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How to Replace High Mount Third Brake Light 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Replace High Mount Third Brake Light 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

Created on: 2015-01-19

Replace the third high mount brake late on the 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta yourself by following the short steps in this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Roof Panel
    • Pull sharply to release the clips on the rear roof panel
    • Remove the panel
    • Pry off any clips with a pair of pliers and insert them into the panel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Third Brake Light
    • Push up and slide the third brake light forward
    • Lift up on the tab and disconnect the brake light wiring harness
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Third Brake Light
    • Slide the third brake light into place until it's clipped in
    • Connect the brake light wiring harness
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Rear Roof Panel
    • Line up the panel
    • Push in the clips along the panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the third brake light on this 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. It's the same part and similar process on these Jettas from 2005 to 2007. The items you'll need for this include a new third brake light from 1AAuto.com and a pair of needle nose pliers.

First thing you want to do is pull down this panel. Pull sharply to release each of the clips. If any of the clips got left behind, just use a pair of pliers to grip onto them and pull them out. Once you've pulled each of them out, just slide them back into this slots on this panel.

Now to release the third brake light, just push up on it and slide it forward. If one side releases before the other, just pull it back a little bit without re-clipping it. This will make the other side easier to pull out.

Once it's free, you want to just lift up on this tab to release the harness, and then the harness slides out.

Up top is the old third brake light; below is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're a little different, but they'll still fit exactly the same.

Slide your new third brake light up into place. Just want to line up those clips and slide it straight back. Make sure it's fully clipped in. If it isn't, clip it in. Once it's all the way in place, just slide that harness back in.

Line up the panel and just hit it back into place.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

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