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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Replacing light bulbs in the Halogen headlight

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Fig. 201 In the engine compartment: Cover ① on the left headlight for the low beam bulb holder ③ and cover ② for the parking light bulb holder ④, turn signal bulb holder ⑤ and high beam or daytime running light bulb ⑥.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

The following instructions only apply to vehicles with halogen headlight bulbs. Contact your authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance with HID headlight replacement.

Only perform these steps in the specified order:
⇒ Fig. 201  Low beam headlight Parking light Turn signal High beam headlight or daytime running light
1. Please review and follow the checklist ⇒ Information on light bulb replacement .
2. Open the engine hood  ⇒ Preparations for working in the engine compartment .
3. Turn the cover ① A on the back of the headlight counterclockwise until it stops and remove the cover. Remove the rubber cover ② A on the back of the headlight.
4. Turn the bulb holder ③ B counterclockwise until it stops and remove it toward the rear with the bulb. Unclip the bulb holder ④ B upward out of the guide and remove it toward the rear with the bulb. Unclip the parking light bulb holder ④ B upward out of the guide and remove it toward the rear with the bulb.

Turn the turn signal bulb holder ⑤ B counterclockwise until it stops and remove it toward the rear with the bulb.
Turn the bulb ⑥ B counterclockwise until it stops and remove it toward the rear.
5. If necessary, press the locking mechanism on the bulb holder and pull the bulb straight out of the bulb holder.  
6. Replace the burned out light bulb with a new bulb of the same type.
7. Reinsert the bulb holder ③   B into the headlight and turn it clockwise until it stops. Reinsert the bulb holder ④   B into the headlight and clip it into the guide. Reinsert the turn signal bulb holder ⑤   B into the headlight and turn it clockwise until it stop.

Insert the parking light bulb holder ④ B into the headlight and clip it into the guide.
Reinsert the bulb ⑥   B into the headlight and turn it clockwise until it stops.
8. Install the cover ①   A on the back of the headlight (retainer vertical) and turn it clockwise until it stops. Install the rubber cover ②   A.

The illustrations show the left headlight assembly from the rear. The right headlight assembly is the mirror image of the left headlight assembly.

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