Touareg: 2004 V8
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Headlight Goes Off/On...Then Off
New to the forum, a lot of great insight and you all seem like great and helpful people. I have seen a few forums relating to this but I hope you guys can help clear things up for me. First off, by no means am I a car guy, meaning I dont know a lot of the technical things. So here goes...I have an 04 V8, I purchased from a little old lady down here in Florida about 2 years ago. Great car, great shape, loved it. Then about a year or so ago my right side headlight started to flicker a bit. I also noticed it looked kind of foggy. As you probably all know the flickering got worse and eventually would randomly go out and then come back on. If I turned off the car and restarted it the light would come on 100%. Now I am at the point where it stay on for a minute at most and then goes off/on a few times before it's out for good. But still if I turn car off no matter how long I have drove with it off, it will come back on.
I've read on here that this may be a common problem with this vehicle. I just don't have a lot of money and I am tired of getting pulled over. I have changed the bulb multiple times but that's all I've done. The high beams and the low city lights work, but the main driving headlight is driving me crazy. I just got pulled over for the 3rd time because of it.
My step dad is not a mechanic but he knows cars pretty well. Is there any way we could fix this without spending a ton of money. Could the wiring just need new insulation? Do I just electrical tape the heck out of it lol?
Again I am sorry I know this is a common thread, but it hasn't been broken down in a way I can understand if I can fix this issue myself and what I would need to do.
Please Help!!! Thank you all so much.