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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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how to change headlight bulbs?

I did a search and could not come up with an answer. I just want to know, do I have to pull the whole headlight to change the bulb or is there some kind of trick to getting at the bulbs
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2007, 06:52 PM
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im stuck there too, i have no idea how to get the bulb out past removing the wires

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2007, 08:27 PM
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im curious blacklock, have you had a bulb go out? how lon ghave you had the car?
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Well you have to take the light out otherwise you can get the leverage to get out the assembly, the light sets in a housing and you have to turn it to free it after that just get in there and you will see how to do it, dont forget to use electrical grease so you dont get corrosion.
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Ive found it a lot easier to use some body-work spatulas (soft plastic) to stick around the headlight so when you pull it out, the bumper slides under the housing, and it doesnt scratch the paint! And yes, use di-electric grease on the connection to avoid any future problems!

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I manage a paint and body shop and had to do this to color match paint my headlamps here is what yo uneed to do.

(1) Remove all plastic clips (4) that attatch the bumper cover to the radiator support. The radiator support is the thing your hood latch is attatched to.

(2) Loosen the 10mm bolts that attatch the front fenders to the car. There is one near the headlamp and one near the hood hinges. Do not remove them completely, but get as close as you can.

(3) Loosen the 2 10 mm bolts that attatch the headlamp to the fiberglass mounting bracket.

(4) Carefully pull the portion of the headlamp that attatches to the fender out and you are finished.
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