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Hi there
hope put in right place for electrical gremlins?
the problem on a 2001 new beetle.
headlight full beam bulb (bottom bulb when looking from in front of new beetle) went out one side of car
thought it was the halogen bulb, so went out at dusk to change it, the bulb is ok,
what didn't expect was the connection on outside of bulb to be glowing
the 2 brown wires to be melted near connection.
the wires are connect to bulb on outside this would suggest this is earths negative wires.
the positive connection in centre when looking in the headlight

a wiggle of wires found the bulb was ok. the bulb has been in for over 12 months, so am scratching head to why this melting has suddenly happened inside the headlight assembly.
the repair will be to replace the connector to remove the melted part of wiring.
the headlight has a motor to move lights up, down when wiggled wire it made a noise much to my surprise.

Anyone else had this happen?

regards
T
 

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The plugs and wiring harnesses; for the headlights, are known to deteriorate over time, fail, the wire insulation to crumble and heat gets to the terminals, causing intermittent connection problems.

tunemyeuro, offers a replacement harness; using oem connectors and higher quality/gauge wires, which should make it last longer and deal with weaknesses, in the stock harness.

Upgraded Wiring - VW Beetle Headlight Harness - 1C0971671 (AAR1083)

$26.99

https://www.tunemyeuro.com/upgraded-wiring-vw-beetle-headlight-harness-1c0971671/
 

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Ftw!

The plugs and wiring harnesses; for the headlights, are known to deteriorate over time, fail, the wire insulation to crumble and heat gets to the terminals, causing intermittent connection problems.

tunemyeuro, offers a replacement harness; using oem connectors and higher quality/gauge wires, which should make it last longer and deal with weaknesses, in the stock harness.

Upgraded Wiring - VW Beetle Headlight Harness - 1C0971671 (AAR1083)

$26.99

https://www.tunemyeuro.com/upgraded-wiring-vw-beetle-headlight-harness-1c0971671/
Just ordered my own pair
 
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