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2006 a6: driver side..bulb in daytime running lights

Customer Question

audi 2006 a6 3.2 driver to replace the bulb in daytime running lights .
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  marcpod replied 6 years ago.

Welcome. What side are you replacing? Left or right?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
left driver side zeon lights
Expert:  marcpod replied 6 years ago.


Daytime Running Light Bulb, Replacing


  • Always disconnect negative ( - ) battery terminal prior to working on parts of HID headlamp components marked with yellow "HIGH VOLTAGE" warning symbols.


  • With ignition switched off, disconnect battery Ground (GND) wire.

Left headlamp - vehicles with 6-cyl. Gasoline engine:

  • Remove reservoir for power steering.
  • Release securing guides - arrows - and remove headlamp housing cover.

  • Turn socket counter-clockwise - arrow - and remove from headlamp housing.
  • Remove lamp from socket.



  • Do not touch glass portion of bulb with bare hands. Even the smallest amount of moisture and/or contaminants from fingers that evaporates on the bulb during operation can cause the glass to cloud over.
  • When installing housing cover, ensure proper seating. Water intrusion will damage headlamp.

Installation is performed in reverse order of removal, noting the following:

  • Insert new bulb into housing, do not touch glass cone with bare hands.
  • Secure socket by turning clockwise.
  • Close housing lid.
  • Connect battery. Required actions.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I cannot see the image you have attached. When I remove the reservoir for power steering and the cover plate there is some type of mechanism in front of the bulb. What do i do with it?
Expert:  marcpod replied 6 years ago.

I will send the picture for you its a cap that needs to be taken off.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I removed the cap by the right side arrow in front of the bulb. However, there is some type of mechanism blocking the bulb. How do i get past this mechanism to reac the bulb?
Expert:  marcpod replied 6 years ago.

Sorry here is how.



  • Disconnect harness connector - 1 - at low beam bulb.
  • Disengage wire clamp - 3 - and remove bulb - 2 - from housing

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