It's there. It's just difficult to figure out what IS the lever amongst all the other surrounding parts. Here are some extra pictures that may help you find it...... There doesn't seem to be a lever to pull down on (?)
It is done... http://newbeetle.org/forums/photos-other-rides/38260-nubz-got-lasik-surgery-56k-beware.htmlThis post is one the most helpful posts ever! Pictures and everything!
Personally I found the right side to be more difficult since you could barely see the aluminum lever below/behind the battery tray. Posting pictures of that would be most helpful for others.
I ended using an extension to press the lever down, another extension to pry the headlight out from behind, and my leg to keep the headlight from sliding all the way out... talk about a yoga exercise!
I would not have figured that out without this thread!
I'll post some pics as soon as I get my HIDs figured out.
Counterclockwise.I changed a headlight in '04 a few weeks back and had no trouble. Unfortunately i just lost my first one in Lily. It is on the driver's side. I have a simple question. In the group of pics it shows turning the headlight lock 90 degrees clockwise on the passenger side. On the driver's side headlight, do you turn the headlight lock clockwise or counter?