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I have a 2006 tdi vw beetle and am trying to change out the passenger side headlight. i have done it before but it seems like something is catching it. i have already unlocked it and removed the metal clamp but it still will not come out. the light will slide out a little, but then it stops like something on the bottom of the assembly is not letting it come out.

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There is a sliver colored latch that barely can be seen on the bottom, towards the back. Push it down with a long screwdriver or whatever you can reach it with while the headlight assembly is pulled forward. It is spring loaded, so if and when you push the headlight assembly back in you will hear it lock again. Then you can turn the front lock back in place.

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