Volkswagen Polo: Exterior lights units - removal and refitting
Note: Make sure the ignition and all accessories are switched off before commencing work.
1 Using a suitable screwdriver, carefully release the radiator grille upper and lower retaining lugs then move the grille forwards and away 2 Remove the headlight and sidelight bulbs as described in Section 5, then remove the front direction indicator light as described later.
3 Remove the headlight mounting screws (cross-head) and ease the unit away from the crossmember panel (see illustrations).
7.3a The two inner headlight mounting screws
7.3b Withdrawing the headlight from the crossmember panel
4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
Front direction indicator light 5 Remove the front direction indicator light bulb as described in Section 5.
6 Slide the light unit directly forwards from its mounting on the side of the headlight unit (see illustration).
7.6 Slide the front direction indicator light from the headlight unit
7 Refitting is a reversal of removal but make sure that the light unit is correctly located in the slots on the side of the headlight unit.
Front direction indicator side repeater
8 Push/slide the repeater body to the rear, and withdraw the light from the wing.
9 Pull the bulbholder from the guides. Tie a piece of string to the wiring to prevent it falling back into the wing.
10 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
11 Remove the foglight bulb as described in Section 5.
12 Unscrew the mounting bolts and remove the foglight from the front bumper.
13 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
Rear light cluster
14 Remove the rear light bulbholder as described in Section 5.
15 Unscrew the mounting nuts and withdraw the light cluster from the rear of the car (see illustrations).
7.15a Two of the three rear light cluster mounting nuts
7.15b Removing the rear light cluster
16 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
Number plate light
17 Remove the bulb as described in Section 5.
18 Withdraw the light unit and disconnect it from the wiring connector.
19 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
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