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I need to change out the right rear "on body" tail light for…

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I need to change out the right rear "on body" tail light for my 2004 VW Phaeton - I managed to get a very clean and completely in tact used light assembly so I am trying to avoid taking it to the dealer for the install - any video on it or illustrated shop guide???

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your VW Phaeton. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

Nope - I'm pretty handy once i see the operation done myself - should have all the tools i need between myself and my brother - in -law ;-)

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Auto Mechanic: Mazda Ed, Auto Service Technician replied 3 years ago
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There is a cubby storage that pulls out from the side of the car. That’s where the battery is hidden. Once that cubby is removed you will see the 4 screws holding the light in place. Remove the four screws and the electrical connectors then pull the light out from the outside.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Sounds great! Hopefully I can make time after work to get it done tomorrow afternoon! Any direction on illustrations? Thank you - have an awesome evening...I'm good... cannot address tonight so I will trust the good Lord above to assist with the tools tomorrow ;-)
Auto Mechanic: Mazda Ed, Auto Service Technician replied 3 years ago
I think it takes a T25 Torx bit but my memory is a little fuzzy there.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Thanks for the added info... I have a full set of Torx... will update you after completion!
Auto Mechanic: Mazda Ed, Auto Service Technician replied 3 years ago
Great!
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hey Ed, Just completed the replacement on the Phaeton tail light - smooth as silk - Praise the Lord! Thank you for you assistance! Have a great weekend...
Auto Mechanic: Mazda Ed, Auto Service Technician replied 3 years ago
Glad it worked out! Thanks for accepting my answer.
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