1998-10 Volkswagen Beetle High Mount Third Brake Light Dorman 923-255 - 1ALTL01856

This replacement high mount or (3rd) third brake light is just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!


  • Correct connector on back of light
  • DOT (Department of Transportation) & SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) approved
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fits Hatchback models only

This high mount stop third brake light makes a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer unit.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Third Brake Light (0:35)
    • Open the trunk
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from each inside trunk handle
    • Use a putty knife to pry off the interior trunk panel
    • Remove the three Phillips screws from the third brake light
    • Pull the brake light out from the outside of the trunk
    • Disconnect the brake light wiring harness
  2. step : Installing the New Third Brake Light (1:31)
    • Connect the wiring harness to the new third brake light
    • Push the new brake light into place
    • Insert the three Phillips screws into the brake light
    • Lift the trunk panel into place, starting at the front
    • Push in the trunk panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw into each trunk handle

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Third Brake Light
Fast shipping and great replacement part save some money.Thank you again A1 auto!
December 18, 2017
2 months ago
Great fit
Fits my 04 beetle perfectly. Very easy to install.
January 18, 2018
1 month ago
Perfect Fit
Installed pretty perfectly to my 2005 Beetle. Very happy with the results.
November 20, 2017
3 months ago
Perfect fit
The part shipped and arrived quickly. I appreciate the cost savings on 1A's part, compared to the dealer. The part functions and fits perfectly.

Installation was a breeze thanks to 1A's very helpful YouTube demonstration.

I would recommend this replacement part, as well as 1A for anyone looking for high quality and good value.

January 23, 2017
1 year ago
Great Part
Came quickly. Installation was easy even though I’ve never done a 3rd brake light before. Saved lots of money — dealer wanted $300.
January 27, 2018
1 month ago
Thank you!
Thank you so much for your speedy delivery of the 3rd brake light for my daughter's Beetle! She loves her little car, and you make it so much easier to get parts for it!
June 15, 2017
11 months ago
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How-to Video:

(02:59 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1C0 945 097E
  • Dorman 923-255

Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2010 VW Beetle Hatchback High Mount Third Brake Light Dorman 923-255
Part #: 1ALTL01856

Ships Same Day for orders placed by 4 P.M. ET

Brand #: 923-255

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