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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing high-level brake light, Golf

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Plastic wedge -T10039/1-
Removing:
–  Switch off ignition and all electrical loads, and pull out ignition key.
  Caution
Danger of damage to component surfaces.
When using leverage tools, mask visible areas of the component with commercially available adhesive tape.
 

Removing and installing high-level brake light, Golf

–  Attach a strip of adhesive tape -1- to the area of the rear lid above the brake light.
  Caution
Make sure the seal is not damaged when removing the high-level brake light.
 

Removing and installing high-level brake light, Golf

–  Insert wedge -T10039/1--1- at top between high-level brake light -2- and rear lid.
–  Using plastic wedge -T10039/1--1-, press high-level brake light -2- downwards.
–  Swing high-level brake light -2- out of rear lid.
 

Removing and installing high-level brake light, Golf

–  Pull out hose-locking device -arrow-.
–  Pull hose connection -1- off high-level brake light.
–  Disconnect electrical connector -2-.
–  Remove high-level brake light.
Installing:
  Note
When installing high-level brake light, make sure seal is correctly seated. The seal must not form loops or be damaged.
–  Connect hose connection and connectors.
–  Press high-level brake light into rear lid.
–  Engage locking devices at top.
–  Engage retaining springs at bottom.
–  Check high-level brake light and rear window washer system for fault-free function.
 

Removing and installing high-level brake light, Golf

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