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    1. Junior Member
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      03-18-2017 07:13 PM #1
      So bulb in side mirror is blown , these are LEDS ?

      If so the chance of it going seems to me to be low ...could there be another cause for this not working ?

      any advice or tips on this

      Thanks
      2007 Jetta, 5 speed, 2.5 / 2005 New Beetle, 6spd tiptronic, 2.0

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      03-18-2017 07:20 PM #2
      LEDs do burn out, just takes much longer for them to burn out.
      "Volkswagen til the death" -dude bro in Honda Accord

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      03-19-2017 03:20 PM #3
      Ok , thanks

      Where would I get the LED to replace it from ? only a dealer item ? ...any chance of a part number
      2007 Jetta, 5 speed, 2.5 / 2005 New Beetle, 6spd tiptronic, 2.0

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      03-19-2017 03:52 PM #4
      Left or right side of the Jetta? Build date of car? The correct part is VIN dependent for a VW part and may cost twice as much. Aftermarket a lot less and not VIN dependent.
      Last edited by GTI's; 03-19-2017 at 04:06 PM.

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      03-20-2017 09:49 AM #5
      I've replaced both mine; left from it being cracked by being hit by oncoming car's mirror, then filling up with water after every car wash; and the right one just quit working for unknown reason. I replaced both myself and sourced the oem parts from ECS. Pretty easy to do but does take some disassembly as the part is the base for the side mirror so almost everything else (cap, mirror, etc.) has to be removed to get to it.

      And yes, the left and right side are different parts (mirror images of each other) so be careful when ordering.

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      03-20-2017 07:58 PM #6
      Ok thanks it is the Left side

      Took a look at some videos ..sure do have to take them all apart ...kinda crazy
      2007 Jetta, 5 speed, 2.5 / 2005 New Beetle, 6spd tiptronic, 2.0

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      03-21-2017 09:03 AM #7
      fortunately you don't have to take the door apart, just the pieces that attach to the bracket that holds the mirror to the car. hardest part is removing the cap which should just pull off. warming it up with a blow dryer or heat gun can make this easier and less likely to break any of the plastic mounting tabs. Also, be careful when removing the two wires which go to the heated mirror. The clips can be stuck on the post and there may be a little corrosion which may make removal difficult. Do not pull on the wire or you'll pull the wire right out of the connector (ask me how I know). Just use a pair of needle nose pliers and keep wiggling them till they come off then put a little dielectric grease on the terminals so they don't fuse on again.

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      03-21-2017 12:01 PM #8
      I did this recently. Really easy.



      I only needed to replace one side but I purchased both because of the "driver side" confusion. Most product listings say driver side led but have an image of the passenger side. They usually don't specify US or UK since they are different driver sides.
      If you order from Amazon make sure you don't get them from China. Unless you want to wait 1 1/2 to 2 months for them to arrive.

      This YouTube video helped a lot...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQuM...QXHS6I9tx0khvR

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      03-21-2017 12:19 PM #9
      For a couple bucks you can pick one up from a local junkyard. MKV jetta, golf, B6 Passat, and similar aged eos use the same turn signal array. The benefit here is knowing you're getting the correct side plus you can practice taking the mirror assembly apart without worrying about breaking anything. Bring a 9V battery to test the it before purchase. These things are subject to a lot of wear and tear being on the side view mirrors and suffer the consequences...I've replaced 2 or 3 at this point. Good luck!
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      03-21-2017 02:05 PM #10
      Thanks guys great info

      Good idea going to the junkers to get one to practice ,and using the hair dryer to warm up the cover . I really thought that with the LED it was almost like a "no fail" unit
      2007 Jetta, 5 speed, 2.5 / 2005 New Beetle, 6spd tiptronic, 2.0

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      03-22-2017 02:54 AM #11
      I replaced mine eons ago with smoked ones. All I remember was it was a pain to take apart.
      "Volkswagen til the death" -dude bro in Honda Accord

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