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Old October 6th, 2002, 11:38   #1
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Default Removing Yellow Headlight

My yellow headlight the small one that turns on when you turn the lights on and when you lock it. It went out. i was wondering how do you remove it so i can replace it.
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Old October 7th, 2002, 07:03   #2
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Ha! That's the one I took to a dealer to replace. It took 3 guys, and an extremely long (12-14in)pair of needlenoses or actual medical forceps [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] and about 1/2 hr. to change!

I had a good time watching [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ! I asked to observe, because a stupid little bulb like that I should be able to change on my own, right?

We'll see about it when the next one goes. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

The shop foreman only charged me $15. It was worth it! We all had a good laugh! (One of my only positive dealer experiences - although not my regular dealer. I might make the switch.)
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Old October 7th, 2002, 07:25   #3
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Wouldn't it be easier to just remove the whole light assembly?
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Old October 7th, 2002, 07:35   #4
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Good grief! If you are talking about the little 5w light bulbs that are located at the bottom of the high beam reflectors, I'm surprised it took professionals that much time and trouble to replace.

I replaced mine when I changed my main bulbs to Philips Vision Plus since they threw in the little "side light" bulbs for free as part of the package. Sure, it cost me some knuckle skin but didn't require removal of anything other than the covers on the back side of the headlight assemblies. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old October 7th, 2002, 10:16   #5
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The turn signal light?

I guess for the jetta they use a single cover per side....remove that (slip the metal clip towards the center of the car), remove teh cover, locate the bulb, twist and remove the connector, then twist the bulb out.
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Old October 7th, 2002, 15:52   #6
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You didn't say whether is was driver or passenger side. The Driver side has a cover requiring some screws to remove first. It's still a tight fit.

There are two snap-off covers on the back of the light. The smaller rectangular one covers the parking light (and fogs if you have them). The parking light holder/socket twists in and out.
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