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Headlight Unit i need to change a headlight unit on the right side of my VW Golf Mark 3 1996. I am unsure on how to go about this. Also the headlight seems to be dipping, meaning it is not as high as it should be.

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The easiest way to go about this is to simply remove the headlight assembly. The first step is to remove the grill. Be very careful with the retaining clips as they are prone to breaking. Next, remove the three retaining screws, then remove the light assembly. you now have access to the bulb socket. Depress the release tab on the socket, and unplug from the bulb. Now simply rotate the bulb until in goes no further and remove the bulb. IMPORTANT!!!!!! Before you install the new bulb, clean it with alcohol!! DO NOT touch the bulb, as you will leave skin oil, creating a hot spot which will burn out the bulb. Reassembly is the reverse order.

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