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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Changing bulbs in xenon headlights

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Fig. 235 In the engine compartment: ① cover in left-hand xenon headlight, ② cornering light, ③ turn signal, ④ side light and daytime running light

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The front headlight does not need to be removed when changing bulbs.

The actions should only be carried out in the specified order:
Cornering light Front turn signal Side light and daytime running light
(only bi-xenon headlights)
1. Observe and follow the instructions on the checklist.
2. Open the bonnet .
3. Remove the rubber cover ① on the rear of the headlight.
Depending on the model, a hard plastic cover may also be fitted. Turn the cover anticlockwise and remove it.
4. Push down on the bulb holder until it engages. Pull the bulb and bulb holder out to the rear. Turn the bulb holder anticlockwise as far as it will go and pull it out to the rear along with the bulb. Use the grip handle to pull the bulb and bulb holder out to the rear.
5. Replace the defective bulb with a new bulb of the same type.
6. Insert the bulb holder into the headlight and push it to the front until it disengages. Insert the bulb holder into the headlight and turn it clockwise as far as it will go. Insert the bulb holder into the headlight and push it to the front until it engages.
7 Put the rubber cover on.

The illustrations show the left-hand headlight from the rear. The right-hand headlight is a mirror image of the one shown.

There are various types of front headlight, so the position and design of covers, bulbs and bulb holders may vary from those shown in the illustrations.

It is not possible to change the LEDs in a side light or daytime running light fitted with LED technology. Proceed to a qualified workshop.

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