Rear Lights – Bulb Replacement

Rear Lights – Bulb Replacement

18th December 2018 Off By Yeti Admin

If you’re a regular reader you might remember that my Yeti sailed through her statutory STK (MOT test) two weeks ago. However the inspector did advise on one thing… my passenger side rear light is dimmer than the driver’s side.

The two bulbs that live in there are on, but dim

Let’s fix that now…

dim rear light on my Yeti

First thing to do is to park up at Tesco then run inside and grab a couple of bulbs

Then queue and pay for them.

Obviously. 🙄

rear replacement bulbs for skoda yeti

I will fit these here in Tesco’s car park.

I keep my trusty compact tools set in my Yeti. In the set are Torx screwdrivers. And that’s good, because almost every job I do on my Yeti seems to involve Torx screws.

The compact tools set if you want it too is available here on Amazon

Compact tools set on Amazon

Two Torx screws to undo.

take off skoda yeti rear lense

Once they’re out there’s some fiddling to be done before the lens comes away.

But it’s no trouble. I just need to be careful. 😰

be careful removing Yeti rear lense

So what’s here?

I see two outer locking tabs and one inner locking tab. Easy push to release things.

yeti rear lamp removable

And one Torx screw

unscrewing the lense torx screw

And this explains much… these two little bulbs have turned silver.

So is this what they do over time?

skoda blown rear bulbs

Well they’re coming out…

silver coloured rear yeti bulbs

New bulbs in and lights switched on for a test before reassembly.

putting new light bulbs in my yeti

Good times 🤗

my yeti parked at Nemak, Most

Not really…

A warning light has now appeared as well as a nag on the MFD. 😯

Skoda Yeti Instrument cluster

🧙‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
You should ask your friends on the Yeti forum if they have experienced this. The link you need is: UK Yeti Owners Club

Okay! Thanks wizard! I will. Good idea.
Yes. They advise me that actually I have bought the wrong bulbs.

I bought a pair of W3W bulbs – I should’ve bought W5W 🤦‍♂️

The correct bulbs will satisfy my Yeti’s ‘brain’ and the error messages will disappear. They also advise to buy two pairs and replace both sides, not just one side.

It’s back to Tesco for me.

bulbs at Tesco, Most, CZ

I’m removing both rear light clusters this time and fitting the four new W5W bulbs…

skoda yeti rear light clusters

New bulbs in, let’s check if they all work and are of the same brightness.

skoda yeti with tailgate open


bright yeti rear lights

And now it really is…

Good times 😎

my yeti clocks

So bulb replacement is an easy fix for any of us to tackle.

Let’s not pay overly expensive labour charges to dealerships or independent garages (plus their heavily marked-up prices on items) for the things we can do ourselves.

Compact tools set including Torx screwdrivers available here on Amazon (you’ll need it for many jobs on your Yeti).

Bulbs (W5W) available anywhere.

And the UK Yeti owners Club Forums are here

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