Audi A4 Owners Manual

Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel
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Overview of rear lights

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Rear lights in side panel

Rear lights in side panel

  • Х Brake lights
  • Х Turn signals

The following instructions for changing the bulb refer to the left side of the vehicle. Follow the same procedure for changing the bulb on the other side of the vehicle.

Removing rear light

To change the bulbs, you must remove the rear light. Removing the light requires a certain degree of practical skill.

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Luggage compartment: Location of retaining screw for rear light

Luggage compartment: Location of retaining screw for rear light

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Removing rear light from side panel

Removing rear light from side panel

Ц Check which of the bulbs is defective.
Ц Open the boot lid.
Ц Remove the side trim.
Ц Insert the screwdriver (from the tool kit) through the side opening in the plastic screw ⇒ fig. 302.
Ц Turn the screwdriver anti-clockwise to loosen the screw and then carefully remove the screw.
Ц Gradually ease the light housing out of the rubber mountings (positions ⇒ fig. 303 3 and 4) by pulling alternately in direction of arrows 1 and 2. If necessary use the tool for changing bulbs from your vehicle's toolkit to carefully apply some pressure between positions 3 and 4 ⇒ !.
Ц Unplug the electrical connector.
Ц Change the defective bulb.

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. When removing or installing the rear light, take care not to cause any damage. Caution

When removing or installing the rear light, take care not to cause any damage.

  • Х Removing the rear light in particular can lead to the paintwork or rear light becoming damaged. This is another reason why we recommend having the bulbs changed by a qualified workshop.
  • Х NEVER use metal tools (e.g. a screwdriver) or sharp or pointed plastic tools to lever out the rear light - risk of damaging the paint.

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Make sure you have a soft cloth ready to place under the glass on the rear Note

Make sure you have a soft cloth ready to place under the glass on the rear light, to avoid any scratches.

Changing bulbs

All bulbs can be changed easily after removing the rear light.

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Rear light, mounting plate is highlighted

Rear light, mounting plate is highlighted

Ц Detach the bulb carrier.
Ц Renew the defective bulb (pull to remove from plug-in holder or turn to remove from bayonet holder).
Ц Attach the bulb carrier.
Ц Re-install the rear light.

Installing rear light

The rear light is easy to re-install.

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Installing rear light

Installing rear light

To re-install the rear light, follow the steps for removal in reverse sequence.

Ц Plug in the electrical connector. Make sure you hear it click into place.
Ц Insert the rear light into the rear light carrier ⇒ fig. 305.
Ц Press the rear light into the two rubber mountings as far as it will go. The rear light must be flush with the body contour.
Ц Use the screw to secure the rear light from the luggage compartment.
Ц Make sure that all bulbs for the rear lights are working.

Audi A4: Changing bulbs for rear lights in side panel. Take care when installing the rear light to make sure there is no damage to Caution

Take care when installing the rear light to make sure there is no damage to the paintwork or any of its components.


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