...greeted with a check lights dash light...Anyone had this issue before?
Now that you have had the "bulb out" experience, you should start reading up on removing the headlight carrier units and the brake-light housings.
A month after purchasing the Treg, I replaced both "daylight running lamps." Now I need to replace a parking lamp. Tried yesterday when it warmed up to 42F, but I had forgotten how to depress the safety catch to get the carrier out. I used a 5mm socket on the "close-open" pin. I was very nervous the first time I messed with it, but had lubricated the delicate nylon gears before I re-assembled it last time.
Good photos of the headlamp carrier removal at:
Going down to minus 15F tomorrow, so I may put it off.
An earlier "dash warning light" experience took place when I stepped on the brake. I bought a pair of brake lamps because the driver-side (outer) brake lamp was not working, but it started to work again the next day, so still have that on hold.
A few weeks later, dash warning light came on again, but this time it was the passenger side amber parking lamp.
It works intermittently, but is now an irritation. There was a recent thread on which bulbs go in which sockets. I ordered replacement lamps for everything except the high and low beams. It cost about $60 (for a full set of only miniature bulbs) from Autozone for the long-life Sylvanias.
Touareg Bulb Sizes
I went to the hardware shop yesterday to buy a long-handled screwdriver. Still need to locate the headlamp carrier safety catch. I found it once before, so I know it is lurking in there somewhere..somewhere in the bowels of the fender well, smirking, snickering, molecularly-imprinted with the evil intentions of the devious, warped engineers who had been instructed to make a simple task into a lucrative dealer visit.