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Pelican Technical Article:

Headlight Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

5 minutes5 mins

Tab:

$200

Talent:

*

Tools:

Your hands

Applicable Models:

VW Golf (1999-05)
VW Jetta (1999-05)

Parts Required:

Headlight switch

Hot Tip:

It may take a little effort to free the switch

Performance Gain:

The headlights function yet again

Complementary Modification:

Replace headlight bulbs

Over time, switches wear out. The headlight switch on the Mk4 Jetta can cause a variety of problems if it is failing. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with replacing it.

Shown here is the headlight switch on the Mk4 VW Jetta.
Figure 1

Shown here is the headlight switch on the Mk4 VW Jetta. Replacement is easy and should take no more than five minutes.

Push the knob inwards and rotate it clockwise until it stops roughly at the spot indicated by the green arrow.
Figure 2

Push the knob inwards and rotate it clockwise until it stops roughly at the spot indicated by the green arrow. This unlocks the switch from the dashboard.

Now pull the headlight switch out enough to access the electrical connector behind.
Figure 3

Now pull the headlight switch out enough to access the electrical connector behind.

Squeeze the tabs on the electrical connector (green arrows) and pull it off the switch.
Figure 4

Squeeze the tabs on the electrical connector (green arrows) and pull it off the switch. Installing the new switch is the reverse of removal.


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