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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Changing bulbs in the tail light cluster in the tailgate

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Fig. 237 In the tailgate: removing the cover

Fig. 238 In the tailgate: removing the bulb holder

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings
The actions should only be carried out in the specified order:
1. Observe and follow the instructions on the checklist.
2. Open the tailgate.
3. Carefully prise off the cover in the direction of the arrow using the flat blade of the screwdriver from the vehicle toolkit .
4. Pull out the fuse . Press the catches ③ on the connector and pull out the connector.
5. Release the retaining lugs on the bulb holder in the direction of the arrow and pull out the bulb holder.
6. Replace the defective bulb with a new bulb of the same type.
7. Replace the bulb holder. The retaining lugs must audibly click into place.
8 Attach the connector to the bulb holder and fit the cover. The cover must engage fully and securely.

There are various types of rear light, so the position and design of covers, bulbs and bulb holders may vary from those shown in the illustrations.

In tail lights with LED technology, the reversing light is fitted with a normal bulb. This bulb can be changed.

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