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Remove fender well trim ( a few screws)
Remove front bumper COVER (not the bumper- the plastic cover)
About 14 screws. Mostly on the underside, get a creeper, and a few
on the top.
Remove the (left or right side) Headlight assembly ( a couple more screws).
One assembly contains the headlight, turn signal and running light. Unplug
the electrical connector from the assembly. All bulbs remove from the back
of the headlight assembly. Headlight is held in place by bail wire, smaller
bulbs are 1/4 turn.
This should be fairly simple,one may have to remove the grille.
trimmings on the front bumper cover to allow access to the bolt for
removal of the front bumper. The trimming can be removed simply by
prying the trimming from the center of the bumper cover using a Philips
After removing the 2 bolts on the bumper cover, you may open the hood and remove the plastic fasteners on the top of the bumper.
To remove the plastic fastener, simply depress the center until click. Do not press too far or the fastener will be damaged.
the Torx screw in the wheel well counter clockwise to loosen the catch
plate on the bumper. Lift the bumper cover over the catch plate and
push the bumper cover forward. This completes the removal of the front
remove the headlight assembly, you will need to loosen the bolt on the
retainer near the wheel well. You will then remove the 4 bolts that
hold the headlight assembly.
is one bolt on the side of the headlight assembly. Two bolts on top and
one at the corner of the lens. They all have the same size bolt.
In order to remove the headlight assembly, after removing the bolts, the headlight harness needs to be removed.
next step is to remove the trimming on the lens and removing the clips
that hold the lens in place. There are 4 clips. One clips on each side.
the clips are removed, the lens can be pry open with screw driver. You
may want to heat the edge to soften the glue or use an utility knife to
scrape the edge. Be extra careful, as the glass can be very sharp if
shattered. Please also wear protective gear such as safety goggle and
gloves. After this, just reverse the steps to put the headlight back
The procedure to replace radiator on 1999 VW Jetta is as follows:---
**Locate and remove the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator, and let the engine coolant drain into a resealable container. Then unplug the electrical connectors from the coolant fan and thermal switch. **Then carefully detach the release lever holding the front bumper, and take off the radiator grille. Remove all bolts holding the front bumper and take off the bumper. Disconnect the temperature sensor connector and if necessary remove the spoiler. **: Unhook the quick release couplings holding the coolant hoses to the radiator. Removing the screws securing the headlights and disconnect the headlights. If your Jetta is equipped with A/C, unfasten the A/C mounting bolts and the condenser bracket bolt on the left of the radiator. **: Remove the radiator mounting bolts and slide the radiator and fan by sliding them downward. Don't disconnect any refrigerant lines, if your Jetta has an air conditioning unit. **: Take the retaining clamps off the refrigerant lines and remove the bolts securing the refrigerant line from the side of the radiator. Be very careful that no hoses or lines are stretched or bent. Swing the radiator down and remove it from the vehicle. **: Replace the radiator and replace and reconnect all engine and electrical components and the fender and bumper in the reverse order. **: Then carefully fill the radiator with a mixture of half distilled water and half engine coolant. Start the vehicle and let it run for few minutes with the radiator cap off, in order to bleed air from the lines. Check the fluid level and top it off if necessary, then put on the radiator cap. ------Its done.
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You have to remove the front bumper cover. Put the car on jack stands (the front) and remove the inner fender plastic. You'll need a long extension and a 10mm socket to remove the nuts and bolts holding the bumper cover in place. Once the cover is off removal of the headlight becomes obvious.
You have to basically remove the bumper cover in order to do this. You will need a 10mm socket with a couple extensions and a phillips screwdriver.First remove the plastic shield inside the wheel well using the phillips screwdriver.There are three 10mm bolts that have to be removed the attach the bumper cover to the fender. The first one is just inside the newly uncovered hole. For the other two you will need the extensions. They are located all the way back in the hole beside the headlight assembly. If you look in with a flashlight You will see 3 bolts down in there. One of them will have a 1/2 inch spacer on it. Do not worry about this bolt, it holds the header panel on. The other 2 bolts are the ones you need to remove. Once this is done, if you need to remove the bolts under the hood that hold the bumper cover on the header panel. You should now have adequate movement to move the bumper cover out of the way of the 3 10mm bolts on the headlight assembly that were blocked.
Those are a sealed unit. usually once you open them up they won't reseal well and you will replace cloudiness for moisture build up. Most common to replace the whole headlight assembly as a unit. Ebay motors is a good place to find inexpensive headlight assemblies.
You have to basically remove the bumper cover in order to do this. You will need a 10mm socket with a couple extensions and a phillips screwdriver. First remove the plastic shield inside the wheel well using the phillips screwdriver. There
are 3 10mm bolts that have to be removed the attach the bumper cover to
the fender. The first one is just inside the newly uncovered hole. For
the other 2 you will need the extensions. They are located all the way
back in the hole beside the headlight assembly. If you look in with a
flashlight You will see 3 bolts down in there. One of them will have a
1/2 inch spacer on it. Do not worry about this bolt, it holds the
header panel on. The other 2 bolts are the ones you need to remove.
Once this is done, if you need to remove the bolts under the hood that
hold the bumper cover on the header panel. You should now have adequate
movement to move the bumper cover out of the way of the 3 10mm bolts on
the headlight assembly that were blocked.
1999 GMC Envoy w/ same problem - we removed the bumper then had easy access to the ballast (two bolts on top and one on the bottom if I remember correctly). For the bumper, there are two bolts visible on top, then two a bit lower just inside. Remove the 4 bolts then you pull the bumper forward to unlatch and remove it. When you put the bumper back on, insert the lower bolts first - otherwise it\'s a pain to get them back in correctly. For a temp fix we removed the ignigtor/bulb and ballast, took the wires going into the ballast (regular bulb wires) and connected a 9006 bulb. We removed the retainer from the ignigtor to hold the new bulb into place, it took some adjusting to get it set in place but it worked nicely. We will be putting new/aftermarket headlight assemblies in soon, but this fix only cost $25; it was a quick solution that took about 2 hours.