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Changing bulb on rear light cluster A4 Avant

T0m May 7, 2008

  1. T0m

    T0m Active Member

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    How do you go about doing it...ive had a look and looks like you have to take off quite a bit of trim is this correct?
     
  2. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    Nope - just inside the tailgate there's a round section about the size of a 50p coin, pop that out and there's a screw hidden behind it. Remove that - careful not to drop it! - and you can then get the entire light cluster off and replace the bulb.

    Replacement is the opposite procedure.
     
  3. T0m

    T0m Active Member

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    thanks for that mate ;-)
     
  4. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    Also you need to ease the light cluster out sideways, but don't wrench it off as theres a locating pin on the back (towards the front of the car). I use a slim piece of metal covered in gaffer tape to slide down between the light and the bodywork in order to ease it out.
     
  5. coyote

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    PetrolDave I think you are over-exaggerating your size :). The round cap on my Avant is closer to the size of a 5p coin.

    The screw also had a bolthead so either use a magnetic screwdriver or a socket to unscrew it and as stated be careful as if you do drop it a lot of the trim will have to come off to find it.

    Or as stated in the manual take it to the stealers :jump:
     
  6. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    Me?????

    I wrote from memory while at work...
     
  7. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    The screw shouldn't drop out as it's "locked" to the bodywork.
     
  8. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    My grey cover is about the size of a 50p!
     
  9. coyote

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    Looks like they must be different for saloons and avants. My Avants bolts are not 'locked' just fiddly so I bought some spares.

    Photo shows spare bolts and cap (and a 5p) :rolleyes:

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  10. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Stationary

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    PetrolDave is spot on with the 50p cap size - mine is the same, had them in bits yesterday.
    Maybe its different for B6/B7 and saloon/avants?

    Either way, dont drop the screws coz you will never find them.
     
  11. kiptaylor

    kiptaylor New Member

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    couldn't agree more.did this the other day and dropped the screw making a 10 minute job take 2 hours!just make sure the screwdriver is well magnetized,take your time and it's pretty straighforward.
    kip:thumbsup:
     

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