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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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How do you pop out the lens to get to the bulb?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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pull the light housing out from the forward side of it and ti should pop out. Twist the bulb counter clockwise until its free. Pull the bulb out...
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Default Per Bentley Manual, you need to access the housing from the backside...

by removing the noise damper panel, and then press the clips that hold the housing in-place and push out. Then you remove it as haha bye says.
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THanks for the replies.

Is the noise damper panel the plastic piece under the car? The side marker bulb I'm trying to get to in the front passenger side marker.

Haha - the side marker lens is smooth and flush to the car, is there a trick to popping it out?

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Default Yes, that's the panel to remove, and that is why you need to depress the clips from the backside...

before you pull the housing on the outside of the fender.
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Default Don't, sand down the housing and then paint it to match your car, i did, looks much better. But

since you have to get to it anyway because of a fault code i presume, have to go in through the back i believe.
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Can you get at the bulb (for replacement) from under the hood or under the car. What is the best approach for replacing this bulb?
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I just used a small/thin screw driver to pop out the outside (previously yellow) marker.
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Really... thats it? From the outside? That sounds easy.... Thanks AM_Ver appreciate it
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I just used a small/thin screw driver to pop out the outside (previously yellow) marker.
i did likewise and scratched my painted reflectors unfortunately
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Are we all talking about the same side light? The yellow one closest to the fog lamp, not the bubble blinker light on the side... right? doesn't look like I could pop that lens off without damage.
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yes thats the one we are talking about i believe the correcct way is from underneath the car. remove the belly pan and push outward somehow
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I am talking about this one - I painted mine. You need to use a fine tip screwdriver - maybe a knife might work.
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Guys. the easiest way to get to that light without scratching anything, or braking anything is to pop off the fog light grill. Just grab them, pull on the side closest to the center of the car then pull the rest off. Then you can reach in and pop the side marker off by squeezing the retainer clip with your hand. Easy as pie, and it takes less then 2 minutes.
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Cool thanks all.
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Poping out the fog light assembly worked like a charm. Thanks
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Actually found that popping out the lens with a utility knife from the outside was far easier then removing the fog assembly grille to reach up for the light bulb. No damage to the paint at all when being careful. Very useful information......Thanks guys.
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Any update here from others? I need to replace a bulb and am debating whether to go with any of these or just replace the bulb. Can someone take a pic of their A6 with these in?
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I just replaced my driver's side, side light using the "remove the fog light grill method." Thanks for all the previous advice! Worked out fine, even though I was afraid I was going to snap it in half. Couple of hindsight pointers. The inside clips on the fog light grill work as you might expect, they release as you might open a door, swing out from in to out. There is another pair of clips, top and bottom, in the middle of the grill (left side of the lights), that angle towards the back of the car. And more at the very end, including some back to back clips that squeeze together and push through an opening in the direction of the tire well. So. Once the inside clips are released, don't continue to "swing open the door." The other clips point more or less towards the rear of the car, so to release them I should have pulled the grill straight out towards the front of the vehicle. Now I know. One more thing. If you do decide to simply try to pry out the light housing, on my model, the only metal clip is on the rear side of the light. At the front it is a molded, plastic hinge that fits into a slot. So, it would have to pry from the rear side, where the metal clip is, and swung out, back to front. The bulb socket on my unit pulls straight out. If it were twisted, it would break some tabs that hold it in place.
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Ha! Thanks for the easy to understand instructions on how to pop the cover without doing any other extra work. Took me a minute to get the best angle (and not damage my car) but that was it. Thanks guys!
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