One or Both Head Lights May Not Work on Volkswagen Jetta

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,833 (50,000–200,000)
5 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2011
20 people reported this problem
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Not fixed - both headlights intermittently blow out and need to be replaced due to an electrical issue within the car.
wires inside headlights seem to degrade the wire covering like they melt or disintegrate. Pray i can fix these problems b4 they cause a fire
Burned out & replaced
I purchased both headlights 11.30.14 and on 3.23.15 one lamp blew and the other blew on 3.26.15. This was after replacing both within the last year.
Cables inside the headlight are worn out and im told i have to change the whole thing.
I have to change bulbs out every few months...just started keeping spares in the trunk