(DIY) Volkswagen Headlight Low Beam Bulb Replacement | No Tools | MK7 Golf

Today I replaced my MK7 Volkswagen Golf’s headlight bulb, specifically, the low beam light. There are many ways to get this job done but I wanted to do it fast and easy without having to take off my front bumper. In total, this job took me 5 – 7 minutes.

*One thing to note is that you should wear gloves while touching the bulb. Any form of contact with your skin will reduce the life of the bulb. I found out about that after installing it… Whoops. The salts and oils from your skin will damage the bulb and cause the heat to concentrate. We learn from our mistakes and move on! I hope this helps…

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If you have further questions on this job or others, feel free to email me, I’d be glad to help.

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21 Replies to “(DIY) Volkswagen Headlight Low Beam Bulb Replacement | No Tools | MK7 Golf”

  1. The salts and oils from your skin will damage the bulb by causing the heat to concentrate. I wish I knew that before the install! At least this video should help you not make the same mistake. Use rubber gloves when handling the new bulb. Thanks for the support 😎 Let's get to 1,000 subscribers!

  2. Tony G says:

    Thanks for a great instruction video.! first did´n thout i could make this work. but in the end i fix it. becourse of this wonderful video thanks agin.

  3. Mr. Gr says:

    It's horrible to put it back. Unbelievable

  4. Ну ну, только вот руками трогать такую лампу совсем не желательно 😅

  5. But what bulb I it H7?

  6. Thank you!!! I’m a 58 year old Mom and you showed me how to do it. Took me 15 min just maneuvering the new bulb in. It is a little tough to know if your plastic holder is in the right place but here’s a TIP:

    When you first take out the old bulb, notice how the plastic holder is oriented as you pull it out then try to hold it the same way going in. Then twist clockwise just a bit till it stops.

    Having small hands helps. The rubber caps go back on easily. Thanks for the help.

  7. Thank you so much for the video and to everyone who's left comments! Canadian 2016 VW golf driver's side bulb – got the bulb out relatively easily but no luck getting it back in. Tried going from the inside a million times and the bulb kept falling off. Finally jacked the driver's side tire to allow space, then removed enough screws off the wheel liner to get access and saw there was a wire in the way. From the tire side it took about 30 seconds to replace.

  8. caz1135 says:

    Thanks! Just did mine in my mk7.5 the rubber covers are a different shape, but otherwise this was the same. Had a bit of trouble getting them back in. Got my bulbs from Nappa for 10 CAD ea

  9. Chris says:

    Ok; I fixed it! The bulb has a wired attachment, so, once the bulb is plugged in to its housing, I then had to make sure the wider metal pieces that stick out must be placed behind the screws on the fixed plastic (white part attached to inside of light casing). The screws then act as the posts that the metal twists underneath them. Once you’re under the screws and they’re holding the metal, you’re good to go! It took me about an hour of fondling the car, until I finally realized the purpose of the screws. I wish I had the plastic holders your light is plugged in to. Wired attachments suck! My car is 2018 VW Golf Alltrack (North American). Thanks for your video!! Yes! I’m a woman, mom, and now, lightbulb changer!

  10. Chris says:

    My 2018 VW Golf Alltrack does not have the same plastic looking plug. Mine will not fit back in. I cannot figure out how the light fits (or clicks). It will not mount flush inside the hole where the bulb rests in place. 😮

  11. Mark Collins says:

    Mine wont come out. Ive twisted it 90° but its just not pulling out

  12. Bill Davis says:

    You would have to have wee little Donald Trump hands to do this. Most people will be removing the wheel and peeling back the cover for direct access.

  13. bravo echo says:

    what an effin pain!!! 😝🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ bulb keeps fallin off the base, the diagonal needs to be used a reference but holy hell, $80 seems like an ok deal, half way into this mess, between the damn key fob n this, u can take ur EV’s n shove em.

    but hey thanks for the vid. put this off for a long time since high beam still worked n other vids showed half the front end tore apart 🤔😬

  14. C Scar says:

    What a garbage vid. You don’t show us the orientation of how it goes back in.

  15. If you’re really struggling to make your hand fit, you can remove three of the screws from the wheel well with the tire cut hard to the right (or left depending on which side you’re replacing) and peel the lining back. You can get a better angle/visualization from there.

  16. Thanks pal.. got my light sorted in under 5 mins..😎 #lightwork

  17. Great video! I replaced one the long way with taking things apart about 2 years ago that was a huge hassle. Today I tried this method. So much easier!

  18. John Clardy says:

    I have changed the difficult Driver’s Side low-beam headlight bulb twice using this video. THIS VIDEO IS THE CORRECT WAY TO CHANGE THE BULB. Yes, Dealer Service Dept quoted $90, 1 bulb replacement. I purchased 2 OEM bulbs for $42 at the dealer. I am 6’2” 250 lbs and have fat hands. I practiced removing/replacing the Passenger Side bulb to get the feel of the pressure and direction for releasing the plastic Bulb Holder and what to expect when you rotate the Holder/Bulb assembly into the locked position on the Driver’s Side in that tight space. I used a Head Lamp and sat on an office chair with wheels bc I’m tall. But think I could almost do it blindfolded after 2nd go round.

  19. Paul Yeung says:

    You are so cool. Thank you

  20. wainstorm says:

    Thanks for this buddy, saved me a lot of hassle, why they overcomplicate the design I will never know, great vid

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