How do you replace the headlight bulb located on a 2000 VW Passat?
The headlight bulb socket takes 1/4 turn to remove and it is virtually impossible to get your fingers into the socket on the passenger side. I found that by using a "oxygen sensor socket" which should be available at any parts store, you can put it over the light socket and turn. Same for replacement. Very important: note position of bulb socket (keyed) when you remove it so you can get it back in correctly. Just take your time, it isn't "easy".
Recently replaced the passenger side headlight bulb on a 2000 Passat. Remove the air induction housing and the bulb can be accessed quite easily. No need for any special tools. Today of course the driver side bulb blew. Remove the black rubber cap on the back of the assembly and access the bulb for replacement. The bulb cost $16 at Auto zone. Twice the cost of the first one at O'briens auto store. O'briens did not have one in stock and I got stuck.
To add just a bit of detail to the suggestion above, the air induction housing is held in place by two Phillips head screws where it meets the front grill. Remove those screws and then the "mouth" of the intake can be freed and set aside. Then wiggle the main tube of the induction housing free. It is held on by friction alone and will slide off (upwards) with some patience and wiggling.
Final note is that the main headlights are the outboard ones and the fog lights the inner ones.
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headlight replacement is not so bad. just pop the hood, look at the back of the headlight, you should see what resembles the vanes of a generator. It looks as if it is just begging to be turned. Well, turn it (remember, lefty loosey, righty tighty). there you go. replace the bulb and you are on your way.
if you look down at the top of the headlight assm with the hood open,at the rear of the headlight assm you will see two long clips holding in the headlight assm. they run top to bottom. you have to pull these clips up and release them from the headlight assm. now pull out the whole assm and you will be able to access the bulb.
Hi, You have to remove the entire headlight assembly to get to the bulb, which is located in the back of the assembly. There are three wing nuts that hold the assembly in, and those will have to be removed. Then remove the side signal assembly first, then the headlight assembly. I have provided a link that shows exactly how this is done and where these wing nuts are. Good Luck
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Passenger side headlight bulb on a 2000 Passat. Remove the air induction housing and the bulb can be accessed quite easily. No need for any special tools. Driver sice Remove the black rubber cap on the back of the assembly, open clip (metal clip, no tool necessary) and access the bulb for replacement. All VW headlights are assembly the same way. good luck!
Open the hood and look at the headlights. There are 2 pins on each headlight that go downwards to hold the headlight in place. Pull them both out and then unplug the headlight and blinker wires from the bulbs. then twist the bracket around the bulb counter-clockwise and pull out the bulb. Put the new ones in and put the bracket back on, twisting clockwise and put the headlight back, plug in the wires and…