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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing headlight

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-
 

Removing and installing headlight

Torque screwdriver -VAS 6494-
  WARNING
Risk of death due to high voltage.
Observe operation and safety notes for gas discharge bulbs → Chapter.
  Note
Removal and installation are described for the left side. Removal and installation on the right side are carried out in the same way.
Removing
–  Remove radiator grille → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
  Caution
Risk of damage to component.
Carefully pull off bumper. When doing this, ensure that the bumper is not being deformed or torn.
In order to avoid scratches on the surfaces when removing the headlight, mask off the surrounding areas.
 

Removing and installing headlight

Removing and installing headlight

–  Unscrew bolts -3- from front wheel housing liner.
–  Unscrew bolts -1- if present.
–  Release bumper -2- from wing and pull it off in direction of arrow -A-.

 
     
–  Mask off marked area -3- on headlight -2-.
–  Mask off underside of wing tip -4-.
–  Mask off marked area -5- on bumper -1-.
 

Removing and installing headlight

Removing and installing headlight

–  Unscrew bolts -3, 5 and 6-.
–  Loosen bolt -4-.
–  Disconnect electrical connector.
–  Pull headlight -1- forwards to remove.

 
Installing
Install in the reverse order of removal, observing the following:
–  Press headlight into bumper guide.
–  Ensure uniform gap all around headlight → Chapter.
   
–  Insert bumper -1-. When doing this, ensure that bumper is being guided into mountings -2- beneath headlight.
–  Test functionality.
–  Check headlight setting and adjust headlight if necessary → Booklet36.1
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - headlight“
 

Removing and installing headlight

Adjusting dual halogen headlight
Adjusting dual halogen headlight → Booklet36.1.
   
Adjusting gas discharge headlights
Adjusting gas discharge headlights → Booklet36.1.
Adjusting LED headlights
Adjusting LED headlights → Booklet36.1.
Adjusting fog lights
Adjusting fog lights → Booklet36.1
   
Adjusting auxiliary headlights
Retrofitted auxiliary headlights of other systems must be checked and adjusted according to valid guidelines.
   
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