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#4813486 - 07/13/18 08:04 PM Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering
vavavroom Offline


Registered: 10/31/17
Posts: 181
Loc: California
Son's Golf required new bumper blinker bulbs. This required removal of the grille, removal of the headlights, and removal of 6 bumper bolts. After pulling the bumper out three inches there was enough room to get a hand in to remove the bulb. 30 minutes to change two bulbs! When my son mentioned this, I remembered having to deal with the same rigamarole 20 years ago. on the exact same Golf.



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#4813494 - 07/13/18 08:27 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
I have never seen a MK2 where the front turn signal lenses didn't have an external screw.

Should be a screw in the lens and the signal housing pops out.
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#4813496 - 07/13/18 08:28 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Loc: California
Yet here it is.

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#4813501 - 07/13/18 08:32 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Registered: 08/24/17
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Loc: Displaced Texan in Mexico City
VW engineers should be forced to do repairs on the idiotic stuff they design. To change the rear bulbs on my wife's beetle you have to take out the whole tail lamp assembly, and don't even get me started on the headlamps.

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#4813530 - 07/13/18 09:17 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: Gimpy1]
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Originally Posted By: Gimpy1
VW engineers should be forced to do repairs on the idiotic stuff they design. To change the rear bulbs on my wife's beetle you have to take out the whole tail lamp assembly, and don't even get me started on the headlamps.


On my friend's Ford Focus you also have to pull the whole tail light assembly to replace any bulb.

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#4813546 - 07/13/18 09:40 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Registered: 08/03/17
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Having to pull the entire assembly is nothing new... Many vehicles have been like that for years.

Now, when they went to this nonsense about having to pull the entire front clip to replace bulbs? That was garbage.

Every time I have a Chevy Malibu owner come in with a burnt out headlight and they hear it's $150 to replace bulbs they almost hit the floor in shock.
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#4813551 - 07/13/18 09:50 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Loc: California
Clearly, it's neither a recent feature nor one exclusive to VW.

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#4813572 - 07/13/18 10:14 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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I would replace with led
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#4813581 - 07/13/18 10:30 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Hope you also lubricated the bulb with OEM VW blinker fluid to decrease resistance!
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#4814151 - 07/14/18 06:53 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Registered: 01/24/18
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Loc: KS
i wouldnt say that removing that many bolts ect is a good thing.

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#4814266 - 07/14/18 08:58 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: red7404]
vavavroom Offline


Registered: 10/31/17
Posts: 181
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: red7404
i wouldnt say that removing that many bolts ect is a good thing.


You are probably saying that because of the post header. LOL

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#4817648 - 07/18/18 09:05 PM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Registered: 01/17/03
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Loc: Coastal South Carolina
be sure to get metric blinker fluid
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#4817804 - 07/19/18 05:09 AM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: vavavroom]
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Registered: 12/11/13
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Loc: Manchester, England
Another embarrassing fail from VWOA.

You guys get the only Mk2 that doesn't have a Phillips screw holding the lens in place - this allows the rest of the world to change the bulb in c. 30 seconds.

VWOA products STINK!!
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#4819420 - Yesterday at 07:39 AM Re: Blinker Bulb MK2 Golf - great engineering [Re: Olas]
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Try changing the tail light bulbs on an 80's chevy Malibu SW, remove the rusted rear chrome bumper,the headlights are not much better.
Its not only VW that do bone head moves.
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