Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

One or Both Head Lights May Not Work on Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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.

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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 100,000 (40,000–200,000)
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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I had both bulb's replaced, and they worked for about 3 hour's. The man said, that I needed a new Headlight assembly, but I'm not sure that is the true root of the problem. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so what was the cure?
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.