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How to Replace Side Marker Light 98-05 Volkswagen Beetle

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How to Replace Side Marker Light 98-05 Volkswagen Beetle

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, cracked, faded, cloudy, or chipped side marker light on 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, Volkswagen Beetle.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Side Marker Light
    • Pry off the rear side marker light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Twist the socket counterclockwise out of the light
    • Pull the bulb out of the socket
    • Push the new bulb into the socket
    • If you are only servicing the bulbs, turn the socket clockwise into the light
    • If you are replacing the marker light assembly, proceed to step 2
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Rear Side Marker Light
    • Turn the bulb socket clockwise into the new side marker light
    • Push the marker light in, starting at the rear

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to service and replace a rear side marker light on this 2001 Volkswagen Beetle. We show you on the passenger's side, but the driver's side is the same procedure. It's the same part and similar process on these Volkswagen Beetles from '98 to 2005.The items you'll need for this are a new rear side marker light from and a flat blade screwdriver.

Lightly pry out on the front of your rear side marker light, pull it out. To service the bulb, you just twist the socket counter-clockwise, pull it out, and the bulb pulls out. Push your new one in, and then just twist the socket back in clockwise to lock it. If you're looking to replace the whole assembly, just twist the socket out.

On the left is the old rear side marker light. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical, and they'll fit exactly the same. Take your new side marker light, twist the socket into place, push the back in first, and then the front, and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

1998 - 2005  Volkswagen  Beetle
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