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Need replacement drivers side low beam bulb. VW place wants 70 bucks to replace. What # do I buy from auto parts store? Any trick to installing it? It is the very left side bulb.

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The low beams are most likely the outside light, and the inside light is the high-beam. To make sure, just turn on lights and see. For a pair of lights, they cost around $30 reg/$40 silver/ $50 Gold/ $80 Xenon. I would get the silver or gold if it is within budget. It is nice to have bright lights.
No tools required, unless the air filter is in the way. In which case you will need a screw driver.Remove rubber cap. Sqeeze metal clip, and it swing to one side. Remove light, and connector.
When installing new light, do not touch the glass with fingers, because oil from skin will cause it to fail early. Light base is round, with flat side face up.
Make sure lights are off when replacing.
You can buy & replace just one light, but I would do both, or buy two and keep one as spare, because they do go out.
Good Luck!

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Replacing a headlight on a Toyota Matrix is a simple process that only requires the use of a screwdriver and a replacement bulb. The Matrix uses 9006 bulbs for the low beams and 9005 bulbs for the high beams. Headlight bulbs can be purchased at auto parts stores.
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  2. Rotate the bulb base in the headlamp assembly counterclockwise to remove the low beam bulb. Unplug the electrical connector. If the connector is too tight, wiggle it slightly to help remove it.
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