Re: Driver side headlight bulbs burned out on 2003 VW...
There is a light cover in front of the battery... take this off and then look for the metal clamps holding the light housing in. (I say clamps, but they're more like glorified paper clips on either side of the fixture.) Press in on each side, pushing the clamps towards each other and pull the fixture out.
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you should have an h7 bulb, once to take the rubber grommet behind the headlight, you will see the h7 socket, which has to wires in it, gently pull thi socket off, then there is a small wire holding the bulb in place, gently unhook the wire from the one side. and turn it to the other side and the bulb shoudl come out... replace the bulb putting it in the same way the other bulb came out.. notice the h7 bulb has a small notch on one side. it has to go in the same way or the wire will not hook back on. once it has been placed, turn the wire over the base of the bulb and hook it again, then put the socket back on the bulb and put the grommet back on the headlight.
The easiest way to go about this is to simply remove the headlight assembly. The first step is to remove the grill. Be very careful with the retaining clips as they are prone to breaking. Next, remove the three retaining screws, then remove the light assembly. you now have access to the bulb socket. Depress the release tab on the socket, and unplug from the bulb. Now simply rotate the bulb until in goes no further and remove the bulb. IMPORTANT!!!!!! Before you install the new bulb, clean it with alcohol!! DO NOT touch the bulb, as you will leave skin oil, creating a hot spot which will burn out the bulb. Reassembly is the reverse order.