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The following is a guide on how to replace the license plate lights on a 2008-2010 Audi A3 Sportback. The light that is being replaced in this guide is a Sylvania LED Mini Bulb 6418SYLLED. This part, along with its holder, illuminates the rear license plate of the vehicle. If your front lights are on, but your license plate lights are flickering or not on at all, you will need to replace your license plate lights. The bulb may be dying or out of place. See our troubleshooting page.

  1. The red arrows point to the relative location of the license plate lights (under overhang of hatch door where license plate is).
    • The red arrows point to the relative location of the license plate lights (under overhang of hatch door where license plate is).

  2. Open the hatchback and hold it in place so that you can easily reach the lights that illuminate the license plate. You may need to have another person hold the hatchback steady for you.
    • Open the hatchback and hold it in place so that you can easily reach the lights that illuminate the license plate. You may need to have another person hold the hatchback steady for you.

  3. Using a small screwdriver, loosen and remove the screw that is holding the license plate light in place with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Using a small screwdriver, loosen and remove the screw that is holding the license plate light in place with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Using a small screwdriver, loosen and remove the screw that is holding the license plate light in place with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  4. Once the screw is removed, wedge the end of a spudger or flathead screwdriver between the light and the black plastic. Gently pop the light out. Gently pop the light out.
    • Once the screw is removed, wedge the end of a spudger or flathead screwdriver between the light and the black plastic.

    • Gently pop the light out.

  5. Use one hand to hold the light steady. Place the thumb and the index finger of the other hand on the metal ends of the light.  Gently pull the light away from the  metal frame. Do not touch the glass part of the light with your fingers.
    • Use one hand to hold the light steady. Place the thumb and the index finger of the other hand on the metal ends of the light. Gently pull the light away from the metal frame.

    • Do not touch the glass part of the light with your fingers.

Conclusion

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

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