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Replacing marker bulb

Weekend mechanics that tell you to pull the headlight assembly to change the marker bulb like extra work or like to pad the bill. Yes you need to remove the tire for easier access but not completely necessary. Remove the front portion of the fender well and the socket for the marker bulb is completely accessible.

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How to replace the side marker/position light bulb on the driver side? I can't even get to it because i can't get the light housing off!


The Headlight Assembly is not difficult to remove but you do need to be careful NOT to pull on the Headlight Assembly and break the clips

1. Open the S60's hood and locate the pin that is behind the headlight assembly of the bulb that needs replacement. The pin has a handle on the top. Pull the pin straight out of the headlight assembly.

  • 2. Push on the back of the headlight assembly until it comes out the front of the S60. There is an electrical connection on the back of the assembly; unplug the connection.

  • 3. Press on both clamp on the assembly. The clamps are on either side. Push them in together so that the cover releases.

  • 4 Uncover the bulb by pulling on the small plastic cover that covers each bulb. Push the visible wire aside. Pull the bulb straight out.

  • 5 Push a new bulb in and push the metal wire back over it to secure the bulb in the assembly. Push the covers back on.

  • 6. Reconnect the electrical harness to the assembly and push the assembly back into place. Push the retaining pin all the way back down into place.
  • Feb 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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    how to change the park lights on a buick enclave


    The headlight holds all the bulbs park, brake and side marker bulbs so you locate the screws around the headlight and remove them. Some are jack screws remove the adjustment screws and the headlight assembly should pull loose then disconnect the wiring to the bulb and then twist the bulb out.

    Dec 20, 2013 | Buick Enclave Cars & Trucks

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    How do you change the head light on a 97 honda odyssey?


    you want to change the headlight bulb, or the whole headlight assembly? The bulb is easy. There is a round rubber boot, about 3 inches in diameter, on the backside of the headlight assembly under the hood. Behind the rubber boot is the headlamp , secured by a wire clip that holds it secure in place. You pop that wire clip open. Its sort of triangle shaped and clips on to the headlight Assembly. The clip doesn't normally come , just unclip it, and the headlamp will then pull out. Unplug it from the plug by pushing on the release tab. Take the lamp to the auto parts store and buy a replacement. Install in reverse procedure, but make sure not to touch the glass on the bulb. These bulbs get very hot and even slight oil from your finger tips can cause the glass on the bulb to burst. The one on the passenger side is harder to get to because of the battery location. The easiest way to change bulbs is usually to ask the person at the auto parts store to do it for you. Many times Auto Zone and Advance Auto stores will put them in for you.

    The headlight assembly is a different story. That is the whole plastic headlight and side marker light that must come out. There are 2 ) 6mm bolts ( 10 mm head) located at the top of the headlamp , sticking in the radiator core support. That's the big piece of metal that goes from inner fender to inner fender which the radiator attaches too. Then there are 2 more bolts on the bottom of the headlamp assembly that bolt to tabs on either side. For the side marker light there are 2 screws in the backside of them against the fender, and a bolt on the bottom. You have to pull the plastic cover inside the wheel well. Might be easiest to pull the tire to get more room. There might be another bolt or screw in there, not sure as its been a while since Ive replaced them. If you replace a headlight assembly, they will cost you around $100 used at a salvage yard or e bay. The side marker lights you can get new for under $40 all over the internet. Hope this helps some

    Feb 23, 2011 | 1997 Honda Odyssey

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    replacing headlight


    Composite Headlights
    Most of the vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with composite headlight assemblies. Due to space constraints, no access may be provided to withdraw the bulbs, so the replacement usually requires removal of the composite assembly.

    CAUTION The composite headlight assemblies use Halogen bulbs which contain a gas under pressure. Improper handling of the bulb could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. To help avoid personal injury, follow the precautions closely.



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    Exploded view of the composite headlight mounting—1995-97 model shown

    Whenever handling a Halogen bulb, ALWAYS follow these precautions:
    • Turn the headlight switch OFF and allow the bulb to cool before changing it. Leave the switch OFF until the change is complete.
    • ALWAYS wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb.
    • Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass.
    • DO NOT drop or scratch the bulb.
    • Keep dirt and moisture off the bulb.
    • Place the used bulb in the new bulb's carton and dispose of it properly.
    1. Raise the hood and locate the bulb mounting location at the rear of the composite headlamp body.
    2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    3. If necessary for access, remove the splash shield or side marker lamp(s).
    4. On some models it may be necessary to remove the side marker lamp.
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    Unfasten the thumb screws, then ...

    1. If there is enough room to access the plastic base, press in and turn the base 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove from the metal retaining ring by gently pulling back and away from the headlight. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by raising the lock tab and pulling the connector down and away from the bulb's plastic base.
    2. If you can't access the bulb from the engine compartment, unfasten the thumb screws, and/or other retainers, then pull the composite headlight assembly forward slightly and disengage the wiring connector. Press in and turn the base 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove the bulb from the metal retaining ring by gently pulling back and away from the headlight.
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    ... pull the headlight assembly away from the vehicle for access to the bulb and connector

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    Remove the retaining ring from the base of the bulb, then ...

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    ... turn the bulb and remove it from the headlight assembly

    To install:
    1. Attach the electrical connector on the new bulb's plastic base making sure that the lock tab is in place.
    2. Install the bulb by inserting the smallest tab located on top of the plastic base into the corresponding notch in the metal retaining ring. Turn clockwise 1/4 turn until it stops. The small plastic tab should be at the top of the metal ring.
    3. Install the composite headlight assembly, then secure with the retainers.
    4. Connect the negative battery cable, then check for proper headlight operation.

    Jan 10, 2010 | 1997 Buick Skylark

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    headlight bulb replacement & side marker light bulb replacement


    i think there are two flat guide pins that hold the headlight assembly in .. just pull them straight up ..and the assembly should come out ..hencse replace the bulbs.

    Nov 15, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

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