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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair
  • Light Option:   Halogen

Specifications

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Includes lenses and housings
  • Bulbs not included
  • Correct for Vehicles with VIN ending in 050000 and Higher
  • Fit models with Halogen Style Headlights
    • Do NOT fit models with HID (High Intensity Display) Headlights
These headlights are great replacements and have good cost savings over head lights from the dealer.
Fit guaranteed
  • This pair of headlamps will install just as your originals do. You can use your existing hardware and wiring harnesses.
  • Save time and money with a direct fit. No trips to the hardware store or extra time trying to get the wiring to hookup.
Quality
  • 1A Auto has the most comprehensive warranty.
  • If this headlight set should fail to provide satisfactory performance you may exchange it.
  • 1A Auto Headlights are guaranteed to pass inspections in all 50 states. DOT (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) approved.
Value
  • Replacing discolored, scratched, dull or damaged headlights with a new pair from 1A Auto can increase your resale value by up to 10%.
Safety
  • A new pair of headlights can provide you with up to 50% more illumination than a dull, yellowed, sandblasted, broken or scratched headlight.
    • 1A Auto headlights can help you see farther at night and in poor driving conditions.
    • A new pair of headlights from 1A Auto can make you more visible to other traffic during heavy rain or wintry weather.
Direct Fit Replacement

Direct fit replacement for OEM assembly

Trouble-free Installation

Uses same wiring as original assembly.  No cutting or splicing required.

DOT and SAE Compliant

Meets federal regulations for on-road use

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

Bulb Note:

These lights do not include bulbs.  If you happen to receive a product with bulbs, the bulbs are for testing and not covered under our warranty.  Our warranty applies to the light assembly only.

    Note: DO NOT TOUCH the bulbs- the oil from your fingers will burn into the light and foul your bulb. Clean with rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth if the bulbs do get touched.

  1. step : To replace just the headlight bulbs (1:00)
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Drivers side: Unclip the plastic cover to access the back of the headlight assembly.
    • Passenger side: Remove the three screws securing the duct behind the headlight assembly.
    • Reach behind the headlight assembly.
    • Pull aside the rubber boot and unclip the retaining wire.
    • Remove and replace the bulb.
    • Anchor it with the retaining wire and seal it in with the rubber boot.
  2. step : Remove the bumper cover (2:45)
    • Remove the seven T25 screws and 3 flat blade clips
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry out the side marker lights
    • Remove the two T30 screws on the top of the grille
    • Use a screwdriver to pry the metal hood release handle out.
    • Pull the grille straight up and off.
    • Remove the four T30 screws exposed.
    • Pull off the front bumper cover
    • Unplug your fog lights.
    • Set the fascia aside.
  3. step : Remove the head light assembly (6:52)
    • Remove the two T30 bolts on the panel below and to the side of the headlight assembly.
    • Remove the four screws securing the headlight assembly.
    • Use an extension to access them all.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness.
    • Pull the headlight assembly out.
  4. step : Install the new headlight assembly (8:30)
    • Remove the wire ties from the new headlight assembly.
    • Plug in the wiring harness.
    • Bolt the assembly back in.
    • Secure the panel below the head light assembly and reassemble the duct if you had to remove it.
  5. step : Re-install the bumper cover (10:30)
    • Reconnect the fog lights and thread through the marker light harnesses.
    • Bolt the bumper cover back on.
    • Clip the grille back on and screw in the screws.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Torx Driver
  • T30 Torx Driver

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awesome lights!! super bright and way better than the stock hazy lights that were in the car.. the adjustment is a little hard but once you get it..its there. all-in-all a great buy and could not be happier
April 10, 2013
Passat 2001 replacement headlights
Easy to order, shipped timely, fairly easy install with video. Hardest part was dealiing with fastener holding grill. Backing came loose had to cut old headlight to get pliers on it to hold from spinning. New headlights fit well look like new!
January 21, 2017
Good Service
The headlights were great and the service is always good and prompt.
January 25, 2017
Exactly what we needed
My old headlights had become quite yellowed and dim (2003 Passat). Ordered these and had my mechanic install them. Its wonderful to be able to see the road again! They arrived quickly and were exactly what we needed.
February 22, 2017
Look nice, but .......
the lights look nice once installed but I had to have a second set sent to me because the first ones came off the track when trying to adjust them. 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. this happened because of the projector style fixture they are, this is a European design and is not good, I never could get them to adjust high enough to shine down the road decent, the cutoff is terrible.
February 27, 2017
Awesome fit/Great look/price
Nothing else to say. Buy them if you need them. You wont regret it.
July 14, 2017
Wow. Just wow.
Great quality. I was expecting top notch quality and I was not disappointed. The fit is perfect and the headlights look great.
November 24, 2017
04 Passat Headlights
Purchased these back in August of 2017 to replace the factory headlights that were dull and the adjusters were broke. They came earlier then anticipated and looked great and even came with bulbs. We installed them about 2 weeks later. Easy install after removing the grille and front bumper cover but could never get them to adjust. We decided to hold off as we did not want to break the adjusters after researching it. Recently we had the car in to a VW / Audi repair shop for other work and asked them to adjust them. Same problem, they told us the adjusters were not moving at all and didnt want to risk breaking them. Recommended using only genuine VW parts and not aftermarket parts from China. may try to remove and work on them in the spring time. Beware, you get what you pay for!
December 5, 2017
Needed to replace two headlights on 2001 Passat.
Received quickly and in beautiful shape. My friend and I are not auto mechanics or auto body pros. The removal an installation went like a dream. The sellers video was a great help and made what I thought was to be a nightmare into a dream install come true. This will.be my go to supplier for all my car needs. Thanks so very much!!
June 6, 2018
2002 Passau headlights
Excellent headlights for the price. Produce a lot more light then the old stock ones. Definitely worth purchasing.
August 6, 2018
2004 Passat
Great headlights for a great price! Every other store sold only one light for $120. My mechanic had no trouble switching them with the old ones and they make the car look very clean and new!
August 16, 2018
Fantastic direct replacement headllights
The OEMs on my 2004 Passat 1.8T are so yellow that the visibility without the fog lights is a nightmare. I had thought about just doing a restore, but honestly I felt it would be better to just buy these from 1A Auto. I know the part is an exact fit and is quality. While the install is involved (German over engineering), the video (Wagon version) 1A Auto made is very helpful. Mike does a great job explaining how to do it. Also make sure you aim the new headlights one you get everything back together. Highly recommend these, and I highly recommend 1A Auto! Thanks guys and gals for all the hard work you do!!! You make working on vehicles much easier!!! My one wish is to go back to glass headlights days. They never yellowed, and were just better.
September 1, 2018
02 Passat headlight replacement
I ordered a set of replacement headlights for my 2002 Passat. Was very pleased with the quick delivery of the items and the relative ease of installation. I referred to the instructional video on YouTube provided by 1aauto which gives a step by step process to follow. You can not go wrong with 1aauto.
September 27, 2018
VW Headlights - Exactly what I hoped for
Very seldom do I write a review but this is an exception. The headlights were received on time and wrapped very carefully. I had watched the instruction video several times and was prepared with the designated wrenches. The installation went just as shown in the video. 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. Someone had commented that the adjustment was not good. This was not my experience; it worked just as advertised. I would not have been able to get this job done without the excellent video. My recommendation is to make the purchase and get the job done. I wish I had done it 5 years ago. It has made a dramatic improvement in the appearance of my car. The total working time for the job was 3 hours. I am a little old and had to rest several times. By the way, the bulbs were furnished it the lamps I received. I thought I was going to have to purchase the bulbs separately. Good purchase!
October 16, 2018
Lights were greatly
I would recommend this product to anyone looking to buy these lights.
October 31, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Do the headlight housings for a 2002 Volkswagen Passat have a permanent seal?
Will T June 19, 2016
I bought them for a 2004, and they are sealed like the OEM version.
Marc H June 19, 2016
yes
Brian F June 20, 2016
Yes they do.
MELVIN F June 26, 2016
Do you need to align the headlight assemblies after install or are they factory pre-set?
Eugene D October 5, 2016
I had to adjust them. The drivers side needed very little adjustment however the passenger side took some time. I imagine youll have to take some time adjusting them. The good news is the adjustment screws are very easy to access.
Joshua B October 5, 2016
Yes, you need to align them. For the units I got, I never successfully got them aligned properly. The alignment wormgears are made of plastic and its easy to strip the gears, so be careful. There are guideson the internet specific to the Passat B5 headlights that May help.
Mark B October 5, 2016
Yes, you do need to align the headlights. The alignment screws on my assemblies stripped very easy too.
Craig D October 5, 2016
Align is required. For the money this was a good deal. Shop wanted to charge me $400 just to replace the drivers side.
Bruce F October 5, 2016
I had to take it to the dealer for alignment at no cost.
Adolfo A October 5, 2016
Yes, you will need to adjust these or aim them.
Derek C October 5, 2016
You need to align them.
Marc H October 6, 2016
Year Make Model Description
2001Volkswagen Passat VW Passat Halogen Headlight Pair (From VIN 050000)
2002-2005Volkswagen Passat VW Passat Halogen Headlight Pair
Part #: 1ALHP00384


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