C5 Rear Top Brake Light Removal
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    Default C5 Rear Top Brake Light Removal

    Anyone know how to remove / gain access to that light on top of the tail gate?
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    What model??


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Anyone know how to remove / gain access to that light on top of the tail gate?
    Seach results not successful.
    John
    If you look on either side of the plastic housing there should be a round flush button/tabs. Push them both in to release the cover to gain access.
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    Thatís a sedan


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    Sorry dmccurtayne, I had sent prematurely as I had / have trouble via the mobile phone app (constantly lose the text), it is a 2004 series 1 2.00l HDi wagon.
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    Default C5 Rear Top Brake Light Removal

    From memory itís been a while you remove that flap from the underside of the tailgate spoiler directly below the brake light or you pull the spoiler off


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    Sorry but the initial query was not correct as the issue relates to a "dead C5" at the wreckers and hence unable to separate the glass tail gate to gain access to the spoiler and stop light as that glass tail gate is controlled by a solenoid switch.

    Nevertheless, I had decided to give it another go and was prepared to smash that glass if necessary because it will be smashed when crushed (which is against my religion to destroy things as the next guy may be looking for the glass tail gate).

    The tail gate door card can be removed in its entirety with glass intact. Upon doing so, the solenoid is exposed and whilst I had prepared my self with some wire to make a hook - no need. I was able to manually operate that solenoid and open that glass tail gate.

    The rest was straight forward.

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