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Headlamp replacement How do I replace the headlamps on the cavalier?

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  • petermiele Oct 07, 2008

    Got as far as the bolts from the headlamp - but afterwards could not get the headlamp off of the vehicle.  Seems to be held in place by something on the turn signal lamp.  Headlamp seems to move freely, but held by something that I can't see.



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Remove or disconnect the following: hood close out filler panel, bolts from the headlamp, headlamp from the headlamp mounting, electrical connector from headlamp, bulb retainer ring from headlamp assembly, then bulb from assembly

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Instructions for halogen light replacement are here

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SOURCE: replace headlamp acura tl 2000 3.2

If you do not have a sealed beam assembly, then remove the four screws on top...when the headlight assembly comes out unclip the harness from the bulb assembly. Pull the bulb out and replace...don't touch the halogen bulb with your fingers...just the plastic base.

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I had this same problem, I used this blog link to replace the bulb in both of my headlights. I'll be honest here and tell you the passenger side is much easier than the drivers side. I'd recomend two of you be there for the first one, after that it's a one person job.

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There is a clip that pries up with small flathead screwdriver. The harness and bulb are held in lens with a plastic ring that screws on and off.

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1. Unplug the three-prong electrical connector.
2. Pull off rubber boot on back of headlamp
3. A spring clip holds the bulb in the assembly. Un-hook one side and swing the clip back.
4. Slide the old bulb straight out.
5.Wearing disposable gloves so that skin oil doesn't get on the new bulb, open the new bulb's package and insert the new bulb straight into the holder, making sure it goes all the way to the front. The middle electrical prong should be up.
6. Swing the retaining spring back and re-clip.
7. Slide the rubber boot back on the rear of the assembly, making sure that the electrical prongs are exposed.
8. Re-connect the three-prong electrical connector.
9. Turn on lights and make sure it works.

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Hi Carol , your going to have to remove the headlamp assembly to replace the bulb !

Remove the headlamp assembly. Refer to Headlamp Replacement.


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How to change the headlight bulb on 2009 gmc sierra driver side

1. Loosen only, do not remove, the lower outside hidden headlamp bolt (2). 2. Depress the housing support tab with a flat-bladed tool downward in order to release the headlamp assembly from the support. 3. Pull the lamp assembly slightly forward to access the electrical connection. 4. Disconnect the forward lamp harness main electrical connector from the headlamp harness.
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Trying to replace front turn signal in 2001 chevy cavalier I removed splash panel but cannot get to turn signal bulb - can you help

to replace the the turn signal and headlamp bulbs, you need to pull the lights out from the front

to do so first you'll have to remove the plastic cover that spans over the radiator (there should be 6 push-in plastic clips holding it in, I use a wire crimping tool, but a couple flat screwdrivers or pliers if careful can work as well)

now, if it's just the cornering lamp that you need, then a large screwdriver or small pry-bar can be used to pop the lamp out

To see where to pry it helps to have a flashlight and look between the headlamp and cornering lamp, there's a clip that holds it in place, just pry against the clip [towards the center of the car, be firm as it is stiff, but if you just yank it, it may brake as it's plastic]

The clip should be around (though below) where the tip of the fender ends. The corner lamp should just pop out with enough prying

For future reference, replacing the headlamp bulbs you get to this point then remove the 2 bolts you can see the brackets the headlamps are mounted to, and they should then come out

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2000 Cavalier: replacing signal bulb on 99 cavalier drivers side ...

remove the mounting screw on the lens, then remove the top 2 bolts holding the headlamp, pull headlamp out to gain access to the mounting nut on the turn signal. Remove the nut and the turn signal light will pull straight out allowing you to replace the bulb.

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Headlight replacement - 2002 Trailblazer

  1. Open and support the hood.Remove the grille.
  2. Pull up on the retaining tabs (1) in order to remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  3. Disconnect the headlamp leveling electrical connector from the motor/actuator if equipped.
  4. Disconnect the headlamp electrical connector (2) from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Remove the side marker socket (4) from the headlamp assembly.
  6. Remove the park/turn socket (3) from the headlamp assembly.
  7. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  8. Installation:
  9. Position the headlamp assembly to the headlamp panel
  10. Index and seat the tabs on the park/turn socket (3) to the headlamp assembly.
  11. Index and seat the tabs on the side marker socket (4) to the headlamp assembly.
  12. Connect the headlamp electrical connector (2).
  13. Connect the headlamp leveling electrical connector to the motor/actuator if equipped.
  14. Align and install the 4 locator pins on the back of the headlamp assembly into the retaining tab holes.
  15. Push down on the retaining tabs (1) in order to lock the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
  16. Install the grille. Refer to Grille Replacement .
  17. Close the hood

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How do i change both headlights on my 2002 chevy cavillier

Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Hood close out filler panel.
    • Bolts from the headlamp.
    • Headlamp from the headlamp mounting panel.
    • Electrical connector from the headlamp.
    • Headlamp bulb/socket retainer ring from the headlamp.

  • Headlamp bulb/socket from the headlamp.
  • Bolts from the headlamp adjuster mechanism.
  • Headlamp adjuster mechanism.
  • To Install:
    1. Install or connect the following:
      • Headlamp bulb/socket to the headlamp.
      • Headlamp bulb/socket retainer ring to the headlamp.
      • Headlamp adjuster mechanism to the headlamp housing, if necessary
      • Bolts to the headlamp adjuster mechanism. Tighten to 6 N.m (53 lb in).
      • Electrical connector to the headlamp.
      • Headlamp to the headlamp mounting panel and lower mounting bracket.
      • Bolts to the headlamp. Tighten to 10 N.m (89 lb in ).
      • Hood close out filler panel.

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    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, service light came on brights indicator came on, and headlamps flickered out. Changed relay, checked headlamp switch. Where to now?

    I would check the voltage at the battery while the engine is running. If over 15 volts , your voltage regulator is shot , and your headlights cooked.

    If that is problem , alternator will have to be replaced.

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