2007 Beetle headlight replacement – they could make this more difficult… — Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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2007 Beetle headlight – they could make more difficult if they

Recently the left low beam burned out in our car, a 2007 New Since this is the Daytime Light, too, this is obvious during the day (a bit less so at Due VW’s design for that it’s less so at night. My step was to consult the owner’s to find a) what bulb to get, and b) how to replace it.

The first was a end; it advised that I replacement bulbs in the car but didn’t me what type. Fortunately, the at the auto parts store did (H7 – I know those existed, dealt with 9xxx for years in cars and only H3 or H4 in The second was even better, for the was to have a VW trained technician do the

It turns out to be fairly simple, only because I found a on NewBeetle.org. The headlight housing to be removed to do so, and it’s a bit more on that side as the battery box and air housing are adjacent. In front of the on the headlight housing there is a bolt above with is an icon. That bolt is for the locking bar, and operating it a 5mm socket and an extension bar. I a 10″ one and didn’t need a ratchet. a quarter turn in the direction the indicates, and if you’re looking in the place you will see the bar move the housing. I understand this is except for direction of rotation on the side. The extension bar will be right against the fender as you do

Then came the tough – releasing the spring clip. On the side this is an silver prong that is directly the negative battery terminal, and you may to shift your point of a bit as the negative cable can block the of it. I understand that this is different and much easier to on the right side. I found it to access with the battery removed and that pressing it was with a wooden dowel anything metal, which to slip off. Stand that your body the headlight after it can move at 2-3 inches, depress that and push the rear of the headlight forward.

It took me a few tries and a bit of force as is disconnecting the multi-terminal electrical and this is why you want to be sure it abruptly exit the car – the force to move it will drop the moment that terminal

Once removed, open the wire bail at the rear and open the cover. On ours, are three bulbs there; the top rear-most, held by a wire – the electrical connector must be to open the bail) is the low-beam, the held by a spring clip in the flange, is the high beam. The is the light in the headlight housing by the two-position light switch on the

Standard warnings apply dealing with these – handle with great avoid touching the glass, Ensure the new bulb is secure in its and the connectors are in place then the housing.


Reinstalling the housing is far simpler; it in place (it was obvious from the when it was seated properly on and turn the bolt a quarter toward lock. I advise that it works as there is the it isn’t the bulb and remember you must release the parking for those lights to come on. If the still isn’t working the check for me would be fuses – our indicates each headlight has its own fuse in the fuse box.

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