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How to Replace Inner Tail Lights 10-14 Volkswagen GTI

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  1. step : Removing the Inner Tail Light (0:15)
    • Open the hatch
    • Pry off the tail light cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Unplug the tail light electrical connector
    • Remove the 8mm nuts from the tail light
    • Pull the tail light out of the hatch
  2. step : Installing the Inner Tail Light (1:13)
    • Place the tail light onto the hatch, pulling the wires through the mounting hole
    • Fasten the 8mm nuts onto the headlight studs
    • Clip the tail light cover onto the hatch

Hi. I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We open the trunk. To access the rear light on the deck lid, you're going to use a flat, straight screwdriver. You're going to enter in here and pull this cover off. Cover comes off.

We're going to take the light assembly out. First we're going to disconnect the wires right here. You're going to push these two tabs and pull that to disconnect. These nuts are 8mm. I'm using a socket extension and ratchet. So, what you need to do is, you're going to push up in the center, in the taillight, and move it over, and then pull it straight out.

You want to make sure this lines up on the outside here. You're going to fish the wires through, have it tilted up. Pull it down flush. You'll reinstall the nuts using the socket and extension. You're gonna reinstall the trim panel, there's these two retainer clips that slide in on top. Then you push up and it should snap. The passenger side is the same as the driver's.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

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