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My headlight is burned out and I do not know how to replace it.

The vehicle has a headlight assembly which is new to me. I have the replacement lamps but do not know how to get them in the assembly.

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  • brently61 May 11, 2010

    how bout lens replacement on a 99 suburban? Remove grill??

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Open the hood, look behind the headlight. there should be a black plastic ring on the headlight wiring harness. Unscrew the black ring and pull it back. The turn and remove the headlight.

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In our '01 Tahoe, you raise the hood, and above the headlight, there is a 1/4 inch rod that your swing to one side, then pull up and remove the rod. I believe it's toward the radiator end of the lamp casing.

Grab the casing near the radiator air opening, and pull. The lens will swing out. Replace the bulbs.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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You cannot change the bulb as you would on other vehicles. This job is a little difficult for the first time but fortunately there are some good tutorials on line you can read. Google' www.NewBeetle.org' for more info.

Check your fuses first. There are fuses in the end of the dash and you pry off the plastic cover with a small flat blade screwdriver. Panel is not accessible with the doors closed.

The Beetle also likes to burn the fuses in the battery area. There are 30amp 'Green' fuses in a plastic housing above the battery under the hood. Check to see they have not burnt out in their holders.


Look inside the engine compartment at the headlamp side you are needing to replace.
You will see a 1.5" plastic lever extending from headlight assembly.

To remove headlight, push the small black button (is about 1/4" x 1/2" and has cross-hatched stamp in metal) until you can move the lever from the down position to the full up position.

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Remove black cover from assembly and replace bulb.

When you push the assembly back into the housing you need to make sure the electrical captive socket goes home in to the head lamp fully.

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That's a new one. I have a 2005 van and never seen that message. Are all the lights working on the exterior of your vehicle? I assume that it would be an exterior light since you would not need a warning about an interior light. You might want to also have someone start the vehicle and operate all the lights including the brake lights and you walk around and see if anything is not working. The fuse panel is located in the engine compartment if you want to check that also.

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Turn signal front and back
running or "parked lights" when headlights are off. These are the orange ones below the head light and the running bulbs in the rear.
Brake lights to include the strip at the top of the rear hatch.

If you find one burned out, I have a proceedue for replacement if needed pasted below. Hope this helps....

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It is important to ensure all lights are working for the safety of you and others on the road.


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In order to gain access to the head light bulbs, the headlight assembly must be removed. There no easy way to gain access to the lamps with the assembly installed. Open hood. Use 10mm wrench to remove faster on top of the light assembly closest to the rubber hood rest. You then need to remove the silver looking pin near the grill. This pin is snapped in place. Rotate counter clockwise and then pull pin straight out. The light assembly will now have to be pulled past the front header panel near the grill. Use care as the light is pulled past the grill panel. When you have this done there is one more fastener holding the light to the vehicle. On the far out side edge of the light near the fender panel, there is a ball socket fastener holding the light to the vehicle internal frame. Pull straight forward to pull the ball pin out of the socket. It will take a lot of force, but be careful as you apply force and pull light out forward. My light took some wiggling up and down, left and right until the ball released. Once the light is out, the lights are accessible. Both the normal and high beam light sockets rotate counter clockwise to remove from the headlight housing. There is a very tight detent in the counter clock rotation which took a fair amount of force. Once it "clicks" past that point during rotation, the light socket was able to be pulled from the light housing. The light bulb pulls straight out of the socket. Please use a clean towel or gloves to protect your fingers. Bulbs can sometimes crack and cut your fingers. Also, when you install the new lamps, use a towel or cloves as not to get oil on the glass which can cause uneven heating of the glass and crack it under use.


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  2. Remove the bolt at the end of the headlamp housing.

  3. Pull the two black tabs with the L shaped bracket toward the back and then up and pull out(Located at the back of the headlamp) to release the headlamp assembly from the vehicle and pull headlamp assembly forward.

  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling it.

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  7. Insert new bulb into headlight assembly - don't touch the glass - use gloves, paper towel, or similar
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  8. Re-attach retainer ring by rotating clockwise

  9. Reconnect the electrical harness

  10. Re-install headlight assembly - hold snugly into place until the brackets line up and retainer pins can be pushed down

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