One or Both Head Lights May Not Work on Volkswagen GTI

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: 77,658 (49,600–106,000)
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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1 headlamp bulb, and "igniter" replaced for approximately $1,000 at dealer.
replaced passenger side bulb for $106.00. It failed within 24 hours. Mechanic noted wiring harness breakdown present.
Driver's side headlight turned color and burnt out a couple days after
Premature burnout