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Old 06-07-2017, 03:54 PM   #14
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Drives: 2007 GTI 4dr BMP
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Chicago burb
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In case you were wondering, it is possible to replace the hatch harness without splicing the third brake light cable.
The brake light plug is in a rubber grommet so you can flex it around to get it at the right angle to get a small flat screwdriver in to release the old one.
Then I had to enlarge the holes on either side so my pointer fingers could fit to have the strength to maneuver and plug in the new connector. Only my pinky fingers could fit through the stock holes.
Don't forget to smooth the freshly cut edges with a file and put some paint over the bare metal.
It's a bit of a pain, but worth it to know your brand new harness is fully intact.
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