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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-2001 Volkswagen Passat Tail Light Replacement

Fits Years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
All Volkswagen Passat Tail Lights for sale


Tools required:
  • 8mm wrench


Step 1: Lift the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Remove the trunk liner trim panel that covers the tail light's mounting area.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the three 8mm retaining bolts that hold the tail light assembly in place.

Step 4: Pull the bulb panel from the back of the tail light assembly.

Step 5: Fully remove the tail light assembly from the vehicle.

Step 6: Position the new tail light assembly properly and secure into place by tightening the three 8mm retaining bolts.

Step 7: Attach the bulb panel to the back of the tail light assembly.

Step 8: Reattach the trunk liner panel.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998 Volkswagen Passat Tail Light Replacement Instructions
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