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1998-2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Headlamps Removal and Installation

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Download Note: Removal and installation of right headlamp is illustrated. Removal and installation of left headlamp is the same. Special tools, testers and auxiliary items required 5 mm hex socket wrench Removing Insert hex wrench into headlamp lock – arrow – . Turn hex socket wrench – 1 – approximately 180 degree in direction of – arrow – (clockwise) in order to release headlamp housing from retainer. Return the headlamp lock – 1 – 90 degree as shown. Note: In order for the headlamp housing to slide in an out freely, the “U” section of the headlamp lock must be in the lowest position (90 degree ). Should the headlamp be difficult to remove from vehicle, turn hex socket wrench – 1 – alternately in both directions while pulling headlamp housing out of retainer. Note: Headlamp retainer – 1 – contains headlamp lock – 2 – position (lock-unlock). Depress lock tab – arrow – while pulling headlamp forward out of retainer. Note: The electrical connection is integrated with both the headlamp and retainer and is disconnected automatically upon removal of headlamp. CAUTION! Headlamp lock on retainer must not be turned while headlamp is removed. . Installing Install in reverse order of removal, noting the following: Note: In order for the headlamp housing to slide in an out freely, the “U” section of the headlamp lock must be in the lowest position (90 degree ).