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I have a 2006 volkswagon beetle. I cannot get the headlight bulb assembly out to inspect the plug and replacelight bulb if necessary. I have turned the locking mechanism every which way but it still is hanging up on something. It feels like it is at the bottom. Is there a lever or something or do I have to disassemble part of the car?

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Spray some wd 40 on the locking mechanism until it is free to move. You must pull lever up to release the light housing. There is a black square with a patterned design that you must push in while you push up the lever.Then go to your headlight and pull out light housing at the outside rubber. The lever only pushes out the housing about 1/4 of an inch. To access light remove from the rear of housing. Remember not to touch bulb with your fingers. Use clean gloves or be real careful. The natural oils from your fingers and other contaminants will cause the bulb to burn out.

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Some times you have to spray lock with wd40 let it soak and when it moves freely the light will come out

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