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I've had to replace my pop's headlights (2000 New Beetle TDI) 5 times now in about 2 years worth of driving.
First two, I replaced at the same time with Sylvania Silverstars, but they crapped out within 5 months. So now I have some oem style Slyvania's and they lasted for about a year and a half now.
Now the drivers side just died again, and I've made sure to clean out all the crap that is in the sliders/brackets everytime, but it looks like I've broken half of two arms on the housing, and after fiddling with it for close to an hour and a half last night, I gave up.
I called the dealer and they want 280 for a new assembly. There aren't any driver side assemblies in my local jy's.....
So I ask the resident beetle gurus. Did I just give up to early? Or should I get an aftermarket assembly off of ebay for 100 bucks?
Oh, and I know no one likes threads with out pics, so here's a pic from a gtg I organized a couple years ago...


Freakin' driver side assembly
 

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Re: Ok, I've searched, and know HOW but... (Cort)

UPDATE: About an hour tinkering and slightly twisting with firm pressure later... The headlight is back in.
Next go around I think he's gonna just need to get a new headlamp.
Problem resolved, mod's feel free to http://****************.com/default/zero2/lock5.gif this one up
 

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Re: Ok, I've searched, and know HOW but... (Cort)

if you disable the drl's the bulbs will last longer. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Ok, I've searched, and know HOW but... (water&air)

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if you disable the drl's the bulbs will last longer. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Hmmm I had my DRL's disabled on my old 337 too! I'll run it by him and see if he wants to do it. I'm assuming it's the same as a mkIV? Just push, twist, and pull, then fold down the TFL pin (or put electrical tape), right?
 

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Re: Ok, I've searched, and know HOW but... (water&air)

My other suggesting would hhave been to get the headlight cup/reciever out of the car and see whats happening from outside, you could see better
 
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