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I had this issue 3 times and replaced bulbs and lenses before I found the answer! If original, there is a flaw (no recall) in the upper red lenses. There is a half circle inner lense that is loose inside (can be seen inside the top bulb socket hole). It falls on the bulb, causing it to over heat, and blow fuses in your tail lights. Check to see if there is a burn hole inside ththe lense socket, and you should smell the scent of burnt plastic. Dealer will replace lenses for $425! I bought after market lenses which came with bulbs and wiring (plug and play) for under $100 on Ebay. Haven't had any trouble since! Chrysler says it fixed the problem, but I wouldn't pay the dealer hundreds of dollars to find out I got old stock.
When looking from the outside of the headlight at the bulb, can you see the bulb clearly?? These lenses are notorious for dulling very badly. If it has you can use a regular headlight 'restoring' kit sold at most auto part locations.
If it is not a lens issue, you may have a wiring/supply issue. Then you would need to find the troublesome wire/connection. I am not the best at wiring issues, but I would try to find a power source wire with the same amperage rating, run a bypass jumper from a known good voltage source and see if the light changes. If no change, your problem may be the harness or plug at the rear of the headlight bulb. Hope I could help GL
Hello i can assist you open your hood behind the head lamp lenses is a head lamp bulb socket twist it counter clock wise then remove the socket and bulb unplug your old bulb replace with your new bulb and replace the socket back and clock wise tighten.Now turn your head lights on check both high beam and low.
on one or both sides of the brake lense will have a small indent where you can pop out the plastic retainer with a flathead screwdriver or pick. behind those are normal phillips head screws. remove and the lense will not come off and you will be able to change the bulb.- hope this helps
normally there 2 screws on the lense, usually going through into the body. phillips head or torx head. just take those out and pull the unit straght out, and the bulb is right there. if you have a cargo light on it, those bulbs will usually be on the outboard side of the brakelight, on either side of it. once you change the buld, wipe the new one with rubbing alcohol to remove the oil from your skin. the bulb will last much longer if you do that
open the hood and look at the back of the light all you change is the bulb... you push in on the bulb and twist take it out and then take to the auto part store and they will give you the right one.. PS most auto part stores will take your old one out for you and put new one in
remove felt liner from rear of trunk, (liner directly behind rear lights in side trunk) should be 4 plastic Phillips head screws. Loosing screws, then slowly peel liner away. You will see 3 nuts on each side, removing these nuts will loosing the rear light lenses, so you can pull the lense away from the body from the out side to gain access to the license plate bulbs. Re-install in reverse order. While in there I would recommend replacing your brake light and reverse light bulb. Hey your already in there might as well do a little preventive maintance.
The process for changing the tail light bulbs for a 2002 New Beetle in my case a TDI is relatively simple. To remove the lense and gain access to the bulbs you first need to release the lense holder from inside the trunk by completely unscrewing the large plastic wing nut that is under a round plastic panel that's located almost directly behind the rear brake light lense. To gain access to the plastic wing nut remove the round panel by gently prying it off. After this is done you release the lense by using something flat like a dinner table knife to pry and release the clip that holds the lense in place. Locating the clip: The rear fender has two seams that end at the light lense, the inboard seam (the one closest to the hatch)is where you want to insert the table knife to pry the metal clip that holds the lens in place. Gently and carefully insert the knife blade directly at the seam and pry upward to release the lense. Once the clip releases pull the lens the rest of the way and remove the bulbs by turning the bulb holder sockets couter-clockwise. After this is done remove bulbs by slightly pushing down on the bulb and turning it counter-clockwise. The reinstall is reverse of the removal the procedure.When re-installing take care to clock the lense where the metal clip and the lense protrusions end up in the same position as before. Note: you may need to assist sliding the lens retaining clip in with the knife when reinstalling! Good luck