There is a metal piece that you have to pull toward you. It is held down by two Phiilips screws. When you apply the emergency brake. Try not to exceed it too much or deflate to much as it could cause tire problems such as balding on just the inside or outside of your tires. This should provide enough space to work in the headlight compartment. As simple as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for brake light bulb lamp replacement instructions and illustrations. Gently pull off the tail light assembly from the rear corner of the vehicle.
If the test light lights up then you have voltage to that point and that could mean the transformer or the light assembly may not be functioning properly. This will give you enough room to work in the headlight compartment unless you have unusually large hands. My car rendered un driveable until fixed. Use a 13mm wrench on the outside and a 15mm to hold the inside while removing the outer bolts. He checked the shift lock, fuses, brake light switch, computer stuff. After getting into the job I found you can not replace the bulbs. Try this site I found for a guide.
There are two plastic studs or two metal nuts securing the light cluster to the car which must be removed. Remove the battery cover from the battery. Gently pinch the two release tabs towards each other and lift the bulb bracket out of the tail light housing. Spin on the two nuts in the clockwise direction and tighten them with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench or a flathead screwdriver. It is a round plug with a quite large alen key fitting. If the fuse is not blown check to see if you have voltage at the connection at the light.
Then, replace the new light to push it firmly in its place until you hear click sound from it. Push the power plug back in to its socket at the rear of the housing. The remaining two fit perfectly. Move the wire snap on the headlight plate cover to release the headlight plate cover. So in effect on it's 8th birthday it should be on it's 3rd belt. All of the bulbs can be replaced without removing the unit from the car by accessing and removing the bulb housing portion of the unit through the access panel in the trunk.
If you screwed up, you may need three other items to retract the piston: 1. If the bulb lit upon startup, it is probably the switch. Installation is the reverse of removal. By entering this site, you agree to hold Pelican Parts free from any liability arising out of the use of any information contained within. Information and technical articles within this website are for reference only. To release it, push is slightly in toward the bulb and then down; it easily releases this way.
Reverse the procedure to close everything back up. Once the headlight plate cover is unclipped, it slides toward the inside of the car, and can be removed. The exact carrier and service used is calculated once the order is packaged for shipment. You have to put the car on axel stands on level ground. Figure 3 The access panel on the left side has two knobs red arrows that you turn 90 degrees to open. I thank the previous contributor who gave me the initial instruction on the use of the cube tool.
To the left of the hazard switch if like my mk 4 you have 2 x switch socket covers black plastic covers. The life-time of a bulb is limited. Alternatively many inexpensive stand-alone fault-code readers are available that will reset a number of other warnings in addition to the service indicator. All you need do is twist and pull, viola there on the end of the appendage is the bulb and can… I believe it is every 80,000 miles or every four years, which ever comes first. It took forever to figure out.
I climbed into the trunk and pulled on the handles while pushing my feet into the spare tire well to get the piece to dislodge. The first two steps are to pop open the trunk and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out bulb. Our light bulb resource includes car light bulb sizes for headlamps, turning signals, parking lights, reverse lights, brake lights, corner lights, sidemarkers, license plate lights, interior map lights, dome lights, vanity mirror visor lights, trunk lights and more. This is done by coaxing it towards the fabric of the door card; gentle persuasion from a screwdriver may help here. I use couple of screwdriver to pull out the light completely. I had troubles with my vauxhall zafira 1. Now the rest is simple.