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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
If you are sure you have a key off battery drain, what you need to do is connect an ammeter to the negative side of the battery(disconnect the negative battery cable and connect one side of the ammeter to the battery terminal and one side to the and one side to the battery cable) note the reading and start pulling fuses one at a time making sure to put them back in their proper slot when the reading an the ammeter goes down to normal the short will be on the circuit of the fuse you have pulled if any part of these instructions is too difficult have the problem checked by a dealer
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
Most vw dealers will "reset" your thermometer for free. Just take it to them and tell them what heppened... They shouldnt charge you anything for it.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Possibly. If it is making a faint click-click-click noise or not making any noise whatsoever, chances are its your battery.
Have the battery boosted, as per boosting instruction in your owners manual.
You may want to replace the battery anyways, as every time a battery is completely drained, cells in the battery die, and it will not hold a full charge.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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