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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 10-14 Volkswagen GTI

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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 10-14 Volkswagen GTI

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to replace a broken, damaged or burnt out license plate bulb to the 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Volkswagen GTI.

  1. step 1 :Changing the Low Beam Bulb
    • Open the hood
    • Pull the dust boot off the low beam light
    • Turn the low beam bulb socket counterclockwise and out of the headlight
    • Pull the bulb off the socket with needle nose pliers or a flat blade screwdriver
    • Line up the tab of the new bulb with the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the light
    • Push the low beam dust boot onto the back of the light
  2. step 2 :Replacing the High Beam Bulb
    • Pull the high beam dust boot off the back of the headlight
    • Turn the high beam bulb counterclockwise and out of the headlight
    • Twist the new high beam bulb clockwise into the headlight
  3. step 3 :Replacing the Driving Light Bulb
    • Pull the driving light bulb socket out of the headlight with needle nose pliers
    • Pull the bulb out of the socket by hand
    • Push the new bulb onto the socket
    • Push the driving light bulb into the headlight with needle nose pliers
    • Push the high beam dust boot onto the back of the headlight
  4. step 4 :Replacing the Turn Signal Bulb
    • Pull off the turn signal dust cover
    • Twist the turn signal bulb socket counterclockwise out of the headlight
    • Release the socket tab
    • Pull the turn signal bulb out of the socket
    • Push the new turn signal bulb onto the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the headlight
    • Push the turn signal dust boot onto the back of the headlight
    • Close the hood

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gloves

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

Installation Video
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Hi. I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We're going to open the hood. There's a tab you pull on the left next to the footrest, then we're going to release the lever right above the emblem.

All right, we're going to take out the low beam headlight now. We're going to pull this dust boot off. Reach in. It's going to feel like a credit card going up and down. You're going to twist it to the left, loosey-goosey. To pull the bulb off the retainer, use a little needle-nose or a flat-blade screwdriver. You can pull it right up, and that separates.

To put it back on, you want to line this tab up right there, and make sure you're not touching the bulb with your fingers, and that's all right. Now we're going to reinstall the bulb. Going to stick it back in the hole. Line the tabs up and then the bulb will go all the way down, and then you're going to tighten it until you hear a click, to the right. Now we're going to put the dust boot on. Put it right over and push it down.

All right. We're going to replace the high beam headlight bulb. Now we're going to have to pull this little dust boot off. Now we're going to reach in here, feel the bulb, the tab, the up and down. You're going to twist it counterclockwise and pull it out. With this type of bulb, you don't ever want to touch any of the glass of the bulb because the oils from your hand will cause the bulb to burn out quicker.

To reinstall, you're going to take it and feed it in. You can get the wires out of the way. Then, once you feel that the notches have gone down, you're going to push and turn clockwise, and it locks in.

For the next one, we're going to replace this little driving bulb that's inside with the high beam. You're going to want to use a small needle-nose to get to it. When you pull this bulb out, you can just grab it with your hands. Replace that, throw that bulb out.

Put the new one in. You've got to line the tabs up. All right, so we're going to put the new one back in. You're going to take your needle-nose, line up with the hole, and then you twist. Now I'm going to put the dust boot back on. Make sure it's good.

Then we're going to replace the turn signal bulb. I'm going to pull this dust boot off, twist and pull. Then there's a little tab here you're going to push down, and then this slides right off.

Now we're going to install the new one. Push that back in. Make sure it's secure. Then we're going to put it back in, line it up, then twist. Then we're going to put the dust boot back over.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers


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