2005 Volkswagen Golf Headlight

Tiny
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  • 2005 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
How do you replace the driver side headlight?
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 11:42 AM

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Tiny
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Hello

I have provided how to remove the headlight. I wasn't sure if you meant the head lamp bulb or the entire assemble so I included both.

Headlights, Removing And Installing

Removing

CAUTION:
Before beginning repairs on the electrical system:

Switch off all electrical consumers.
Switch ignition off and remove ignition key.
Remove front bumper cover


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Remove mounting screws -arrows-.
Pull headlight housing out as far as electrical harness allows.
Disconnect electrical connections.
Remove headlight housing.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal.

Check and adjust headlight if necessary.

Headlight Bulbs, Replacing

Low Beam Headlight bulb -M29- / -M31-, replacing

Removing

CAUTION:
Before beginning repairs on the electrical system:

Switch off all electrical consumers.
Switch ignition off and remove ignition key.


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Release spring clip -arrow- and remove sealing cover.


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Disconnect electrical connector -1- from bulb.
Push retaining clip -2- over the lugs -3- and release.
Pull bulb -4- out of reflector.
Installing

CAUTION: Do not touch glass portion of bulb with bare hands. Even the smallest amount of moisture and/or contaminants from fingers that evaporates on the bulb during operation can cause the glass to cloud over.

Insert new bulb so lugs on bulb plate align with cut-outs in reflector.
Connect electrical connector -1-.
Install sealing cover.
Check headlight (bulb) function.
High Beam Headlight bulb -M30- / -M32-, replacing

Removing

CAUTION:
Before beginning repairs on the electrical system:

Switch off all electrical consumers.
Switch ignition off and remove ignition key.


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Release spring clip -arrow- and remove sealing cover.


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Disconnect electrical connection -1- from bulb.
Push retaining clip -2- over lugs -3- and release.
Pull bulb -4- out of reflector.
Installing

CAUTION: Do not touch glass portion of bulb with bare hands. Even the smallest amount of moisture and/or contaminants from fingers that evaporates on the bulb during operation can cause the glass to cloud over.

Insert new bulb so lugs on bulb plate align with cut-outs in reflector.
Connect electrical connector -1-.
Install sealing cover.
Check headlight (bulb) function.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 11:16 PM

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