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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen GTI Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common
Volkswagen GTI Problem
Average Mileage: 78,934 mi (49,600 mi - 106,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen GTI, 49,600 mi
1 headlamp bulb, and "igniter" replaced for approximately $1,000 at dealer.
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen GTI, 106,000 mi
replaced passenger side bulb for $106.00. It failed within 24 hours. Mechanic noted wiring harness breakdown present.
Visitor, 2010 Volkswagen GTI
Driver's side headlight turned color and burnt out a couple days after
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen GTI, 56,000 mi