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Is replacing switch to dome light in 2001 VW golf a do-it-yourself job?

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If you are a short tempered fumble fingered f**k then this is beyond you. Otherwise just look in your owner's manual, generally just a GENTLE squeeze on the lens, to clear a plastic tang, allows the cover to be taken off and the bulb just unscrews or unplugs.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

  • hjibh Feb 10, 2011

    Whoever was asking this was not asking about changing the dome light bulb. He was asking about the Dome light Swithch. This is in the latche of the door... and it is a pain to get to.
    If you do not have a shop with a lot of tools (including drills and taps to drill and replace rivets) then this is not for you. Even if you do have this capability you still might think about talking to the dealer. They'll tell you about $450 to fix it. How much is the automatic dome light worth to you



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