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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing headlight range control motor -V48-/-V49-, LED headlights

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Electrical system / Lights, lamps, switches outside / Headlight / Removing and installing headlight range control motor -V48-/-V49-, LED headlights

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque screwdriver -VAS 6494-
  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 headlight → Chapter.
–  Turn height adjustment screws at top of headlight anticlockwise (towards left) to stop.
 

Removing and installing headlight range control motor -V48-/-V49-, LED headlights

–  Pull housing cover -3- off headlight.
–  Remove bolt -2-.
–  Remove height adjuster element -2- upwards.
–  Pull adjuster shaft located below height adjuster element out of headlight.
 

Removing and installing headlight range control motor -V48-/-V49-, LED headlights

–  Release left headlight range control motor -V48--1-: for left headlight, turn in -direction of arrow-; for right headlight, turn in opposite -direction of arrow-.
–  Swing left headlight range control motor -V48--1- upwards so that the ball head is pushed downwards out of ball head mounting in headlight.
  Note
If necessary, carefully push ball head on left headlight range control motor -V48- through opening in adjuster shaft downwards out of ball head mounting in headlight.
–  Pull left headlight range control motor -V48--1- towards rear out of headlight until connector is accessible.
–  Release and disconnect electrical connector -2-.
–  Remove left headlight range control motor -V48--1-.
Installing
Install in the reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Caution
Risk of damage to the headlight.
Make sure the housing cover is correctly seated when installing. The ingress of water will lead to permanent damage to the headlight.
–  Pull reflector on ball head mounting towards rear.
–  Attach ball head on left headlight range control motor -V48- in ball head mounting in headlight.
–  Test functionality.
–  Check headlight setting and adjust headlight if necessary → Booklet36.1
Specified torques
 

Removing and installing headlight range control motor -V48-/-V49-, LED headlights

Component Specified torque
Height adjuster element to headlight 1.7 Nm
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