Last post on Dec 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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#10 of 18 passat headlights
Oct 24, 2009 (9:02 pm)
Anybody know how to remove headlight assembly on a 2003. Headlight is loose in headlight "tube."
#11 of 18 Re: passat headlights [cha6]
Oct 30, 2009 (8:14 am)
If I remember correctly, when I replaced the cam belt and other parts, I had to remove the bumper to get to the headlight ass'y.
#12 of 18 2002 headlight change
Nov 29, 2009 (2:52 pm)
I blew a light bulb (low beam I think) and was wondering how to do the replacement. My car is not under warranty so I will do it myself, I refuse to go to a dealer for something like this.
I read and heard that this was tricky, in fact the owner's manual recommends to go to the dealer, since the bulbs can only be reached through the engine compartment.
altair4 posted a while ago a link that would explain how to do this, but the link is dead. The post (#160) is here:
I do plan on getting a service/repair manual that would probably detail the procedure, in the meantime I though I'd post here and ask.
There are two hex screws on top of each headlight, but something tells me I should start somewhere else.
Any idea or hint?
#13 of 18 Passat electrical problems
Aug 26, 2010 (1:01 pm)
My brake light stays on whenever the dash lights are turned on; dash lights come on whenever I apply brakes or emergency brake....anyone with suggestions
#14 of 18 1997 VR6 headlights failing to come on.
Nov 27, 2011 (9:02 am)
My low beam headlamps don't come on when I turn the light switch ON. Running lights are OK with light switch in OFF position. High beams come on when I pull the high beams lever.
Bulbs are all OK. I have replaced the high beams lever and switch assembly. Lights still do not come on. Any ideas?
#15 of 18 Re: 1997 VR6 headlights failing to come on. [budlydewright]
Jan 01, 2012 (11:30 am)
Seems my low beams consist of what looks like a flashlight bulb stuck on the side of the reflector. Have had at the dealer twice for upwards of $200 in "repairs". Still cannot see more than 30 ft. on low without the running lights and the fog lights. Was told, "Well, honey, that's just the way it is on these cars. I can't help that." Is the bulb supposed to be in the center of the reflector or not. It appears the high beam is there. Anybody have a diagram. My car was purchased used 2002 Passat wagon.
#16 of 18 2007 Passat Headlights not working
Jul 17, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Low beams not working on 2007 Passat. Turned car off and they quit. High beams will work when they are engaged otherwise, no lights at all with lights turned on. Changed bulbs and checked fuses and still no lights. The e-brake failed about 2 months ago for no apparant reason also. How can I fix the headlights and does the failed e-brake have anything to do with the non-working headlights?
#17 of 18 having same problem on 2012 passat se
Dec 07, 2012 (7:55 pm)
I just bought this car new in July and cannot see at night. The low beams are terrible! I had someone else drive the car to see if they felt the same way and confirmed. I tried putting in higher wattage bulbs, been to the dealer who tells me that nobody else complained.
At this point, I'm so disgusted with volkswagen, I'm considering selling the car and never returning to any of their dealerships. I've told them it's a huge safety issue, but they do nothing about it.
#18 of 18 Re: having same problem on 2012 passat se [caseydog3]
Dec 16, 2012 (6:56 pm)
you mean it always has been bad or just now it got worse?
did you try re-aiming the bulbs?