Introduction

The 2008-2013 Volkswagen Golf tail light bulbs may burn out over time. This replacement guide will instruct users how to locate, remove, and replace these light bulbs.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. On the driver's side of the vehicle's rear cargo area, locate the rectangular tail light compartment cover.
    • On the driver's side of the vehicle's rear cargo area, locate the rectangular tail light compartment cover.

  2. Using your fingers, gently pull the cover away from the compartment.
    • Using your fingers, gently pull the cover away from the compartment.

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  4. With the cover removed, locate the light bulb assembly.
    • With the cover removed, locate the light bulb assembly.

    • Use a flathead screwdriver to release the locking tab.

  5. Pull gently to remove the light bulb assembly.
    • Pull gently to remove the light bulb assembly.

    • The assembly will remain connected to the vehicle via the wiring harness.

  6. Turn the assembly so that the smaller tail light bulb and larger fog light bulb are visible.
    • Turn the assembly so that the smaller tail light bulb and larger fog light bulb are visible.

  7. Using your fingers, gently pull the tail light bulb out of the socket.
    • Using your fingers, gently pull the tail light bulb out of the socket.

    • Insert a new replacement light bulb into the tail light socket.

    • Excess force may cause light bulbs to break.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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