I will probably buy the no fault back up bulbs for my 2006 Jetta. I will report back if it fixes the issue. If you don't think it's a fuse, could you make some suggestions of what you think might be the cause besides the obvious: both bulbs being burned out. Went to change bulb and after installing the new one it still didn't work. You have a short in the system and most likely it is in your lighting system. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
Vw has had recalls on other vehicles for a similar problem but this make and model was not included in previous recalls. I was parked thank god o noticed no lights before o drove. Problem solved with much thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays located? Mine melted the socket and vw refused to replace it so thats where alot of my issue came from. Narrowed problem down to either a large brown colored 30 amp fuse that feeds the air-blower,. I have had nothing but problems with it. Review of photos containing vehicle indicate headlight issue was not present at purchase. The factory ones were working fine but the glass of both were burned on inside.
Theyre home asleep and the whole darn parking lot is lit up with low intensity head and tail lights in cold weather. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above. The ignition is on with the engine running. They really stand out coming down the road and I know our car from any others in this town. Check the headlight bulbs to ensure they are not burned out. Great to see a vendor that stands behind their product.
I thought the bulb went out so I removed the bulb and went to autozone. I believe the boost allowed something to corrupt in my key, because the next time I tried to start my car, the electronic immobilizer was triggered. I'm having the same issues with low beam bulbs burning out. As far as being easy to replace? Deathjam4 answered 3 years ago yea if they both go at the exact same time then you most likely have a short in the wires. How do I fix this? Found all the fuses are good, but no diagram showing where the relay might be. If the wire touchs a piece of the frame or other metal it can cause the lights to short the filament out like that cardrama answered 3 years ago well now I'm beginning to wonder is there a recall that should be done on 2010 and 2011 and 2012 I mean it probably happen to many people and no one spoke on it.
Drivers side headlight is very dim on low beam and goes out when on high beam. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. This is major safety defect that is known to vw. Does anyone have any ideas of where I could look next? Other vehicles have separate bulbs that are designated for the daytime running lights and the headlights; and when one or both of these light bulbs go out, it will not affect the others. The vehicle was not repaired. I am not sure where to go from here. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000.
There was a point where both headlights burned out at the same time and I had no lights! The video above shows you how to change the daytime running lights in your 2011 Jetta. Apparently my engine had condensation in the brake fluid, power steering fluid and oil. Simple swap and after 2 days of driving both headlights are working just fine. . Another possible solution would be to use a hair drier and try and dry the switch out completely while the car is off.
While driving approximately 25 mph, the headlights failed without warning. Some vehicles have a separate daytime running light assembly, but most vehicles simply use the headlight assembly. Access the assembly used by the daytime running lights. Audis tho are technically the best i have had for snow and cold tho but they are expensive. You can buy the socket; but, the problem is with the original design. Had the road not been straight at that section I could have very easily collided with trees or guardrails. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.
There are three main issues that afflict daytime running lights, all of which have simple solutions. If both go out together, this could be bad! The likely culprit is moisture got into your switch and the cold froze it and pulled your switch apart. For this reason most people just repair the melted wires. I replaced them 4 times in the last two months! Condensation can be seen dripping all around the fuse box under the steering column which has always been a constant problem with a jetta. Kinda seems wrong, maybe illegal. I have replaced headlight bulbs at least 6 times since I've owned it.
I checked fuses; though Volkswagen does not provide or publicly publish fuse box diagrams, I was able to confirm continuity on each fuse. Other lights function, including the low-beam on the other side of the car. When replacing the switch i noticed that while pushing in the turn dial, it was very hard to press and I thought at one point was going to break it. Or its faulty head light fuse. The next time that occurred was July 2018. Checked the fuse and it's still good. Replaced both bulbs but only one was burnt out.
As far as being easy to replace? Also, when you push the recirculate button the brake light comes on on the cluster, it beeps at me, and I lose power accelerating. I pulled the Driverside headlamp fuse and then both left and right beams lit up but very dim. On most vehicles, the procedure involves rotating the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the assembly, and then pulling the bulb out of the socket. I hope the switch is the quick fix, its seems to match most of the issues that others are having. What typically happens is the wiring inside the light housing melts and the bare wires randomly touch each other. Usual fix is to replace the switch tho its normaly the quickest easiest way of correcting the problem.