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Old 10-21-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Center brake light and rear glass

I need to set new bulbs in center brake light thats on the top side of the rear window, but after unscrewing those two screws it seems as the rear glass is been somehow pushed slightly upwards and not allowing the brake light to come out. There are no sign of cracks or any damages. I have tried to see if the glass is loose and can be pushed downward but its not.
Anyone have a clue on how to solve this?
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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Can you post pix that show the problem you're talking about? The light's gasket may just be seized to the glass...
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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after I remove the screws the light panel can easily move to the left and the right side but can't push it out. I'll take a picture tomorrow, but its no difference as others.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:40 AM   #4
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Here is the picture of the light I am struggling with

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Old 10-22-2016, 01:05 PM   #5
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Is that a separate spoiler on the MkII model? (we don't have them here)

Might even need to loosen it slightly for more clearance if needed vs. the glass.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:39 PM   #6
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No its not separate its part of the rear door and its not even possible to access the light from behind.
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Looks no different from mine. You may have to apply a bit of force and lever out the plastic light fitting using a flat blade of some sort. Besides the electrical connector, the rear window washer hose line is going to be preventing the light fixture from simply dropping out once you remove the two screws.

It is also not unknown for heat from those little lights to melt and badly distort the plastic fixture as they burn out. If you have more than one of the five bulbs burnt out, it's a distinct possibility the plastic distortion has warped the whole fixture in which case you're probably looking at replacing it.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:05 AM   #8
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X2 that last one. The red assembly DOES come out, you mess with that glass enough to break it and your cost just went up 5000%. STOP doing ANYTHING to the glass itself.

Yes, melted enough the plastic assembly may break up in pieces trying to remove it.
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