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The wires for driver's side head light socket lost their

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The wires for driver's side head light socket lost their insulation. Now the low beam is out. I tried a new bulb and it doesn''t work either. I wrapped the wires with electrical tape. Manual says there is a fuse in location xenon 5. I have no idea where that is. This is a 2006 Passat.
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

Does it have HID or halogen headlights?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Halogen
Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

Check fuses 13 and 40 in the fuse panel that is located at the left end of the dash.

Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

I would also replace the headlamp connector. You can go to the dealer and ask for a headlamp connector pigtail for the low beam and they can look up the part.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Both fuses good.
Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

Do you have a volt meter?

Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

I can send you a wiring diagram from the factory service manual.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

You will need to check for voltage at the connector for the headlamp.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Wife just left in the car. I'll have to wait until she gets home later.
Expert:  Dan replied 24 days ago.

Ok that will be fine.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I tried new bulb again and now it works.