Very seldom do I write a review but this is an exception. Historically though, the problem with Halos was that if they ever went bad, you were stuck with an irreparable and irreplaceable halo ring. The headlight is now separated from the car. Now push on the headlight from behind with one hand and be prepared to catch the assembly with the free hand from the front. Put the spring clip back on and make sure the ends of the clip are in securely. You have to press down on the locking tab, while trying to slide the release toward the fender. This was a bit messy since the caulking on our 98 was starting to go and the dealership had put some goo around it to stop leaks I think.
Remove the black plastic light assembly. The result was perfect well worth the effort. If you break the square tab out, like I did you can secure the lever in place after replacing the bulb by installing a small sheet metal screw next to the lever to lock it place. OnceI did that I was able to properly seat the bulb note: Aligning thethree little grooves is very important. Sonar aka Spyder has long been the most popular brand of aftermarket custom lighting, and for good reason due to their large selection, striking designs, and affordability. Some wax or glass cleaner will be good for cleaning the lenses and make them sparkle again.
Once more German engineering wins out. We ended up being able to force the plastic ring around after we broke the handle so the light would slide out, but it was extremely frustrating and very time consuming. On the driver side, turn the stick counter-clockwise. Tools Used: Tools, H7 Halogen bulb, Oil-resistant gloves Replace Headlights. Turn thisplastic nut until it loosens then slide over your headlight bulb.
Reverse the procedure to close everything back up. Donï¿½t depend on the auto parts store or aftermarket suppliersï¿½ catalogs to tell you anything different. If you happen to receive a product with bulbs, the bulbs are for testing and not covered under our warranty. Today of course the driver side bulb blew. Today is March 26, 2011, I just changed the right headlight on our 2001 New Beetle. Note: Road grit and general accumulations of di … rt may make this less than smooth. Hop … e this helps.
The bulb fits in place with its metal tang in the 12oclock position. The secret to putting th … e wire snap back on is to engage the top of the wire in the hole first before sliding it back over the cover. I hope that you are referring to the bulb and not the assembly. That means you will never get stuck with bad halos in your Passat otherwise good headlights again. Undo the cables you have to squeeze the springs and the headlight unit should move out. At night, these Sonar Volkswagen Passat Chrome Day Time Running Light L. They are turned different depending on sides but there is a small sticker to show which way to turn it.
Push the casing back in and lock the casing in with the lever. We had to change the low beam lamp the one on the top of the assembly , so once the clip was removed the lamp can be pulled out of the assembly. You will see a black assembly tucked up in the fender. So I took the O-ring from myold bulb that was smaller in size and used it to replace the redo-ring. Both high and low beam bulbs are H1 bulbs. Just reach down and unclip it.
Be sure that is positioned in the 12 o'clock position pointing straight up. The installation went just as shown in the video. Thatï¿½s the adhesive I was talking about earlier. This was very easy to do, there is no resistance or stop point, once you have gone too far that is it, they are broken. Answer Go to this link. Try this site I found for a guide. Yes, you can fix this at home, but make sure it isn't cold causes the plastic to be brittle and that you take your time.
That means you will never get stuck with bad halos in your Passat otherwise good headlights again. I did it alone except I let my wife hold up one end of the bumper while I fastened the other end; my arms werent long enough. Just don't force anything too hard and you should be okay. Use gentle pressure, rather than excessive force. Remove … the retaining clip to remove the upper low beam or lower high beam bulb from the holder from the back of the housing unit.
The sellers video was a great help and made what I thought was to be a nightmare into a dream install come true. Someone had commented that the adjustment was not good. You will have to take the battery out if the lamp is on the driver's side. Lifting up on the lever rotates a ring that unlocks two posts on the headlamp assembly. . It would have been nice to know what the locking collar device looked like ahead of time to understand how it functioned.
In my '99 Beetle there is a lever that sticks out of the headlamp assembly shield. Ifthe bulb is installed correctly, when you look at the bulb from theoutside, you will see the o-ring seal the bulb into place. . Both sides included and light electrical work splicing required. Take the adhesive remover on the paper towels and remove this stuff from the fender before putting the headlight back in.