Volkswagen is an iconic brand, and the Jetta is one of its most iconic models. Taking care of your Jetta entails oil changes, mechanical maintenance, and part replacement as needed. Eventually, you’ll need to replace the headlights, and to do so, you need to know which size to buy. So how do you find out which size of headlights is correct for a 2014 VW Jetta?
The right 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Headlight can be found by consulting the manual of your vehicle. You will need to identify the correct wattage as well as the right type and size of bulb. Your VW Jetta’s manual should include all of this information so that it’s easy to locate replacement headlights when you need them.
Alternately, you can visit a trusted auto parts retailer for assistance finding the right bulbs. The right store will be staffed with knowledgeable and professional personnel who can help you determine the exact headlight that’s ideal for your 2014 VW Jetta.
How to Change Headlights on a Jetta
Once you’ve found the right headlights for your Jetta, how do you change them? Changing a headlight can be done in a few easy steps. First, you should locate your vehicle’s headlight holder through the engine compartment. Open the hood and find the bulb, which is connected to power wires.
Next, remove those power wires carefully. If they are held in place by a plastic catch, push the lever down. If they are secured with a metal clip, pull the wires away from the bulb, holding the bulb in place as you do so. Finally, if you see a screw cap, it can be unscrewed with a counter-clockwise motion.
With the power wires completely disconnected, you can now remove the old Volkswagen Jetta Headlight from its holder. This can be done by holding onto the headlight’s base and rotating it slightly until it comes free. Take your new headlight and clean it with alcohol. Once clean, insert it into the base of the plug and reconnect the power wires.
How Often Should Headlights be Replaced?
How often do you need to replace the headlights of your 2014 VW Jetta? It is estimated that a typical headlight will last around 500 to 1,000 hours, but some special models can last anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 hours — but since most people don’t keep track of their time spent driving, neither of these numbers is likely to be very helpful in determining when to replace your headlights.
Instead, you should pay attention to the quality of your headlights and replace them as soon as you notice that they’ve begun to grow dimmer. This can help you avoid getting caught with burnt out headlights, and it can also minimize the risk of driving the headlights that are no longer working optimally. Remember to invest in replacement headlight parts, too, like a headlight fuse. This can also keep your headlights running better for longer.