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Old 02-09-2010, 12:54 AM   #1
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The owner's manual seems unhelpful in educating us how to replace headlight bulbs or fog light bulbs. I just looked underneath the car and it doesn't look as easy as I'd hoped to replace fog light bulbs. Has anyone done this? Anyone have a link to some schematic on how to approach?
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The owner's manual seems unhelpful in educating us how to replace headlight bulbs or fog light bulbs. I just looked underneath the car and it doesn't look as easy as I'd hoped to replace fog light bulbs. Has anyone done this? Anyone have a link to some schematic on how to approach?
pry out the cover, it looks tight but easily off if u try.

remove the fog light via 3 bolts, and once u have access to it, simple twist out the bulb to change
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pry out the cover, it looks tight but easily off if u try.

remove the fog light via 3 bolts, and once u have access to it, simple twist out the bulb to change

I saw on a GTI that there is a nice place from which to pry.....I see only a tiny little circle opening on the black part of the cover. What do you use to get in there? How hard do you pull?????
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:09 AM   #4
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Good evening Darren,

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Do you have similar photos for headlamp and high beam bulb replacement (though I suspect they are inherently easier)???
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Do you have similar photos for headlamp and high beam bulb replacement (though I suspect they are inherently easier)???
headlights are a more difficult task, easiest way out is to remove the front bumper and get the headlamps out. else, u can try from the engine bay (ensure the engine is cold, else u gonna have a hard time avoiding the parts from getting burnt)

u need to remove the breather tank on the other side cos it'll obstruct u tho. and use a small mirror to see whats in the connection and avoid 'straining' any other wires
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I saw on a GTI that there is a nice place from which to pry.....I see only a tiny little circle opening on the black part of the cover. What do you use to get in there? How hard do you pull?????
u can use a tool similar to the one that removes the wheel nuts, pull from the hole, initial tightness is there (cos its a virgin - joking kekeke) but it'll come off quite easily

the backing is one piece, the fog lamp surround connects to it.
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YVR-- THANK YOU!!!! PERFECT!
Do you have similar photos for headlamp and high beam bulb replacement (though I suspect they are inherently easier)???
Main and dipped beam bulb change is pretty easy (depending on your idea of awkward - being an aircraft techie my awkwardness threshold is set pretty high ), just twist off the covers from the back of the headlight units in the engine bay, then twist the relevant holder to release it from the rear of the headlight unit and pull the bulb out the holder. Careful when fitting the new bulbs you don't touch the glass.
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Main and dipped beam bulb change is pretty easy (depending on your idea of awkward - being an aircraft techie my awkwardness threshold is set pretty high ), just twist off the covers from the back of the headlight units in the engine bay, then twist the relevant holder to release it from the rear of the headlight unit and pull the bulb out the holder. Careful when fitting the new bulbs you don't touch the glass.
its easier for halogen bulbs, more tricky for the xenon ones
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:29 PM   #10
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Unbelievable. Last time I changed my fog lights... I jacked up car. took off tire and got to them from underneath through skid plate and wheelwell LOL
You just saved me about 30 minutes of hell. THANKS MAN
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:00 PM   #11
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I actually replaced the whole assembly and saved $250 based on a quote from the dealer. You can buy the exact OEM part on line for $48. Many thanks for the pdf's. You saved me big time!!!
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YVR THANKS i was pulling my hair out trying to change my fog light one site told me i had to remove the front grill!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #13
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I finally got to changing out my fog light bulbs. I'd had bulbs I bought for my 2008 Eos but the car was traded in before I replaced the bulbs.

The pictures above were perfect. I agree that it took a bit more force than I'd planned to remove the trim panel but it was easy. I replaced the standard Sylvania 9006 bulbs with Philips Xtreme Power 9006 bulbs.
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Many thanks Guys!
I was going to drop the pan and go from behind. I never would have figured it out. I repealed headlights and fogs with Phillips Crystal Vision Ultras. Wow, look like Xenons with a blue white light. Night driving so much easier to see and really gives the car an updated look. I also put chrome handles, mirror caps and grill inserts. Bling! Looks like an Audi even more!
I think the EOS original design is best. The updated look is very generic and bland. Oh, Amazon.com is the way to go! Everything so much cheaper than trying to find it locally here in Hawaii!
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YVR and tortoise, thank you, thank you and thank you.

This is why I love forums,

It took me all of 20 mins to replace it once I knew how. And the parts guy said he's selling the fog lights all the time because of rocks like the one that knocked out mine.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:47 AM   #16
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Thank you so much, this saved me a lot of time it took me less than 10 mins. Make sure to have torx bit to remove housing, I think it was a T25. I thought I was going to have to remove the plate under the front to get to it. But it was so much easier. Use the pull tool that is used for removing the center piece from the wheels.

A big thanks!!
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #17
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Thank you so much...
Yes, thank you for a great thread guys!

Just as an FYI, if anyone needs to check their horns for any reason, they're located behind he same plastic foglight panels. There's a horn on each side (well, on my 2008 there is).
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The foglight bulbs are simple to replace once you move the plastic underbody panels. It's held on by screws on the bottom of the bumper cover. It took me about 15 min to do it the first time.
The bottom pan does NOT have to be dropped.

Before you decide to change your fogs again, I suggest you read (probably for the first time) this entire thread starting from the beginning.
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hey guys, 2008 Eos here. Thought i would throw my two cents in: i just replaced my front two headlight (beams) and took some pics.

Like Odie said, it is a pretty easy fix: all you have to do it locate the housing assembly, lift the silver latch towards the hood and off pops the hatch to the housing. From there you need to give the light a quarter turn (counter clock-wise I believe) and the light bulb is exposed. Note I had some issues actually getting the bulb out of the wiring base, so i gently popped it out using a flat head screw driver (picture a male end of a plug). Once complete i did the other (they recommend doing both at the same time).

NOTE: Make sure your engine is cool AND the headlights are cool. I made that mistake when changing the second bulb. Also, wear latex gloves when changing them so you fingerprints dont burn into the bulb.

Lastly, i went with Philips Extreme H7 (H7XVB2 to be exact) bulbs. They ran about $60. So far so good! they are much brighter than the original bulbs, that's for sure!

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How do you remove the fog light panel on a 2012 Eos. The pics and descriptions in this thread are for older model years. Thanks in advance.
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Lastly, i went with Philips Extreme H7 (H7XVB2 to be exact) bulbs. They ran about $60. So far so good! they are much brighter than the original bulbs, that's for sure!
As long as you accept the lower bulb life and higher cost of changing them more often!

You cannot get something for nothing with automotive lamps. If you stick with tungsten halogen and want brighter lamps, it is an easy fix to drop in some xenon gas and raise the filament temperature (overun!) but you will be paying out and replacing bulbs more often. Personally I don't want to spend my time changing bulbs when it is inconvenient or risk getting stopped for a non-working lamp. It is not just the $60 either, because if local laws require you to travel with spare lamps, you will need to buy some more of these.

The only way you can get real brightness with lower power, heat and longer lamp hours is Xenon HID or led in oem designed lamp units.
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2012 Eos, non-HID headlamp assembly. Hi everyone, I need your help directing me to a video or a page out of a service manual. I'm trying to upgrade my headlamps, DRL and fog light bulbs. I think I figured out how to get the fog light black panel off, but I still need your advice on how to take it off without breaking the clips. And I've searched and searched on the Internet on how to get at the low beam halogen light bulbs. The manual simply tells us to take the car to the VW dealer. Do I have to lower the front bumper to access the headlamp assembly? Can I get at the head light bulbs and the DRL bulbs from the removed wheel wells? Help! I would really appreciate your help. John
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When I went about replacing my washer pump, the shop procedure said remove the front plastic wheel linings, the front grill AND the one piece plastic front below the grill (the front of the car!).

The inner arch linings and front grill were easy, but I couldn't quite get the front (bumper) off as there are some molded plastic tags at the top and I never did find out how to release them.

I did notice in the headlamp section they were giving the same 'front of the car removal' procedure so I wish you luck. I must say though, if you can figure out their locking clips at the top which you can't easily see, removing the front gives a lot more working space. But breaking them could be very expensive for a new replacement front body panel and re-paint.

I am waiting for somebody to go further than I did on the front removal and post back how the locking clips are released - You could be the one!
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Hi All,
I realise that this thread's old now, but hopefully I might get some info

looking at the pics on YVR's post, (reproduced below ) it looks very easy to pry off the cover, I'm a little dubious to pull off the central red cover ( see pic) for fear of breaking it. Any advice would be gratefully received.

I'm wanting to remove the black foglight cover to cut a hole to fit drill's.

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that last line should have been d r l as in daylight running lights! good ol' auto correct!
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