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Front left dipped beam defective - 2009 Volkswagen Passat. What kind of bulb does it need and how do I change it?

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The most common bulb is a H7 to replace remove the cover on the rear of the lamp. Twist bulb holder anti-clockwise and remove from socket. Replace bulb, (Do Not Touch Glass) refit in reverse order. And be patient they are delicate.

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