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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old September 2nd, 2002, 02:11   #1
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Default New Beetle Tail Light

How do I get the rear tail light out of my New Beetle. I found the port to get at the wing nut in the trunk but when it is off I still can't get the light out. Thanks for your help.
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 06:05   #2
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Default Re: New Beetle Tail Light

From the outside, use a flat screw driver and carefully pry along the circumference and then pull the whole thing out. Have you unscrewed the Knurled nut and taken the washer and spacer out?
Note that if your dealer has changed the bulb ever, the washer and spacer may be missing [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

Hope this helps.
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 19:44   #3
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Default Re: New Beetle Tail Light

After you take off the nut the taillite pulls out.
I think its easier if you start from the top, but the lite is a bear to pull out.
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Old September 4th, 2002, 00:07   #4
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Default Re: New Beetle Tail Light

You get a pretty good view with the fender liner out- am going to replace all the bulbs I see when Im in there!
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