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N/S Head Lamp rear cover

Hi all, my 1991 16v has a cover over the O/S headlight rear where the air box feed comes from, my question is should the N/S have anything apart from the rubber boot that covers the rear of the bulb?

Re: N/S Head Lamp rear cover

Reply #1
My ‘89 GTi 8V does not have a cover for n/s headlight but has one for o/s like you. Mr Haynes does not elude to any such cover in it’s description regarding replacing n/s headlight bulb either.

Re: N/S Head Lamp rear cover

Reply #2
Hi Phil. I've had mine since it was just over 5 years old and it never had one on the near side.
I assume the casing on the offside was related to the airbox inlet which sits directly behind the offside light.
1991 Tornado Red BB 8v GTI Moredoor
2008 Skoda Octy Scout aka dirty diesel

Re: N/S Head Lamp rear cover

Reply #3
yes the cover is just airbox side. I belive it acts as a duct to funnel air into the airbox from the grill and around the light. Mine has a tube into the duct/cover from the grill, not sure if that's original ot been added by an owner to funnel additional front of car cold air.