How To Replace Headlights On Volkswagen

How to replace headlights on Volkswagen

Volkswagen is a German car manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, created in 1937 by the German Labor Front. It is best known for its famous beetle and the micro-pixel LED headlight which is just another fascinating impact of installing an advanced Headlight technology

While driving at night involves a higher level of focus, Volkswagen is continuously improving its headlights to include Light regulation that is uniquely responsive to the driving situation, dynamic light projections onto the road, and a high degree of individualization in a single headlight housing. Volkswagen will also use a new operating system and a potential end-to-end electronics architecture to ensure that new functions can be loaded as updates through an app.

This effort is to enhance safety at night and improve night-time driving experience which according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, accounts for 40% of road accidents occurring at night – demonstrating that good lighting is an important factor in road safety and driving comfort. 

Fun facts about Volkswagen

Fun facts about Volkswagen
  • Adolf Hitler established Volkswagen in 1937. He created an entire city solely to house the factory and its employees.
  • The original Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most famous automobiles of the twentieth century, with over 21.5 million units sold.
  • Volkswagen owns a slew of other car companies, including Lamborghini, Audi, Porsche, and Bentley.
  • Volkswagen accounts for more than one-third of all vehicles sold in Germany and one out of every ten sold globally in 2014.
  • Volkswagen is the world’s best-selling automaker as of 2016 and 2017.
  • Volkswagen is one of the world’s biggest employers, employing almost 600,000 people as of 2015.
  • The Volkswagen Corporation was offered to Ford Motor Company for free in 1948, but founder Henry Ford refused, claiming, “It wasn’t worth a damn.” 
  • Since the album’s release, the white Beetle featured on the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road has had its number plates (LMW 281F) stolen many times. It’s now on display at the Volkswagen Museum in Wolfsburg, safely tucked away!
  • Speaking of Wolfsburg, the majority of the city’s residents are employed by Volkswagen, either directly or indirectly. In 1938, the plant was built.

Prices of Volkswagen headlight conversions bulbs by vehicle model

Prices of Volkswagen headlight conversions bulbs
Volkswagen car modelCar typeApplicationProductPrice
Volkswagen Arteon
Volkswagen Arteon (2020)
Main Headlight Beam
Original (OEM) Headlights
$758.20 – $760

GOLF (2019)
Main Headlight Beam
Spyder Black LED DRL Bar Projector Headlights
$586.40 – $600

Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Jetta (2018)
Main Headlight Beam
Spyder Black Factory Style Headlight with LED DRL
$218.35 – $300

Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat (2017)
Main Headlight Beam
Replace Replacement Headlight (Remanufactured OE)
$311.05 – $320

Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen Touareg (2016)
Main Headlight Beam
Replace Replacement Headlight Lens and Housing
$680.98 – $700

Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Tiguan (2015)
Main Headlight Beam
K-Metal Replacement Headlight
$175.49 – $200

Volkswagen CC
Volkswagen CC (2014)
Main Headlight Beam
AL Replacement Headlights
$636.85 – $650

Main Headlight Beam
Replace Headlight (Remanufactured OE)
$345.99 – $350

Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo (2012)
Main Headlight Beam
Replacement Headlight (Remanufactured OE)
$324 – $360.50

Volkswagen Teramont
Volkswagen Teramont (2019)
Main Headlight Beam
Replace Headlight (Remanufactured OE)
$565.25 – $700

Step by step to change a Volkswagen car headlight

How to replace a volkswagen car headlight
  1. Open the hood.
  1. Loosen the screws that hold the headlight assembly in place.
  1. Remove the assembly’s connector plug.
  1. Remove the assembly with caution.
  1. Remove the retaining clips on the back of the assembly.
  1. Pull out the bulb’s connector plug from the back.
  1. Remove the light bulb.
  1. Replace the bulb with a new one.
  1. The connector, cover, and clips should all be replaced.
  1. Reassemble the assembly and test it.

Tip: As change your car headlights, DO NOT hold or touch the new bulb with your hands, as this will pass oils to the glass, which will cause it to burn overheat, diminishing the bulb’s lifetime., 


The future of automotive lighting appears to be promising. It would have essential lighting, but companies are working on ways to use it for additional communication. Volkswagen is one of these firms, and it has shown how headlights and taillights can be used for more than just visibility. Volkswagen; like other companies, unveiled new LED headlights with 30,000 points of light, much more than current matrix headlights. The options here go beyond simply dimming portions to allow for continuous use of high beams without distracting oncoming traffic. These lights can produce patterns on the road to relay information to the driver and are easily restored using headlight restoration wipes.

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