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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Changing taillight bulbs in the vehicle body

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Fig. 207 In the side of the luggage compartment: releasing the tail light, removing the trim panel and removing the screws.

Fig. 208 Removed tail light: removing the bulb holder and replacing the tail light and brake light bulb ③ or turn signal bulb ④.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Please perform these steps only in the order listed.

Removing the tail lights

1. Please review and follow the checklist ⇒ Information on light bulb replacement .
2. Open the rear hatch ⇒ Rear hatch .
3. Insert the wire bracket from the vehicle tool kit (⇒ Vehicle tool kit ) into the small hole in the trim panel ⇒ Fig. 207② B. Remove the trim panel in the direction of the arrow using the wire bracket.
4. Open the side storage compartment in the luggage compartment ⇒ Other storage compartments .
5. Using the Phillips screwdriver from the vehicle tool kit, turn the locking mechanism ⇒ Fig. 207① A 90 ° counterclockwise until it stops.
6. Remove the screws ⇒ Fig. 207③    C.
7. Pull the tail light out of the body carefully until the electrical connector is visible.
8. Remove the red locking mechanism ⇒ Fig. 208① D as illustrated and disconnect the electrical connector with the lever ⇒ Fig. 208②    D pressed down.
9. Lay the tail light on a clean and level surface.

Changing light bulbs

10. Remove the screws ⇒ Fig. 208④    E.
11. Remove the bulb holder ⇒ Fig. 208③ E from the tail light.
12. Replace burned out tail light, brake light ⇒ Fig. 208⑤ F or turn signal bulbs ⇒ Fig. 208⑥ F with bulbs that are identical to the ones being replaced.
13. Insert the bulb holder in the tail light and screw it in ⇒ Fig. 208   E.

Installing the tail lights

14. Turn the locking mechanism ⇒ Fig. 207①    A 90 ° clockwise until it stops.
15. Insert the electrical connector into the bulb holder until it clicks into place. Press the red locking mechanism ⇒ Fig. 208① D back in.
16. Insert the tail light into the opening on the body carefully.
17. Hold the tail light in the correct position with one hand and tighten the screws with the other hand ⇒ Fig. 208③    C.
18. Insert the trim panel ⇒ Fig. 207②    B into its original position, first at the bottom and then at the top.
19. Close the side storage compartment in the luggage compartment.
20. Close the rear hatch ⇒ Rear hatch .
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