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.
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Beetle TDI Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common
Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problem
Average Mileage: 66,666 mi (40,000 mi - 90,000 mi)
not fixed yet...I just hit the light, and it comes on
Visitor, 2005 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 90,000 mi
Changed both headlights with silver star high intensity lamps, 6 months later one new lamp failed. Replaced both with original replacement and no problems for almost a year.
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 70,000 mi
Headlight bulb must be replaced every 90 days. Ridiculously premature burnout.