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Rear Light Removal 3 door -Guide?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mikey, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Mikey
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    [Jul 29, 2008]
    Does anyone have a good guide (pref with pics) on how to remove the rear lights from a 3 door A3 8P Audi? Thanks.
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    [Jul 29, 2008]
    1) Open boot.
    2) remove the circular cap from the side of the boot.
    3) take the screwdriver from your toolkit and insert the flat end of it into the hole in the bolt behind the cap and turn anti-clockwise to remove the bolt.
    4) with the bolt out the lights will come off. Start by prying it out at the boot side and then run your hand along the lower edge to pry the bottom out and then the top will come out. There are two round ball shaped clips on the outer edge of the lights that clip into a hole in the bodywork. Be careful not to break these. (if you have new lights to fit then take a look at them and you'll see what I am talking about.
    5) Unclip the power connector and bob's your uncle.

    refitting them is just the reverse.
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