Headlight Bulb Replacement was unbelievably easy!
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    Thumbs up Headlight Bulb Replacement was unbelievably easy!

    I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to replace the passenger-side headlight bulb. It's nice to know at least one thing has been improved over old cars where you had to replace the whole headlight.

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    Yup,actually the driver's side is a bit harder.At least on our '01. Battery is in the way and so is the intake shield which has to be removed.
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    How do you remove the intake shield to replace the drivers' side headlight. I removed the cover, but seem to be stuck.

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    The sheild is attached at the top with two pins (which it sounds like you already removed) and at the bottom by a 1 inch long rubber post that slides into a grommet in the body. Just pull up, and it will slide out.

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    Got it done! Thanks for the help.

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    Ok.. it is supposed to be very easy.. but not in my case..
    When I went to insert the new bulb, it went on not quite straight, so I thought.. mmmmh better look at this a bit closer. After a quick break I went back to the light and tried to grab it and AMAZINGLY enough, it fell in to the headlight assembly!

    I spent the next hour with magnets/pliers to get that thing out.. It was pretty mangled once I got it out.. but I got it out!

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    I guess that's what I was expecting - but for once, no problems! I'll enjoy it while I can. I probably shouldn't have said anything.

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    Is there any need to remove anything else after the intake cover to make the replacement of the driver's side headlight bulb easier? I wish it would've been the passenger side this time...


    EDIT: did not need to remove anything else but the intake shield and be careful not to lose the 2 little black pins from the top of the shield
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    I hope you put in better Bulbs. I keep meaning too. I find the lighting in our '01 quite pathetic compared to my last Passat (with Philips Vision Plus from England..legal wattage) and specially compared to my E36 M3 with 5K Philips HID's. (unfair comparo I know)

    I always got my bulbs from www.powerbulbs.co.uk In Europe they take lighting much more seriously. In many countries you are required by law to carry an extra bulb!!!

    These are not ricey blue bulbs, they are a significant improvement in white lighting and build quality.(lighting focus and aiming) I imagine they have some that'll fit the Ody.
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    And let this serve as notice that they don't necessarily go out together. I just did the driver side I'm pretty sure for the first time since 1999 and 140,000 miles! Since my original post was in late 2003, I got another 2-1/2 years out if it!

    Thanks very much to stlody for giving such a clear instruction for removing that air intake shield. It went MUCH quicker and easier with that knowledge, since I would have been hesitant to remove that without knowing what I was doing.

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    Any high-beam replacement suggestions?

    I'm trying to replace my high-beam lamps with Sylvania Silver Stars. I don't have hands the size of a 6 year old, that can fit under the hood and turn the old lamps out. Any suggestions on how to do this painlessly?
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