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Old 05-04-2010, 09:59 PM
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I am having a problem with the left headlight on my 2006 New Beetle Convertible. The light went out. I changed the bulb-it lasted one day-changed the bulb again and now it is out again. The first bulb I put in, that quit working, does not appear to be burnt out. Has anyone else had this experience? Should I get my bulbs only from a VW dealership?

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Old 05-04-2010, 11:00 PM
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Did you touch the bulb with your fingers? And no, you do not need to get your bulbs from the dealer. I don't have a specific bulb or store to buy from, but you can find replacements.
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No I didn't touch the bulb with my bare hand, so I don't think that is the problem. Thanks for the reply.
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No I didn't touch the bulb with my bare hand, so I don't think that is the problem. Thanks for the reply.
Just making sure.

And its just the left low beam right?
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No the entire light is off.

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:45 PM
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Our 2005 NBC had the left headlight going out intermittently. If I tapped it with my finger, it would often come back on. Turned out that the wiring harness for that headlight was slightly melted, so it was replaced under warranty.
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I'll second checking the wiring harness on the headlight. Make sure it is secure and not melted or funny looking.
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