Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Lamp bulbs - renewal
Body electrical systems / Lamp bulbs - renewal


Note: Lamp bulbs should always be renewed with ones of similar type and rating, as specified
Sidelights
1 Open the bonnet and pull the connector from the sidelight bulbholder located beneath the headlamp bulb.

2 Turn the bulbholder anti-clockwise and remove it from the reflector (see illustration).

8.2 Sidelight bulb and holder removal
8.2 Sidelight bulb and holder removal

3 Depress and twist the bulb to remove it.

Front indicator lights
4 Remove the cross-head screws and withdraw the lens (see illustration).

8.4 Front indicator lens removal
8.4 Front indicator lens removal

5 Depress and twist the bulb to remove it (see illustration).

8.5 Front indicator lamp bulb
8.5 Front indicator lamp bulb

6 If necessary, the lamp unit can be withdrawn from the bumper and the wiring disconnected (see illustration).

8.6 Front indicator lamp unit removal
8.6 Front indicator lamp unit removal

7 When refitting the lens, ensure that the gasket is correctly located.

Rear lights
8 Open the tailgate or bootlid, as applicable.

Compress the bulb carrier securing tabs to release the bulb carrier and withdraw it for bulb inspection/renewal (see illustration).

8.8 Rear combination light unit components
8.8 Rear combination light unit components

9 Depress and twist the relevant bulb to remove it.

Number plate light
10 Remove the cross-head screws and withdraw the lens and cover (see illustration).

8.10 Number plate lens removal
8.10 Number plate lens removal

11 Depress and twist the bulb to remove it.

12 When refitting the lens and cover, ensure that the lug is correctly located.

Interior light
13 Using a screwdriver, depress the spring clip then withdraw the light from the roof (see illustrations).

8.13a Interior light removal Ц 1.3 litre
8.13a Interior light removal Ц 1.3 litre

8.13b Interior light removal Ц 1.8 litre
8.13b Interior light removal Ц 1.8 litre

14 Release the festoon type bulb from the spring terminals.

15 When fitting the new bulb, ensure that the terminals are tensioned sufficiently to retain the bulb. The switch end of the light should be inserted into the roof first.

Luggage compartment light and glovebox light
16 Prise free and withdraw the lens. The bulb is retained in the lens and can be pulled free for renewal (see illustration).

8.16 Luggage compartment lamp lens removal
8.16 Luggage compartment lamp lens removal

17 If renewing the lens, detach the wiring spade connectors from the lens.

Instrument panel light
18 Remove the instrument panel.

19 Twist the bulbholder through 90∞ to withdraw it (see illustration) then pull out the bulb.

8.19 Instrument panel light bulb and holder removal
8.19 Instrument panel light bulb and holder removal

Facia switch lights
20 Remove the relevant facia switch.

21 Remove the bulb from the switch or connector as applicable.


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