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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing tail light in rear lid

  Note
Removal and installation are described for the left side. Removal and installation on the right side are carried out in the same way.
If the event of a defective LED, the entire tail light needs to be renewed.
Removing
–  Turn light switch to “0” position.
  Caution
Danger of damage to component surfaces.
When using leverage tools, mask visible areas of the component with commercially available adhesive tape.
   
–  If needed, apply a narrow screwdriver at opening on side.
–  Press off cover -1- in -direction of arrow-.
 

Removing and installing tail light in rear lid

–  Remove nuts -1-.
–  Disconnect electrical connector -2-.
–  Remove left tail light 2 -MX5--3- outwards.
Installing
Install in the reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Note
Ensure that the gap between vehicle body and tail light housing is properly sealed by the seal.
Make sure that the connector is engaged firmly.
–  Swing left tail light 2 -MX5- from the outside into rear lid opening.
–  Align it properly to make contact at top and centre.
–  Screw on nuts first at top and then at bottom of left tail light 2 -MX5- and tighten them.
–  Test functionality.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - tail lights in rear lid, with bulbs“
 

Removing and installing tail light in rear lid

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