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Volkswagen New Beetle: 1998 and later Headlight Connector Not Engaging after H/L assy was reinstalled


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Last Post: Dec 13, 2013 12:51 AM Last Post By: NTL
morgie

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Headlight Connector Not Engaging after H/L assy was reinstalled
Posted: Aug 15, 2011 5:39 PM
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I replaced the low beam bulb (H7) on my wife's '08 beetle. I've done this at least three times, but, this time the connector plugs are not engaging enough to energize the light. If I push in on the connector with the assembly installed, the light will come on; when i let go, they go out! I called VW, and, they said you can adjust the assembly to make better electrical contact. Anyone know how you do this?? Someday VW may get it right when it comes to elctrical issues!! Thanks
tcovenant2000

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Re: Headlight Connector Not Engaging after H/L assy was reinstalled
Posted: Aug 15, 2011 6:41 PM   in response to: morgie in response to: morgie
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To me it's more disturbing that your car is 3 years old and you've had to replace the bulb 3 times. There's a bigger issue here, I suspect.
Thomas
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Re: Headlight Connector Not Engaging after H/L assy was reinstalled
Posted: Aug 16, 2011 4:50 PM   in response to: tcovenant2000 in response to: tcovenant2000
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eBahn (Bentley Software) shows a TSB (7 page long) about similar issue and includes adjustment procedure.

Let me know if you want a pdf copy.
morgie

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Re: Headlight Connector Not Engaging after H/L assy was reinstalled
Posted: May 2, 2012 11:47 AM   in response to: FKH161 in response to: FKH161
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Hi:
I'm having the same problem with my wife's '08 beetle. Would it be possible to get a copy of the TSB ??
Thanks
NTL

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Re: Headlight Connector Not Engaging after H/L assy was reinstalled
Posted: Dec 13, 2013 12:51 AM   in response to: FKH161 in response to: FKH161
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Have 2008 2.5l beetle with headlight issue - actually I think it is probably a daytime running light (DRL) issue. Am interested in a copy of the document mentioned in this old post as I may have to check headlight light bulbs etc.

I am looking for a wiring diagram for the lighting so that I can identify if this vehicle has a DRL relay or control module (plus identify where they are located).

This is my first VW - had for one year.

Any assistance appreciated

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