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DIY - Removing Brake Light Polo 9N3

Post by Bird87_ZA »

Anyhow, decided it can't be that hard, so I gave it a shot this afternoon. And yes, I thought about my fellow VW Polo enthusiasts, and here is the guide!! W00h00!!

First, right at the handles on the inside, remove the two screws.

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Then, stick your finger between the lock and the body, and just pull. VW uses zink clips, so don't worry about them breaking. Should come of easily-ish. Grey panel removed.

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Then, stick with the grey piece, start at the edge and just pull it out. More clips. That's the lighter panel removed.

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Now, loosen the three screws. This is basic stuff, but might be hard if your a dumbass. :bang:

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Then just start at the edge of the red light and pull it off. It is stuck on, so don't be afraid to pul to hard. It won't break.

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That's it, 3rd breaklight is off! Now for the fun part, VW charger R18.00 per blown bulb. And it's only availible at the agents. Awesome hey?
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Re: Removing Brake Light Polo 9N3

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VW Charges R550 for labour only.

It's not that hard. Took me 8 minutes first time round.
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I'm sure those bulbs should be available somewhere else too. What do they look like? Post a picture. R18 isn't too bad though.
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Went to the local dealership....apparently they do not sell those globes...they want me to by a new brake light!!! :bang: :bang: :bang:
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iceblue wrote:I'm sure those bulbs should be available somewhere else too. What do they look like? Post a picture. R18 isn't too bad though.
I'll put one up as soon as I have time. R18 is bad if you see the size of the globe.
Le Clue wrote:Went to the local dealership....apparently they do not sell those globes...they want me to by a new brake light!!! :bang: :bang: :bang:
Dealership said they can order, but then it's R22 a globe.
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Post by Mitch »

:hi: Thread revival!

Any idea if it will as easy to remove on the 6R? I would assume a similar process. Darkranger, have you done this on your 6R?
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Mitch wrote::hi: Thread revival!

Any idea if it will as easy to remove on the 6R? I would assume a similar process. Darkranger, have you done this on your 6R?
Haven't done it, but I'm sure it should be quite a bit easier since the 6R doesn't have the upper bit of trim on the tailgate.
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