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VW Headlight Loose bulb connection


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Hi All!

Hope all is well.

I was wondering if anybody could help me out with this, my headlight went out a few days ago, dashed board light popped on, so I went to the local garage replaced the bulb initially thinking it wasn't working at all, until I tried to 'tighten' the holder.

When I pull up slightly on the bulb holder the headlight turns on, as soon as I let go it goes off again. The only thing I can possibly think of is a loose connection, or it isn't 'screwing' in properly as it's too stiff, but I do hear a clear click when turning it into place.

Has anyone had this problem, or has any idea how to fix it? I'm no expert so I apologise if I misused any terminology.

Maybe it is the Headlight bulb holder? (clip thing) that needs replacing although looked ok? I cant seem to find an OEM part?! no doubt VW will want silly amounts?