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. I'm guessing from reading trough the thread it's either the switch or the wiring? Third time lights came on uncommanded. I have had nothing but problems with it. After having the vehicle looked at several times, it was determined the headlight assembly may become loose and lose electrical contact. Flash forward 4 years almost to the date, I wake in the morning to leave for work to see that neither of my low beam headlights are working. My left, front, low beam headlight has gone out. I have the bill for my headlight replacement and a diagnosis of the car if needed.
If you have changed your address or sold the vehicle, please fill out the enclosed prepaid Owner Reply card and mail it to us so we can update our records. I will report back if it fixes the issue. Before I check every fuse, I'm hoping someone can tell which if specific fuse s I should be looking at. I have attached a photo of one of the lights that isn't working it's the outer bulb in the photo. That's what I did and it worked for me.
If your authorized Volkswagen dealer fails or is unable to complete this work free of charge within a reasonable time, please call or write to: F16 fuse in the panel under the hood was melted. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Deathjam4 answered 4 years ago well anouther thing you can do is try pulling the back of the panel off for the light and see if some one may have changed your wires around on your bulbs or if one sliped off. Im here at the vw repair and showed them that their was a recall on the this issue. Deathjam4 answered 3 years ago A simple way to test is to wiggle the switch around a bunch till you start to notice the headlamps flicking back on or off. Installed with the original bulb and it worked fine. I tried checking the fuses but from what I can see from testing all of them, it all works.
I can pull the bulb holder to one side, and the light comes on. Checked internet and discovered a recall for left low beam headlight for 2012-2013 Passats due to this same issue. See below related help links,similar to your issue. TucsonTerry answered 2 years ago Thanks for your post, Shelbywk. A quick google or youtube search reveals this persistent issue over many models and years of vw, Audi, and other manufacturers using similar hella or valeo lighting components. I hope the switch is the quick fix, its seems to match most of the issues that others are having.
Just be sure you remember which wire came off which cause they are not plug and play connectors. There is no wire wrap, electrical tape, nor heat shielding on any of the wires within the headlight assembly, like what I see elsewhere within the wiring loom under the hood. Lease vehicles and address changes Reimbursement of Expenses Can we assist you further? Email us the production year and model of your car. The vehicle was not repaired. Even the intact insulation is very brittle where the minimal movement of the wires, necessary to replace any of the bulbs, causes more insulation to break away from the bulb wiring. While driving 50 mph, the warning light illuminated on the instrument panel, indicating that the headlamp was out.
I pulled the fuse and it was fine but replaced it anyway just hoping to get lucky. I had the bulbs replaced and still have the problem. Yet because they have performed the initial solution meet the recall resolution specifications, Volkswagen is not required to do anything further. I work part-time Uber at night and now I can go out. So I went to my local Volkswagen dealership to get my parts and I asked at the parts department if there was a recall for this issue and he told me no but it kept happening so I looked up recalls of this issue and their was a recall for the headlights but they were for 2012-2013 Passats so from my experience it keeps happening in my 2014 model as well. This is my only car and I really can't afford to keep replace a bulb this often. I'm assuming because no one will sell it since it's known to be defective.
I mean it had to be a 1,2,3 minute job. Volkswagen does not have any superceded part for the headlight assemblies, which means they have not fixed it. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. Thinking about selling the car. I had both bulbs burn out so they said it cost me 76.
The first year i bought my jetta we had -25 to -30 weather it nearly blew up my engine cause apparently i had a condensation issue in the engine which ruined half my engine thank god for warranty The most likely cause of the lights going faulty is your light switch. It will alow you to check things like the humidity levels inside your car in the sensor section. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the light wires were defected and needed to be replaced. I thought one day it mentioned something about the headlight motor, but I haven't been able to get that warning again. Posted on Oct 09, 2013 This same thing happened to me.
In most high moisture areas with snow and cold there has always been moisture issues with vw's and audi's and it causes all sorts of issues. When I replaced mine, I also noticed same thing. Called vw explained the issue, was told that they have to legal obligation to fix it as my car is not involved in recall despite the same issue. The problem expressed on the recall is exactly what is happening with the car causing a safety concern because the headlight does not come on. Have replaced numerous headlamps, none were burnt out.
Heychrismorris answered 3 years ago Had both headlights go out last night. Audis tho are technically the best i have had for snow and cold tho but they are expensive. It would help point out during hot weather if humidity is the issue. Condensation can be seen dripping all around the fuse box under the steering column which has always been a constant problem with a jetta. Usual fix is to replace the switch tho its normaly the quickest easiest way of correcting the problem. If you can see them flutter unussaly then most likely do have a faulty switch. I took it to the vw place to have them check it and they told me I just need a new light.