Removing rear lightRemoving rear light  - Changing bulbs for rear lights in sidepanel - Fuses and bulbs - Self-help - Audi A5 Owner's Manual - Audi A5

To change the bulbs, you must remove the rear light.

Removing the light requires a certain degree of practical skill.

Luggage compartment: Location of retaining screw for rear light
Luggage compartment: Location of retaining screw for rear light

Removing rear light from side panel
Removing rear light from side panel

Ц Check which of the bulbs is defective.
Ц Open the boot lid.
Ц Remove the side trim.
Ц Insert the screwdriver (from the tool kit) through the side opening in the plastic screw.
Ц Turn the screwdriver anti-clockwise to loosen the screw and then carefully remove the screw.
Ц Gradually ease the light housing out of the rubber mountings (positions page 284, 3 and 4) by pulling alternately in direction of arrows 1and 2. If necessary use the tool for changing bulbs from your vehicle's toolkit to carefully apply some pressure between positions 3 and 4.
Ц Unplug the electrical connector.
Ц Change the defective bulb.

When removing or installing the rear light, take care not to cause any damage. Caution

When removing or installing the rear light, take care not to cause any damage.

Х Removing the rear light in particular can lead to the paintwork or rear light becoming damaged. This is another reason why we recommend having the bulbs changed by a qualified workshop.
Х NEVER use metal tools (e.g. a screwdriver) or sharp or pointed plastic tools to lever out the rear light - risk of damaging the paint.

Make sure you have a soft cloth ready to place under the glass on the rear light, Note

Make sure you have a soft cloth ready to place under the glass on the rear light, to avoid any scratches.