Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: VW NEW BEETLE HEADLIGHT REPLACE
Well, since there are no visible screws anywhere around, how do I get the headlight out? It’s not that hard at all.
Posted on May 18, 2008
This is based on my 2001 Beetle, so hopefully they didn't make it any more complicated by the 2006 model year.
Open the hood and look at the inside of the headlight housing. Going from the back of the housing toward the front, there's a metal clip, then a plastic lever, then a little rectangular button with dots on it. These are all right next to each other. Pop off the metal clip, press down on the little rectangular button, then pull up on the plastic lever. It's kind of like a childproof pill bottle cap, I guess. Once you've done all those maneuvers, the headlight housing should slide out the front. Then you can unplug the wires and replace the whole unit, or open up the unit and replace just the bulb.
Since you're working on the driver's side, you'll also have the added joy of trying to work around the battery compartment. You may have to take the battery cover off to get enough room.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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