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VW Passat Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 2012 to 2015 Volkswagen Passat with photos.

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2015 Passat Trunk Light
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Screwdriver In Notch
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Remove Light Housing

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the NMS (new midsize sedan) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and the revised 2016 Volkswagen Passat sedan in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb located in the trunk.

Owners of other VW Group vehicles such as the Beetle, CC, Tiguan, Golf, Touareg, Jetta, GTI, SportWagen, Eos, Rabbit, Bora, Vento, Lavida, Coccinelle, Maggiolino, Fusca, Audi A3, A4, S4, A6, S6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, A5, S5, and TT may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base bulb is part number 2825. You can also use a brighter LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the trunk light bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Gently Pry Off Metal Cover
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Metal Cover Removed
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and then move to the right (passenger) side of the trunk.

Use a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to pry out the top edge of the cargo area light housing.

Press the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the plug straight out of the socket.

Use the screwdriver to gently pry off the silver metal rear cover on the housing.

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Push Bulb Out of Socket
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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Push In New 2825 Bulb
Carefully push the base of the old bulb out of the socket with the flathead screwdriver.

Push a new number 2825 bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

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Replace Cover & Plug
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Re-Insert Light Housing
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Test New Trunk Light Bulb
Snap the metal cover back in to place over the back of the light housing.

Re-insert the wires in to the bottom of the opening in the trunk liner.

Gently pop in the top of the light housing.

If the light didn't turn on immediately when you re-inserted the electrical connector, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the interior lights or open and close the trunk.

For more, check out all of my Volkswagen Passat DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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