Tom's Golf, New Beetle, Jetta Repairs and Info
These are brief instructions on changing the tail light bulbs in the Volkswagen New Beetle. The only special tool that seems to be required is a butter knife. I would caution you to be careful removing and replacing the tail light assembly. I'm not impressed with how VW designed this part. It seems like if the assembly isn't installed properly, rain might leak into the car.
In this photo I've got my finger on the access panel inside the rear of the New Beetle. There is a panel like this on each side of the car.
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