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Brake light removal

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by TimmyTDI, Jan 1, 2006.

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    [Jan 1, 2006]
    Guys, warning light came on so I need to change the offside bulb. How easy is it to do?
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    Nice and easy, as per David's links theres a black plastic gromet that covers a nut, undo the nut and the complete rear lense comes off.

    J.
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    All done....thanks for your help guys.
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    [Jan 15, 2006]
    Hi,

    Right, I finally get fed up of that yellow warning light letting you know that the brake light is worn.
    So I go round to replacing it and try to follow the instructions above but I couldnt remove the black plastic gromet that covers the nut. Ive tried using a pliers.
    Any thoughts?
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    [Jan 15, 2006]
    I always go back to the dealer for replacement bulbs. They do it for free (bulb costs 50p or sometimes they don't even charge - shock!)
    Its a PITA to do it yourself.
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    [Jan 16, 2006]
    Baudi,
    From the instruction posted above "rear light - remove".
    Plug (2) flicks out with a screwdriver. When you get past that Cap nut (1) has a slot in it. Unscrew it using the screwdriver.

    Pulling the lights off can then be a real pain. On mine they were really tight first time off.

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    [Jan 16, 2006]
    Hi,
    I've tried to screw it off. As it wasnt moving I thought I had to remove the black plastic cover first.
    I'll give it another try this wkd.

    Thanks,
    Luis
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