How to Access Bulbs on a Volkswagen Touareg

Written by carl pruit
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The headlights on the Volkswagen Touareg are designed to fit flush with the curves of the vehicle and are locked into place with a crank-and-arm system for greater stability. Accessing the bulbs inside the headlight is fairly simple, using a special Volkswagen hand crank tool, and can be done in less than a half hour.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Headlight crank tool
  • Screwdriver

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    How to Access Bulbs on a Volkswagen Touareg

  1. 1

    Detach the cover panels on the side of the Volkswagen Touareg engine and retrieve the headlight crank tool from inside the spare tire compartment.

  2. 2

    Locate the hex bolt just behind the front grill next to the headlight. Place the headlight crank tool onto the bolt.

  3. 3

    Push the headlight in toward the engine slightly to relieve the pressure and turn the bolt with the crank tool gently until the headlight assembly pops loose from the vehicle frame.

  4. 4

    Locate the clip on the top of the headlight under the radiator frame and place a screwdriver through the slot in the top of the radiator frame. Press down on the clip with the screwdriver while carefully pulling the headlight out of the frame.

  5. 5

    Find the rubber cap that sits on top of the headlight and pull the cap off by hand.

  6. 6

    Locate the wiring harness that is connected to the headlight and disconnect the wires by pulling the socket straight back.

  7. 7

    Disconnect the retaining clip and pull the bulb out of the socket.

Tips and warnings

  • When turning the crank tool, be careful not to force the bolt to turn.

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