How to Change VW Cabrio Headlights

The headlights on your VW Cabrio illuminate the road ahead of your vehicle, but when the headlights go out, you need to replace them. A burned out headlight on your Cabrio can lead to an accident. Purchase replacement headlights from most auto parts stores, or directly from Volkswagen. Since the part numbers for the headlight vary according to the manufacturer, you will need to have the store clerk help you find a replacement headlight that fits your Cabrio.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement headlight
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Open the hood of your Cabrio and unplug the electrical connector running to the back of the headlight.

  • Unscrew the mounting screws on the top of the headlight and slide the headlight forward.

  • Pull the headlight dust cover off with your hands.

  • Turn the headlight counterclockwise and remove the headlight from the housing.

  • Install the new headlight. Installation is the reverse of removal.