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Headlight Change 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle

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The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 2007 Volkswagen Beetle. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs. Changing both headlight bulbs on your Beetle at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. In some Volkswagens, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb (and vise versa). Some Volkswagens have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. If your Beetle has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself.

When you change the headlight on your Beetle, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb.

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Step by Step Instructions for your Volkswagen Beetle

  1. 2007 VW Beetle headlight change how to starts with opening the hood
  2. Turn the 5mm bolt clockwise a quarter turn to unlock it on your 07 Beetle
  3. Reach back towards the back of the headlight cluster and press the lever down
  4. Push the bulb housing out from the rear of your 07 Beetle
  5. Take off the rear cover
  6. Remove and replace the headlight bulb with a new headlight bulb that fits a 2007 Volkswagen Beetle
  7. Replace the rear cover
  8. Slide the headlight housing into the 07 Beetle and press the plug in the back of the Beetle against the housing
  9. Lock the headlight housing in place
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