Changing rear bulbs in Audi cars

This covers most models of Audi from 2003 to date including the A3, A4 TT and A5 range.

The method will also work on most other VAG group cars as the light designs are similar.

Audi rear bulbs are a pain to change if you don't know how.

If you don't know how do change the bulb in your Audi's rear light cluster and don't have a manual you'll probably never work it out.

Follow our simple step by step instructions.

Pop out the little cover to expose the screw.

There is a plastic hex tool in the spare wheel toolkit which fits over the screw and allows you to turn this screw.

audi-bulb-1

If you don't have the tool you can insert a flat screwdriver into the groove on the bolt and turn this anticlockwise. When it starts to wobble you are best off turning it by hand and keeping tight grip on it so it doesn't fall inside the rear recess.

audi-bulb-2

Once you have removed this bolt the whole of the rear light cluster will come out.

With a twisting motion from the rear towards the front prize out the lens cover by rotating it out of it's housing. There are 2 small lugs near the front end (outside edge). To the rear (inside edge) there is a rubber casing which just pops out.

audi-bulb-3

There are two screws on the rear of the lens cover that wil allow you to remove the bulb cluster from the housing. keep the rubber seal in place, it can be quite hard to stretch it back into place if it comes off.

audi-bulb-4

You did work out which bulb needed changing didn't you. Pull out the bulb that has failed by pressing it lightly and rotating it slightly. Insert the new bulb and test it before you put everything back together.

audi-bulb-5

Fit the rubber seal in place, do up the retaining screws to reattach the bulb housing to the lens cover.

Fitting again is a simple reversal of the removal process. It takes a  wiggle to get this back into place but again line up the front end with the lugs and lug holes, and then twist the back end on a pivot. The retaining screw is a tight fit so you'll have to put pressure on the lens cover to get it back into place.

audi-bulb-6

Please Check out my YouTube channel, we're regularly adding new content...

PLEASE HELP: I NEED YOUR DONATIONS TO COVER THE COSTS OF RUNNING THIS SITE AND KEEP IT RUNNING. I do not charge you to access this website and it saves most TorqueCars readers $100's each year - but we are NON PROFIT and not even covering our costs. To keep us running PLEASE Donate here

If you liked this page please share it with your friends, drop a link to it in your favourite forum or use the bookmarking options to save it to your social media profile.

Feedback - What do You Think?

Please use our forums if you wish to ask a tuning question, and please note we do not sell parts or services, we are just an online magazine.

Help us improve, leave a suggestion or tip

Your Constructive comments on this article, I really want to improve this article with your help and suggestions.


Please watch this video and subscribe to my YouTube channel.



Member Benefits

Join our forum today and benefit from over 300,000 posts on tuning styling and friendly car banter.

You will also have full access to the modifed car gallery, project car updates and exclusive member only areas.

(All car owners of all ages and from all countries are welcome).


BMW 335i - 2021 COTY

We gave the BMW 335i our coveted car of the year award, read more about this awesome car and see why 335i Tuning Guide

Tips for N54 Tuning

Tips for N55 Tuning
Tips for B58 Tuning

Popular articles

Tuning diesels
ECU Remapping
double clutching
Induction Kits
Customize a car
Tuning Chips
Modded Car insurance
Track day insurance
Remap Diesels
MPG calculator
DPF cleaning
Stage 1-3 Tuning


Brake Fade

What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?
Read more...

Tuning Mpg

Tuning for improved MPG
Read more...

Hydraulic Vs Air Suspension

Air or Hydraulic suspension kits
Read more...

Gullwing Doors

Gullwing Doors & gull wing door conversion kits
Read more...

In Car Toolkit

Essential toolkit to help you avoid breakdowns.
Read more...

Ecosse 81206

Parotec 206 CC Bodykit From Ecosse
Read more...

MPG Calculator

MPG calculator UK miles per Gallon – calculate MPG
Read more...