Replacing bulbs on Volkswagen Polo sedan
The replacement of the bulbs of the left headlight assembly is shown. The bulbs in the right headlight assembly are replaced in the same way.
To replace the low/high beam bulb, do the following. 1. Open the hood and set it to the stop.
2. Pry up the wiring harness connector of the dipped/muted headlight bulb and disconnect the connector from the bulb,
3. Lift up the bulb seal and remove it.
4. Remove the hinge of the spring clip from the groove on the reflector and lower the clip.
5. Remove the lamp from the reflector. 6. Insert a new bulb into the reflector and secure it with the spring clip.
Do not touch the bulb with your fingers, as the bulb is very hot and grease stains will cause the bulb to darken.
To replace the front turn signal lamp, perform the following operations. 1. Turn the indicator lamp socket counterclockwise by 45°. 2. . and remove the bulb holder from the headlight assembly. 3. Press the bulb, turn it counterclockwise, and remove it from the socket (shown with the turn signal lamp socket removed for clarity). 4. Install the new bulb in the socket and the socket in the headlight assembly. If necessary, replace the rubber gasket A. To replace the parking light bulb, do the following. 1. Turn the parking lamp socket counterclockwise. 2. . remove the lamp socket from the headlamp assembly… 3. . and the lamp bulb from the socket. 4. Install the new bulb in the socket and the socket in the headlight assembly. If necessary, replace the rubber gasket A.
To replace the fog lamp, perform the following steps. 1. Remove the fog lamp (see here). 2. Rotate the fog lamp counterclockwise. 3. . and remove it from the fog lamp. 4. Install the new lamp and all parts in reverse order of removal.
To replace the side turn indicator lamp bulb, perform the following operations. 1. Slide the turn signal light forward in the direction of travel of the vehicle. 2. . pry the lamp and remove it from the opening in the fender. 3. Rotate the cartridge and remove it from the turn signal light. 4. Remove the light bulb from the socket. 5. Insert the new bulb into the socket and the socket into the turn signal lamp housing. 6. Install the side turn signal light in reverse order of removal.
To replace the rear brake light bulb (turn signal light, reversing light, fog light), follow these steps. Replacement of the left rear lamp bulbs is shown. Replace the bulbs in the right rear lamp in the same way. 1. Open the trunk lid. 2. Remove the tail light (see here). 3. Press out the catches on the tail light bulb holder. 4. . and remove the lamp holder from the lamp. 5. Press on the brake light bulb, turn it counterclockwise. 6. . and remove it from the holder. Replace the turn signal, reversing light, fog light bulbs in the same way. 7. Install the new lamps and all the parts in the order reverse to the removal.
To replace the parking light bulb, do the following. 1. Open the trunk lid. 2. Remove the tail light (see here). 3. Remove the light bulb from the bulb holder of the tail lamp. 4. Install the new bulb and all parts in reverse order of removal.
To replace the bulbs in the license plate lamps, perform the following operations. 1. Open the trunk lid. 2. Use a screwdriver to pry open the license plate lamp housing. 3. . and remove the lamp from the trunk lid opening. 4. Use a screwdriver to push the license plate lamp bulb out of the holder in the lamp. 5. . and remove the license plate light bulb (shown with the license plate light removed for clarity). 6. Install the new bulb in the lamp socket and diffuser. 7. Replace the bulb in the second license plate lamp in the same way.
To replace the bulb in the interior general lighting lamp, perform the following steps. 1. Use a screwdriver to pry open the diffuser of the general illumination lamp. 2. . and remove the diffuser. 3. Remove the bulb from the spring contacts. 4. Insert a new bulb. 5. Reinstall the diffuser.
To replace the bulb in the luggage compartment lighting, proceed as follows 1. Use a screwdriver to pry the trunk light bulb 2. . and remove the bulb from the rear shelf opening. 3. Use a screwdriver to push the luggage compartment light bulb out of its holder in the light. 4. . and pull out the lamp (shown with the luggage compartment light removed for clarity). 5. Insert the new bulb and reinstall the light.
Replacing the tail light on a Volkswagen Polo sedan
One of the best-selling cars in Europe, the Volkswagen Polo, produced by the German auto giant since 1975, is preparing for a rebirth. Not just a restyling, but the next, sixth generation, is expected in the new 2016.
Pedantic Germans prepare grand surprise for all fans of German brand B-segment. With each time there is something new and unusual.
As regards lighting equipment design, the Germans have no equal. The headlights and taillights are designed with special care from the highest quality and reliable materials. There is no sense to speak about design. Each restyling is a completely new note of design art, made in accordance with the standards of fashion trends.
The painstaking work on the design of Polo’s rear dimensions is worth mentioning separately. Even in the old sedan model, the quality LED technology used in most modern foreign cars is used. The updated version of the Polo will feature even more elegant LED lights.
Quality is very good, but even reliable German technology can fail. However, there is nothing unnatural in replacement of lamps of “German”. Each car sooner or later is exposed to repair of illumination elements. It is possible, of course, to address the service center and pay a solid sum of money for replacement of bulbs, and it is possible to change everything independently.
Another thing is if the car was involved in an accident, and the glass body is cracked. Then replacing the lamp will cost a little more than buying the bulbs. Anyway, the technique of removing and installing the part is the same.
The construction of the taillight
Before proceeding with the procedure, you should carefully study the design of the rear lamp of the sedan. On the outside is the body itself. Underneath it are four bulbs:
- The parking light bulb is a 5-watt clear bulb – it is the smallest and is located approximately in the center of the housing.
- The brake light bulb is a 21W single pin – it “hangs” over the clearance.
- Rear direction-indicator lamp is yellow with a 21W mixed base – located under the clearance.
- The reversing light bulb is also 21W – at the very bottom of the design.
All components are attached to a special metal block, which is held in place by a screw with a lock, located inside the luggage compartment.
If the light does not work, it does not mean that the bulb is blown. Probably the reason is in the fuse box, located in the front panel on the driver’s side. Therefore, you should not immediately “pounce” on the rear lamp and disassemble the construction piece by piece.
If it is still about the bulb, then when replacing, experts recommend using either originals, or analogs with the appropriate parameters and special markings on the socket of the device.
On no account should you perform the replacement with your bare hands. Grease stains from your fingers remain on the surface of the lamps, deteriorating the performance of the dimensional light.
You should also not forget about the elementary safety rules, which include setting the parking brake to fix the car, switching the lights to the 0 position, switching the gear on the “mechanics” or mode “P” on the automatic transmission.
The replacement procedure does not require professional skills and a large amount of time:
- Open the trunk door.
- There is a special valve inside on the side of the upholstery, which you need to pull towards yourself.
After the replacement, you should test the operation of the dimmer. If it still doesn’t light up, there could be several reasons. At best, it is simply a bad contact of the lamp with the “socket”. At worst, the bulb has burned out again, or there is a problem with the connector.
The cost of sedan tail light bulbs is inexpensive – about 200 rubles, depending on the brand. Typically advised LED “corn” W5W with an operating voltage of 10-15V. Their luminous intensity is 135 Lumens, the angle is 320 degrees.