Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Replacing Front Lowbeam Driver side Headlight bulb on VW Golf IMPOSSIBLE

I found it difficult enough to replace the headlight bulbs on my Mazda 5, but this was simply ridiculous. Don't bother trying. You will certainly get the blown bulb out (with a bit of fiddling), but you will never get the new one back in. The problem lies in the bulb holder. Once you unlock the thing by turning it counterclockwise, you then have to really wiggle and pull it quite energetically to get it out. It finally pops out after a lot of resistance. To get it back in, you have to align the bulb holder with its space in the housing PRECISELY, then push it back in so that the three tabs on the bulb holder pass through the three corresponding slots in the housing PERFECTLY. You're doing this completely blind, from above, with no more than about 1.5 inches of space to manoeuver in. I promise you, this is IMPOSSIBLE. I'm no slouch in matters like this, and I wasted the better part of two hours wrestling with this before giving up and going to the dealer. Don't waste your time. Just go to the dealer. Very disappointed. VW shouldn't make it so difficult to change a lightbulb.

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