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    Thread: How to remove the yellow front bumper light?

    1. Member EvilWabbit's Avatar
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      02-21-2005 02:25 PM #1
      As the topic says, how?

      I look throught the DIY section but came up empty.

      Pls help.

      Thank You.


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      02-21-2005 02:31 PM #2
      Push in on the rear half of the lense.
      While pushed in slide it toward the rear of the car.
      It should then come out of the slot and then out of the bumper.
      Unhook (pull) the lightbulb out of the lense.

    3. 02-21-2005 02:38 PM #3
      Push in on the rear half of the lense. Does this mean the back of the lens, so i have to put my hand up in the bumber to get at it, or push the half of the light closest to the rear....ive dropped my whole bumper bfore to swap headlights, so i know what the whole mechcanism looks like, so if you reply with any terminolgy towards what it looks like i have a good understanding of it

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      02-21-2005 02:42 PM #4
      push the half of the light closest to the rear.
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    5. 02-21-2005 03:05 PM #5
      Put your finger on the portion of the light closest to the rear of the car. Push in firmly. It will go maybe 1/2" into the bumper. With it pressed in push the whole thing rearward (toward the back of the car) slightly. You then remove the light from the front section first, sort of sliding it out at an angle. There is a wire connected to the bulb. Simply pull this straight off (no twisting). Re-install is the reverse.

      On my clear side markers I had to use an Xacto knife to shave the slot in the bumper a little bit for the new lights to fit, but now it is sweet.

      Note: the wire for the light just sorta hangs behind the bumper.

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      Modified by CortezTheKiller at 8:07 PM 2-21-2005


    6. 02-22-2005 01:54 PM #6
      Thank you - took those nasty lights out yesterday

    7. 02-22-2005 02:07 PM #7
      hardest diy ever!

    8. 03-17-2005 05:33 PM #8
      Whaaa? I just took one of mine out today out of curiousity, and I had to push on the front half and slide it forward. What is the deal with this? I have a 2000 GTI VR6, that is a MK4 right?

    9. 03-17-2005 07:08 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by MrPotsAndPans »
      Whaaa? I just took one of mine out today out of curiousity, and I had to push on the front half and slide it forward. What is the deal with this? I have a 2000 GTI VR6, that is a MK4 right?

      It's the front. I'm pretty sure the guys here are confused.


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      03-17-2005 08:08 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Lovebomb bora »

      It's the front. I'm pretty sure the guys here are confused.

      Agreed. I just changed to smoked bumper markers yesterday. I had to push the front in and slide the light toward the front of the car to get it out. '00 Golf.


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      03-17-2005 08:11 PM #11
      on my 04 vr6 i had to push the back in
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      03-29-2005 03:30 PM #12
      i have a 99.5 jetta vr6, push the front (side NOT next to the wheel) in, then put a towel over the head of a small flathead screwdriver and push the light toward the front of the car, took less then 5 minutes for both sides

      BEFORE


      AFTER




      Modified by VacantSkies88 at 12:32 PM 3-29-2005


    13. 04-05-2005 10:26 PM #13
      I can't be getting this wrong, but this isn't working on my GTI. The only room is has to move is outward.

    14. 07-18-2005 07:55 PM #14
      I have an 05 GLI, and my side markers WILL NOT PUSH IN TOWARDS THE REAR OF THE CAR ... PERIOD.
      so I'm stuck with some clear side markers if anyine wants them ... hell give me the goddamned pastage and you can have em'!!!

    15. 07-18-2005 08:09 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by lovepanda »

      so I'm stuck with some clear side markers if anyine wants them ... hell give me the goddamned pastage and you can have em'!!!

      How should i send the money?


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      07-18-2005 08:34 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by lovepanda »
      I have an 05 GLI, and my side markers WILL NOT PUSH IN TOWARDS THE REAR OF THE CAR ... PERIOD.
      so I'm stuck with some clear side markers if anyine wants them ... hell give me the goddamned pastage and you can have em'!!!

      wow it's REALLY SAD that you gave up trying to install LIGHTS.

      ok people read THIS and end the confusion

      BUMPER LIGHTS...the lights in the bumper rub strip
      SIDE MARKERS... the lights in the fender above the wheel.

      TO REMOVE BUMPER LIGHTS:
      1. push front part of lens (closest to front of the car) into the car
      2. with the front pushed in, use the friction between your hand and the light to move the light forward (towards the front of the car)
      3. the side of the light closest to the rear of the car will pop out a little bit. get your finger under there and pull out (towards yourself)
      4. unplug the light harness
      5. reverse to install.

      TO REMOVE SIDE MARKERS:
      1. get a butter knife, credit card, flat head wrapped in tape or a towel (something thin, strong and dull)
      2. wedge your object from 1 between the light and the fender on the rear side (closest to rear of car)
      3. push the light towards the front of the car while using the object from 1 to pop the light out.


    17. 07-19-2005 03:41 AM #17
      seriously, with all respect ... this, as far as I'm concerned has to be wrong. Maybe it worked like that for you (like in your DIY thing) but my markers would not budge towards the rear of the car, only towards the front ... in the end it took a srewdriver with a rag over it ... they look great and I love them, but very frustrating mod ... but again, I love the way my car looks now...

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      07-19-2005 03:44 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by lovepanda »
      seriously, with all respect ... this, as far as I'm concerned has to be wrong. Maybe it worked like that for you (like in your DIY thing) but my markers would not budge towards the rear of the car, only towards the front ... in the end it took a srewdriver with a rag over it ... they look great and I love them, but very frustrating mod ... but again, I love the way my car looks now...

      Quote, originally posted by bluebora20v »

      3. push the light towards the front of the car while using the object from 1 to pop the light out.

    19. 07-30-2005 09:39 AM #19
      I concur with bluebora20v. Outstanding description to assist a first timer. Thank you.


      Modified by REZ76 at 10:33 AM 7-30-2005

    20. 07-30-2005 10:29 AM #20
      I was reading this post and I decided to see what's the damn confusion, It's not that difficult & I am first timer ... It's the Front pplz. ADELANTE! MOJONES


      Modified by nasTyneF at 3:52 PM 7-30-2005

    21. 11-17-2005 11:36 PM #21
      I have on 04 Jetta GLS... Mine push in on the front and slide forward. I, too, had to do some shaving but looks hot!


      Modified by nymike at 9:40 PM 11-17-2005

    22. 11-17-2005 11:40 PM #22
      i already did this, but 1. was this supposed to be easy becuase i spent a good 20 min tryin to wedge them outta there...and 2. when putting new ones in, did anyone else's not fit flush? one of mine did, but the other one (on the drivers side) if it matters isnt flush and wont budge to be flush

    23. 12-10-2005 01:30 PM #23
      Just did to my '03 Jetta GLI - with the smoked bumpers from VividWonders... pushed in front, slid forward, popped out. Simple install (had to check LED polarity), took 5 minutes tops, looks great!

    24. 04-19-2006 06:37 PM #24
      Thanks for advice,got to be the easiest mod I've ever done.Less than five minutes.If everything was this easy,look out!

    25. 04-19-2006 06:48 PM #25
      Smash it and pull out hte pices and then put in the new lense. It worked for me after i got mad and broke it ADD i guess

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      05-20-2006 02:03 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by pest »
      Smash it and pull out hte pices and then put in the new lense. It worked for me after i got mad and broke it ADD i guess

      Nice

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      05-20-2006 02:07 PM #27
      One small question that turned into a debate on Capital Hill. We're done here.
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