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Volkswagen Passat Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

 
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012

Average Mileage: 90,400 mi (43,000 mi - 130,000 mi)

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One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 43,000 mi

    HEA LIGHTS , FIRST LOW BEAM LIGHTS WOULD NOT GO ON... THEN AT THE DEALSHIP ALL O A SUDDEN THEY WENT ON....WHICH WAS NEVER LOOKED AT OR TROUBLE SHOOT BY THE DEARLERSHIP....ALSO LEFT TURNING SIGNAL WAS NOT WORKING ...IT WAS NOT FIXED...
    SO I AD TO DRIVE TO MY DESTINATION WITH THESE ISSUES .. I AM 68 YEARS OLD AND T WAS NEW YEARS EVE I HAD A TWO HOUR DRIVE AHEAD.... WELL I LOVE MY CAR BUT THIS MAKES ME VERY UNSAFE.........

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    Socket melted, had to replace wire harness

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  •  Rookie

    I have a 2007 Passatwagon headlight fell out and burned wires
    replaced with all new housing on both dealer said would take 3 hours to install
    went to another shop done in 30 mins charged me $40

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  • Visitor, , 127,000 mi

    Headlight harness shot again. $75.00 for a piss poor design. Volkswagen. have your ever heard of Quality Control?

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  •  Rookie

    REPLACED THE HEADLAMP AT A BODY SHOP BECAUSE THE DEALER GAVE ME SUCH A HIGH PRICE QUOTE. 2008. BULB ITSELF WAS $120 AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE HIS SHOP HAD PURCHASED!! wORKING FINE SINCE.

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