger side. Due to the rack that holds the emergency kit/owners manual/changer is in the way for trunk access of the circuit board from the trunk. I had to remove the lens assembly (unbolting three nuts) pulling the assembly outwards then unclip the board to access the bulbs. Should have taken photos. Sorry

    Cheers.
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    Actually, its not much different on the drivers side.

    Actually, its not much different on the drivers side. You need to tear the carpet a little bit at the corners of the flap. The you have just enough room to unclip the bulb holder and access the bulbs.
    Last edited by skismatik; 10-11-2011 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Updated picture link

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