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Old 05-26-2004, 08:53 AM   #1
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Angry low beam headlights quit working

Low beam headlights no longer work? I checked the fuses and changed the bulbs with no luck. Has anyone seen this before? and help would be great...Thanks
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: low beam headlights quit working

sorry I did not add that this is happening on a 1999 Beetle. I was driving and the low beams stopped working...?
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:01 PM   #3
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Re: low beam headlights quit working

Every time I've had a New Beetle w/o headlights (particularly low beam as they are thr DRL also) it's the bulbs. I've seen new ones only last a few weeks too, they are very prone to burning out. Also, some people put in 100W or 60W bulbs instead of the recommended 55W which tends to make them shortlived. Are you positive you checked the correct bulbs?
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:03 PM   #4
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Re: low beam headlights quit working

Yes, I changed the bulbs and fuses myself yesterday night. I am thinking it might be the switch is bad to turn on and off the lights...? if you have any other ideas that would be great
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:59 PM   #5
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Hmmmm Flash friday comes to mind of this posting.
The head light dimmer switch combo is shot . I read about this in a post someplace els,,he had it fixed by the dealer.
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