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Taillight Lens Replacement
 

Pelican Technical Article:

Taillight Lens Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$100 to $200

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm wrench or socket

Applicable Models:

A6 2.7T (1997-04)
A6 2.8 (1997-02)
A6 3.0L (2002-04)
S6 4.2 (1997-04)

Parts Required:

Taillight Lens

Hot Tip:

Replace tail light bulbs when replacing lenses

Performance Gain:

Better looks and increased visibility for other drivers

Complementary Modification:

Replace headlight lenses

Let's face it; nobody likes to see a cracked or broken taillight lens. Over time, the elements and Murphy's Law can break or crack one of the lenses. The good news is that replacement is pretty easy and should take no more than an hour. Note that this article is applicable to both left and right taillights.

Shown here is the taillight lens for your C5 Audi A6, available from Pelican Parts.
Figure 1

Shown here is the taillight lens for your C5 Audi A6, available from Pelican Parts.

Open the access door at the rear of the trunk to access the back of the taillight lenses.
Figure 2

Open the access door at the rear of the trunk to access the back of the taillight lenses.

Press the two tabs on the bulb carrier (green arrows) and pull the bulb carrier out of the taillight lens.
Figure 3

Press the two tabs on the bulb carrier (green arrows) and pull the bulb carrier out of the taillight lens. Inspect the bulbs and replace them if needed.

Loosen and remove the four 10mm nuts (green arrows) holding the lens to the body.
Figure 4

Loosen and remove the four 10mm nuts (green arrows) holding the lens to the body.

Now carefully pull the tail light lens off the body as shown here.
Figure 5

Now carefully pull the tail light lens off the body as shown here. Installing the new lens is the reverse order of removal.


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