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VW Jetta Low Beam Bulb Replacement

Is your Volkswagen Jetta low beam light not working? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the light bulb for the Volkswagen low beam. This guide will provide instructions on replacing the low-beam bulb on a Volkswagen Jetta.


The common symptom of a failing low-beam bulb is a drastic dimming of the headlight.

What you will need


  • H7 halogen bulb


  • Clean gloves


  1. Put the car in park. Turn off the ignition, then set the parking brakes.
  2. Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dashboard.
  3. Remove the headlight (low beam) dust cover by twisting and then pulling it out.dust-coverremove-low-beam-dust-cover
  4. Hold the H7 bulb socket, turn counterclockwise and pull to detach the bulb and socket from the headlight (low beam).remove-socket-assembly
  5. Take note of the bulb position on the socket.bulb-position
  6. Separate the H7 bulb from the socket by pulling in gently, and wear clean gloves to avoid bulb glass contamination.
  7. Prepare the new H7 bulb. Do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your bare hands. h7-bulb
  8. Insert the new bulb into the socket gently, and wear clean gloves to avoid bulb contamination or damage.
  9. Line up the tabs on the bulb and socket assembly into the headlight (low beam) slot.reinstall-bulbheadlight-slot
  10. Push the assembly gently and turn clockwise to lock the bulb assembly in
  11. Reinstall the headlight (low beam) dust

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will a VW Jetta low beam last?

Halogen headlights can last anywhere from 450 to 1,000 hours. LED bulbs can burn for as long as 40,000 hours. In comparison, HID would work up to 2,000 hrs.

Can you drive a VW Jetta with a defective low-beam light?

It is not recommended to drive any car with a defective headlight because it may cause poor visibility during the night and rainy conditions and cause an accident.

How much does a low-beam light cost?

It costs around $20 for common halogen light bulbs and $100 for xenon light bulbs.


  • Volkswagen Jetta – all models with H7 low beam headlight from 2011-2019 A6.

We hope you find the VW Jetta Low Beam Bulb Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volkswagen.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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