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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Indicator lamp
 → Information on changing bulbs
 → Removing and installing the headlights
 → Changing bulbs in the front headlights (halogen H4)
 → Changing bulbs in the front headlights (halogen H7)
 → Changing bulbs in the front headlights (Xenon)
 → Changing bulbs in the front bumper
 → Changing the bulbs in the tail light cluster
 → Changing the bulb in the number plate light
 → Changing bulbs in the side turn signals

Changing the vehicle bulbs requires considerable technical skill. If you do not feel confident with the procedure, Volkswagen recommends that you have the bulbs changed by a Volkswagen dealership, or that you seek other expert assistance. You must contact a qualified workshop if other vehicle parts around the lights need to be removed, or if gas discharge bulbs need to be replaced.

You should keep a box with spare light bulbs for the lights that ensure the vehicle is roadworthy in the vehicle at all times. Spare bulbs are available from Volkswagen dealerships. In some countries it is a legal requirement to have these spare bulbs in the vehicle.

It may be illegal to drive with a defective bulb in the exterior lighting.

Additional bulb specifications

Some bulbs in headlights or in tail light clusters might have factory specifications that are different to standard bulbs. The designation is inscribed on the bulb, either on the glass part or on the base.

Lights with LED technology

The LEDs cannot be replaced. Seek expert assistance. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Accidents can occur if roads are not sufficiently illuminated and other road users have difficulty seeing the vehicle, or cannot see it at all.

WARNING

Changing the bulb incorrectly can cause accidents and serious injuries.

NOTICE

Damage to the electrical system can be caused by water entering the system if the rubber covers or plastic caps on the headlight housing are not properly mounted after a bulb has been changed.
Changing a bulb
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Indicator lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Lit up Possible cause Solution There is a defective bulb in ...

Other materials:

Retrofitting a towing bracket
Fig. 92 Dimensions and attachment points for retrofitting a towing bracket First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Volkswagen recommends having the towing bracket retrofitted by a qualified workshop. The cooling system may need to be modified or heat shields ...

Checklist
In some countries, special safety standards and emissions-related legislation apply that may differ form the construction of the vehicle, Volkswagen recommends that you visit your Volkswagen dealership before travelling abroad to find out about any legal requirements and the following is ...

Permitted Tread Depth - Variance
For all four wheels use only tires of the same construction type, and tread. Always use tires with the deepest tread depth on the front axle. Replacing one individual tire is always possible. The vehicl ...

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