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2006 beetle headlight will not stay lit

I changed the headlight bulbs a while ago but now the headlights go out but if I get out of the car and press on the headlight assembly and it comes back on. then a few days later it goes out again. I press on it and it comes back on.

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I have this same issue. I don't have a solution, however, I will say this. In the headlight assembly, there are two things that you must do to release the entire assembly for it to slide out. First is a little hex stud that is just inside the hood. You turn it one way to unlock it, and the assembly slides out a bit. Then you have to press on a lever, and pull out the entire assembly. When the whole thing goes back in (after replacing the bulb) the assembly is pushed into the wiring harness. In order to keep the assembly in good contact with the wiring harness, you have to lock the hex stud. However, it is VERY tricky to get the hex stud re-locked. If you turn the opposite way, you can go too far and it will unlock again. If you shine a light into that area, you will see below the assembly there is a little metal piece that gets pushed out when you turn the hex stud. Keep playing with the hex stud until it's in the correct position, and that should keep the assembly from sliding forward. If it doesn't stay (ie you get it to lock but it giggles free), you might have to have the assembly replaced (~$300). One of my headlights is really temperamental, the other is better behaved. Unfortunately, I'm probably looking at replacing the headlight assembly. After a year of battling it!!! :(

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Is plug all the way in?

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Check for condensation around the wiring and also check for loose or brittle wires. Also check to make sure there are no fingerprints on the bulb. That can cause a problem sometimes. If all else fails replace the bulb.

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