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How do you replace a headlight bulb on a 2003 VW Jetta?

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βˆ™ 2007-01-27 16:55:57

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for the passenger side follow these steps - there are two metal retaining clips that you need move out ot the way. They do not come off but are moved with a little pressure towards the outside of the cover plate. They must go up over a little nibs of plastic so a screwdriver can be used to pry them up slightly if it makes it easer. - Genlty pull the cover plate off by wiggilling it back and forth as you pull it off. - notice how the bulb is in the hole as it can only go in one way - the plastic clip holding the wires to the bulb runs perpendicular to the outside passenger fender - reach into the hole and you will find a retaining ring turn it about an 1/8th of a turn counterclockwise then gently pull it off - now gently wiggle the bulb as you remove it - carefully pry up the clip holding the wires to the bulb and remove the wiring harnes - have now removed the buld - I strongly suggest before you reverse these steps and install the new bulb that you practice once or twice with the burned out bulb as there are 3 channel keys that need to align and it can be a little tricky/frustrating if the bulb does not go in easily the first time. When you are putting in the bulb it needs to be pressed in slightly to make sure the rubber ring on the bulb offers a snug fit to the light housing. This does have the advantage of holding the bulb in place while you put the retaining ring back in place. - For the drivers side the steps are the same but you are very cramped for space so removing the battery cover is needed.

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