Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Front Turn Signal/Side Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the front turn signal/side marker light assembly lens retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... then lift the lens off of the light assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: Once the lens is removed, either the front turn signal bulb ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... or the side marker light bulb can be removed from the assembly-note one of the two little pins found on all bulbs (arrow)

This is a general procedure and applies to all models and types covered by this guide. A few steps may need to be slightly altered to comply with your particular vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the front light assembly lens retaining screws.
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  5. Pull the lens and gasket off of the front fender.
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  7. Inspect the lens gasket for tearing or crumbling. If any such damage is evident, replace the old gasket with a new one upon installation.
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  9. Once the lens is removed from the light assembly, the individual light bulbs can be removed. To remove the light bulbs:
    1. Grasp the light bulb to be removed and gently press it in toward its socket.
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    3. While pressing the bulb in, turn the bulb counterclockwise until the two little pins on the bulb base clear the channels in the socket.
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    5. Pull the bulb up and out of its socket.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. During installation, make sure that the light bulb contacts are clean and free of corrosion.
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