How do you remove Mk4 headlights?
Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:55 PM
Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:10 AM
Firstly you are going to have to jack it up to seperate the bumper fromt he undertray - i cant remember how it is actually conected or if it really is as its so long since i havd the stock undertray.
But the rest fo the bumper remove the screws in the wheel archs, cant remember the torx sizing.
Then you have to remove the grill which should pop up and then unclip the pulling mechanism. Then there are five torx screws holding the bumper on there.
If you remove the teo side bumper grills there are two bolts holding it on there.
After all that you will find the hidden two bolts holding the headlights in.
To seperate the lense from the unit i have heard of people putting them in the over for a while then try to pull the lense off as the glue has gone sticky (but dont leave it in too long as you dont want to melt the wiring as they are £300 or so new from vw) or try a heat gun.
Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:01 AM
The bumper sort of slides out. remember this as you need to fit it the same way. also put something thick and soft on the floor ready for when you drop it
its pretty straight forward. It may be worth investing in a haynes manual if youre unsure as its not likely to be that different from every other golf.
Oh except the headlamp washers which you will need to deal with first
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:38 PM
The bumper came off easily...but the headlight unit...nightmare. I wanted to remove the xenon unit so will have some soldering to do when I refit it. The actual headlamp just won't come apart though, I've seperated headlights before and it's not that hard but these seem held in place by something? is there any staples or screws/bolts holding the backs on? if I can't sort that I'll have to give up, refit and think of another solution.
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