Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

License Plate Light

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the 2 license plate lens retaining screws to gain access to the bulb-opening the rear hood may provide easier access to this assembly

This is a general procedure and applies to all models and types covered by this guide. A few steps may need to be slightly altered to comply with your particular vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. If necessary for easier access to the light assembly lens retaining screws, open the rear hood.
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  5. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the light assembly lens retaining screws.
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  7. Pull the lens and gasket, if equipped, off of the license plate light assembly.
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  9. If applicable, inspect the lens gasket for tearing or crumbling. If any such damage is evident, replace the old gasket with a new one upon installation.
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  11. Once the lens is removed from the light assembly, the light bulb can be removed. To remove the light bulb:
    1. Grasp the light bulb and gently press it in toward its socket.
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    3. While pressing the bulb in, turn the bulb counterclockwise until the two little pins on the bulb base clear the channels in the socket.
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    5. Pull the bulb up and out of its socket.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. During installation, make sure that the light bulb contacts are clean and free of corrosion.
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