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How do I reinsert the pin that holds the high beam headlight in place on a 2009 VW Jetta

The clip came out when I was trying to replace the bulb.....I also CANNOT get the black cover off of the bulb to replace the bulb.....any suggestions?

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Remove the wire terminal to the bulb first and roll the black cover back so that you can get to the spring clips holding the bulb in. lift the bulb out and then the black cover will pull of the end of the bulb

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SOURCE: Driver side headlight bulbs burned out on 2003 VW Golf

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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SOURCE: Low Beam

Make sure you have a good switch
bulbs good
relay and or fuse is good

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SOURCE: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Headlight replacement

there is a socket on the back side and a retainer clip.do not touch the bulb,just the base plastic.the oil from your skin will heat up eventually and shatter the glass.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: replace low beam bulb in 2005 jetta

  1. Open the vehicle's hood and secure it in an upright position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the socket cover by pulling it straight off, or turning it clockwise then pulling it off.
  4. Carefully twist the bulb and socket counterclockwise, then pull the assembly from the headlight housing.
  5. Holding the base of the bulb, detach it from the connector harness.

To install:
  1. Holding the base of the bulb, install it securely in the connector.
  2. Install the connector and bulb assembly in the housing and twist to lock into position.
  3. Install the sealing cover by pushing it on and/or turning it counterclockwise. Make sure the cover is installed securely or the lens will be out of focus, or water may get into the light unit.
  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable and check the headlight operation.

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SOURCE: 2005 VW Jetta TDI Wagon: Left brake light doesn't

Very difficult. You have to open the inside access door on the drivers side, remove the amp and wheel well cover, pinch the tabs and the bulb cluster will release. The taillight assembly is bolted from inside of the car, so it can't be done outside.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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Step 1:
Be sure the ignition key is not in the ignition, and the headlight switch is in the "Off" position.



Step 2:
Locate and remove the two headlight assembly screws on the top rail of the headlight assembly. Use the nut driver to remove them.


Step 3:
Place a rag between the headlight assembly and the bumper to protect the paint.


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Wrangle the assembly outward. There is a guide pin behind the assembly on the fender side that holds it in place. This needs to be popped out of its socket in order to remove the headlight assembly. Pull slightly outward from the side, then forward and away from the car.


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Locate the correct bulb socket (high-beam/low-beam). Disconnect the wire connector using the flathead screwdriver.


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Turn the socket 1/4-turn counterclockwise to remove the socket from the headlight assembly. Remove the old bulb.


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Insert the new bulb into the headlight assembly, and turn clockwise to lock into place. Be careful not to touch the glass bulb of the new socket. This could degrade headlight performance.


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Reconnect the wire connector to the bulb. Test the light before replacing the headlight assembly, then turn off the lights again.


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Need to replace low beam headlight bulb


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it's easier to change the light bulbs in this car than in a lot of other vehicles. The 2008 pontiac Grand Prix uses separate bulbs for low beams and high beams. The low beams are located on the outer edge of the headlight assemblies while the high beams are located on the inner edge of the assemblies.
To replace the low beam of the headlight bulb You will be in need of these instruments(Soft blanket or towel, Latex gloves, 9006 replacement headlight (low beam)), please follow the steps below:
  1. Open the hood to the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix after making sure the headlight switch is in the off position, and the keys are not in the ignition.
  2. Approach the headlight assembly with the spent headlight in it, and locate the retaining bracket (white) holding the assembly to the frame rail of the Grand Prix.
  3. Lift the retaining bracket up about a quarter of an inch in order to align the notches of the bracket to the riveted tabs on the frame.
  4. Pull the assembly forward away from the front of the car starting with the inner corner of the assembly toward the grill. Keep in mind the wire harness connection is still attached to the assembly, so only pull it far enough to reach behind and disconnect the plug located at the bottom of the assembly.
  5. Place the headlight and bulbs assembly lens down onto a soft towel or blanket.
  6. Disconnect the respective low beam or high beam wire harness.
  7. Turn the plastic base of the headlight counterclockwise a quarter turn to align the retaining tabs with the release notches. Remove the headlight from the headlight assembly.
  8. Put on latex gloves before handling the replacement low beam or high beam headlight. Oil from skin will compromise the life of the headlights if it contacts the glass bulb.
  9. Insert the new bulb into the assembly by aligning the retaining notches to the release tabs, and then turn the base of the headlight 1/4 clockwise to lock it into the headlight assembly. Reconnect the harness to the headlight.
  10. Bring the assembly back to the Grand Prix and reconnect the main wire harness at the bottom of the assembly.
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Replacing Your headlight bulb seem to be easy when You look at it, but quite technical. But If You get the proper guide, I think fixing this will not be difficult for You. You will be needing these instruments to fix this(Flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, 3/8 inch drive ratchet, 3/8 inch drive 10 mm socket, Replacement bulb(s), Shop rags or towel), then You carefully follow the steps below to fix this:
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  2. Turn the ignition switch to the off position and remove the keys. Make sure the light switch is in the off position.
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