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VW Beetle Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in a 2nd generation 2012-2016 "New" Volkswagen Beetle.

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2015 Beetle Front Turn Signal
Plastic Wheel Well Liner
Loosen Counterclockwise
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 model year) "New" VW Beetle in changing a burnt out front turn signal light bulb located in the front bumper cover near the wheel well.

Owners of other Volkswagen Group vehicles such as the Passat, CC, Tiguan, Golf, Touareg, Jetta, GTI, SportWagen, Eos, Rabbit, Bora, Vento, Lavida, Coccinelle, Maggiolino, Fusca, Audi A3, A4, S4, A6, S6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, A5, S5, and TT may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The replacement bulb part number is H21W or 64136 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

If you would like to have brighter front turn signal lights, install some compatible H21W LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver.

Remove T25 Screws
Three Torx T-25 Screws
Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out front turn signal light bulb.

Turning the front wheels will create some more working room in the wheel well.

Remove the three screws that secure the outer edge of the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard" in to place by turning them counterclockwise with the Torx T25 star bit screwdriver.

Set the three screws aside in a safe place.

Gently pull back the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard" to access the back side of the turn signal housing.

Turn Signal Light Housing
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Remove Bulb Socket
Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.


Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
Old # H21W Bulb
Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Push a new # H21W or 64136 bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Empty Light Housing
Insert New Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.
Tighten Clockwise
Replace 3 Torx T25 Screws
Test New Turn Signal Bulb
Push the wheel well liner back in to place.

Re-insert the three Torx T-25 screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

Test the new turn signal light bulb by turning on the headlights and activating the hazard signals.

For more, check out my other 2012-2016 VW Beetle DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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