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Changing parking/Running Light Bulbs

There is a cover that needs to be removed, that has these plastic type attaching push in pull out retainers. Is there a trick to removing these? It seems that you should be able to pull them out with a screw driver. I have tried that but it seems that there near the braking point in doing so.

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I had to remove my whole front bumper to remove my head lamp assy.

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How to change headlight lamp in 2005 Pontiac g6


To change the bulbs you need to first remove the 5 plastic pop screws on the front bumper. They're spread out at the top of the bumper right under the hood. Once you get those out, you have to remove the two hex bolts on each headlight. Then it gets tricky. You need to pull the light towards the front of the car until it pops out of the ball-bearing type mount on the fender. Once that pops out, you have to pull the front bumper forward while maneuvering the headlight out towards the front.

As per the manual it says as follows:---

Open the hood.

Hold the headlamp to prevent damage to the headlamp or to the fascia. Remove the bolts from the headlamp assembly. Remove the push-in-retainers across the front fascia. Remove the headlamp assembly. Lift the headlamp upward to release the locating tab from the front edge of the fender.

Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.

Remove the headlamp bulb access cover by rotating the headlamp bulb access cover counterclockwise, if necessary.

Remove the headlamp bulb from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.

Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector, if necessary.

Remove the park/turn bulb access cover by rotating the cover counterclockwise, if necessary.

Remove the park/turn bulb from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.

Gently pull the park/turn bulb from the socket, if necessary. Install the park/turn bulb into the bulb socket.

Install the park/turn bulb socket into the headlamp housing by rotating the socket clockwise.

Install the park/turn bulb access cover by rotating the cover clockwise.

Connect the headlamp bulb to the headlamp electrical connector.

Install the headlamp bulb into the headlamp housing. Rotate the socket clockwise until locked.

Install the headlamp bulb access cover by rotating the cover clockwise.

Position the headlamp assembly to the vehicle. Lift the headlamp upward to release the locating tab to the front edge of the fender.

Install the bolts to the headlamp assembly. Tighten the bolts to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

Install the push-in-retainers across the front fascia.

Close the hood.

----------This will help.thanks.Helpmech.

Dec 25, 2010 | Pontiac G6 Cars & Trucks

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Need to replace headlight lens on a 1996 dodge avenger


Usually, one has to get the entire headlight assembly to replace the lens.
Is it cracked?
If it is just faded, try some anti-haze polish for headlights. This can save you some money compared to restoring the headlamp by replacing the assembly (which may be available from a salvage yard).

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

CAUTION
Halogen bulbs contain gas which is under
pressure. Handling the bulbs incorrectly could cause it to shatter into flying
glass fragments. Do NOT leave the light switch ON. Always allow the bulb to cool
before removal. Handle the bulb only by the base; avoid touching the glass
itself. 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 away from the bulb.
  • Place the used bulb in the new bulb's package and dispose of it properly.


Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze


  1. Open the vehicle's hood and secure it in an upright position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the 2 screws securing the headlight module to the radiator closure
    panel.
  4. Pull out the headlight module from the vehicle.





    Fig. 1: Using a Torxhead screwdriver, remove the 2 headlight
    module retaining screws
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    Fig. 2: Pull the headlight module straight out of the front of
    the vehicle to remove the bulbs
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    Fig. 3: Disconnect the wiring harness for the headlight bulb
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    Fig. 4: Turn the light bulb retaining ring counterclockwise,
    and remove it from the back of the module
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    Fig. 5: Pull the light bulb out from behind the module. Never
    touch the glass of the light bulb
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  5. Detach the headlight electrical connector.
  6. Remove the retaining ring holding the bulb to the back of the headlight
    module.
  7. Pull the bulb from the back of the headlight module. Hold the bulb by its
    base only; try not to touch the glass itself.
    To install:

  8. Holding the bulb by the base, place it in the headlight module, then secure
    with the retaining ring.
  9. Attach the electrical connector to the bulb.
  10. Install the headlight module into the vehicle and tighten the 2 retaining
    screws.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable and check the headlight operation.


Sebring Coupe and Avenger


  1. Open the vehicle's hood and secure it in an upright position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the sealing cover by rotating it counterclockwise.
  4. Remove the bulb attaching spring and pull out the light bulb.





    Fig. 6: Remove the headlight sealing cover(s)
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    Fig. 7: Remove the attaching spring and pull out the bulb
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    To install:

  5. Install the bulb into the headlight module.
  6. Install the bulb attaching spring.
  7. Install the sealing cover.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable and check the headlight operation.


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Oct 07, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Avenger

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Trying to change a rear light bulb and dont know how to open it up


Rear Turn Signal, Brake & Parking Lights The taillamps, stoplamps and rear turn signals lamps are all incorporated into the rear taillamps. The taillamps are lit whenever the parking lamps or headlamps are in operation. The rear turn signal lamps flash with the front turn signal lamps whenever a turn is indicated with the turn signal/headlamp dimmer switch. The stoplamps light whenever the brake pedal is depressed and the stoplamp switch is closed.



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The trim panel is likely held in place with retainers like this. Back out the screw to release tension on the pin legs and remove the fastener


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The taillamp is retained by plastic wingnuts


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Remove the plastic wing nuts from the taillamp housing


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Remove the taillamp housing from the vehicle to service the light bulbs


  1. Open the rear compartment (trunk).
  2. If equipped, unhook the convenience net that stretches between the taillamps. It is attached to hooks molded into the plastic taillamp assembly retaining wingnuts. Loosen the rear compartment trim panel. It is retained by plastic pins with a screw in the center. Back out the screw to release any tension on the plastic pin legs, and pull the trim (thin carpet-like material) for access to the taillamps.
  3. Remove the plastic taillamp assembly retaining wingnuts.
  4. Remove the taillamp assembly from the vehicle and service the light bulbs as required.
  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal process.
  6. Test the lights for correct operation.

Apr 29, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Need to know how to change head lights on 2005 cadllac sts


There is the dealer which i believe is around $200.00 and there is the DIY which will cause you to have many bad words to be used.
On a scale of 1-10 (10=engine rebuild), I would score it a 1.5. Here is a general approach, not intended as a detailed procedure.
1. Remove front wheel well front half splash guard, each side. There are about 2 screws and the guard pulls forward to seperate from the rear half. 2. After removing the splash guard, you can access one screw that attaches the front fascia, each side. 3. Then about 6 plastic push pin type screws along the bottom, underneath. 4. About 5 push pin type screws on the top. 5. Fascia should then simply pull forward. It is a bit bulky and an extra pair of hands is helpful. 6. Then there are 3 screws to remove the headlamp assembly. Unclip the wiring harness. 7. Then 4 screws to remove the bulb access cover plate. Bulbs are 9005 for high beam and H11 for low beam. Replace the little bulb.....I think it might be H3.
Here is another way:
For the fogs, need to remove front wheels and then remove the plastic wheel well liner (plastic push pins hold it in place).
For the small bulbs in the inside corner of the headlight housing: Open hood. Remove air cleaner box for drivers side bulb access.
For the passenger side, need to loosen the fuse box. Open cover, there is a deep nut that you need to get to with an extension. Then fuse box will be able to be pushed to the side so hand can fit to access back of light. You do not need to unplug any electrical connections, as you do not need to remove the fuse box.
On the back of the headlight housing there are two light gray plastic covers, one behind, and one toward the center of the car. The one toward the center of the car needs to come off, I believe there is just one screw holding it on. Once this cover is off, I believe there is a little holder that twists off which has the bulb attached.
The most difficult part is getting the bolt off that is deep down in the fuse box behind the passenger light. I believe I had to use a 8 inch extension with a angled socket attachment to get to it. I used masking tape to tape all the pieces of the socket apparatus I made together so that they would stay together and fall down into the fuse box (socket set isn't the greatest)
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Replacing headlight bulb ford focus


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There is a small retaining clip that surrounds and holds the bulb in place. Removing the clip can be tricky. On my 2003 Ford Focus sedan, there is a special place to push and release the clip that is above the bulb - perhaps further above than you might think. Push the release clip and it will release the retaining clip from the bulb assembly. Gently pull the retaining clip down and out of the way of the bulb assembly. Pull the original bulb straight out. Remove the three prong connector from the bulb assembly. Connect the three prong connector to the replacement bulb and then orient the three prong connector as the original and push bulb assembly straight back into place. Jiggle the assembly slightly to seat it into the correct position in the headlamp housing and replace the retaining clip to hold the bulb in place. Replace the plastic cover on the back of the headlamp and replacement is complete.
No tools. 10 minutes.

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How do i change right turn lamp in my 2004 pontiac grand prix


Answer remove the headlight assembly and the bulbs are located below the Assembly to remove headlamp assembly and access signals: -open the hood
-while pushing rearward on the headlamp,pull up half-way on the (white)plastic retaining clip on the electrical connector - align the square cut-out on the retaining clip with the notch on the headlamp
-pull the headlamp assembly straight out from the vehicle (moving the headlamp up and down slightly may help with its removal)
-locate the front turn signal,parking lamp and foglamp bulbs which are located below the headlamp assembly (turn/parking lamp on top and the fog lamp is below it)
-turn the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove it from assembly
-pull the old bulb from the socket and replace it with a new one
-turn the bulb socket a 1/4 turn clockwise to reinstall it
-reinstall the headlamp assembly carefully so you dont scratch the paint
-push down on (white)plastic retaining clip on the electrical connector while pushing rearward on the headlamp making sure headlamp is secure.

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Need to change a turn signal & back brake


PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE!!!

Rear Turn Signal, Brake, & Marker Lights
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the trunk.
  3. Unfasten the nuts or other retainers from the rear trim.
  4. Unfasten or release the housing cover retainers.
  5. On some vehicles, you may have to remove the rear fascia/body panel and light assembly to get to the sockets.
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On some vehicles, such as this 1986 Grand Am, you must remove the rear body panel with the lamp

Depending upon vehicle application, remove the lamp socket either by rotating it counterclockwise (approximately 1/4 turn) until the plastic tabs disengage, or by squeezing the metal tangs while pulling the socket from the light assembly

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Remove the lamp socket assembly by turning it counterclockwise, then pulling it out

Generally, side marker lamps use small bulbs with flat, blade-type bases, and tail lights/turn signals use larger, round-based ("bayonet") bulbs.
  1. Remove the bulb from the socket using the appropriate method. Bulbs with blade-type bases pull straight out, while those with round bases and protruding pins (bayonet-type bulbs) must be depressed, then rotated counterclockwise (approximately 1/8 turn) before pulling out.
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Remove the side marker bulb from its socket by pulling straight out

To install:
  1. Secure the bulb in the socket using the appropriate method. Bulbs with blade-type bases push straight in, while those with round bases and protruding pins (bayonet-type bulbs) must be inserted, then depressed and rotated clockwise (approximately 1/8 turn).
  2. Install the lamp socket using the appropriate method. Depending on the type of socket, either engage the plastic tabs, and rotate the socket clockwise (approximately 1/4 turn), or push on the socket until the metal tangs engage.
  3. Install the housing cover nuts.
  4. If removed, install the rear fascia and light assembly.
  5. Install the rear trim.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the operation of the rear lights.

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How 2 change head light bulb on a 2000 z24


To change the bulbs in the headlights,(on a 2002 Z24) you need to remove the plastic splash cover the extends the width of the car over the headlights by removing the plastics pins that hold it in . Pull up on the center of the pins to remove them. Once the cover is off, remove the two bolts that hold the headlight in, then place a screwdriver into the slot for the parking light lens to pop the clip loose that holds the lens in place. The headlight assembly can then be removed, once the wire harness is unplugged from the bulb. There is a round retainer that locks the bulb into place. Rotate the retainer counter clockwise and remove the bulb. Don't touch the bulb surface as oil from a person's hands can cause premature failure. Just reverse these dirctions to reinstall the rest of the parts. This may sound difficult, but it really isn't. I hope this helps out some fellow z owners.

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Changing front parking light


Hello im David,
Here is some information for you that I hope is useful to you If it is not message me back and i will look even more for answers for your problem ty for using FixYa.com

Bulbs used in most other lighting fixtures fit into sockets and are held in place by spring tension or mechanical force.

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Common type of automotive bulbs.
Bulbs are coded with numbers for replacement purposes. Bulbs with different code numbers might appear physically similar but have different wattage ratings.
There are two basic construction designs for exterior lights: those in which the lens is removed and then the bulb removed from the front, and those in which the light assembly must first be removed, then the socket from the back of the assembly, and finally the bulb from the socket.
  • Removing the lens from the latter type assembly could cause serious damage to the reflector due to dust and other contaminants.
  • Wiping the reflector surface to clean it can also seriously reduce the light's brightness. Therefore, do not remove the lens from light assemblies in which the socket and bulb are removed from the back of the assembly.
  • The bulbs are held in their sockets in a number of ways.
  • Some bulbs are simply pushed into and pulled out of their sockets, and some are screwed in and out.
  • To release a bayonet-style bulb from its socket, the bulb is pressed in and turned counterclockwise.
  • The blade-mount style is removed by pulling the bulb off the mounting tab, then turning the bulb and removing it from the retaining pin.
  • To replace a bulb, remove the bulb accordingly from its socket, and insert a new bulb.

Oct 27, 2008 | 2003 Mazda Mazda6

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Replace headlight 05 Nissan


Are you wanting to know how to replace the bulb or the headlight assembly? If it is that assembly, you must remove the bumper cover to access the hardware retaining the light assembly.
Most of the attaching hardware for the front cover are nothing more than plastic rivets or pins which are two piece in construction. If you remove the center section, then you can pull the outer section out of the hole. The fender liners and under the car where the splash shield are, have these rivets. The grille is retained by the same type of fasteners and once removed, will reveal more fasteners for the bumper cover. Disconnect the fog lights. There are screws on the very corners of some of the bumper covers where they meet with the fenders. It is a phillips type head. Once all the fasteners are removed, you simply pull the cover towards you. Try keep from scarring the paint up. It would be ideal to have a carpet to set the cover on. The headlight assembly it self has 4 bolts attaching it to the core support. Two retain it at each end if you look from the top downwards at each end you will see them. The other two are at the outer end of the light assembly, one going in from the side at the bottom and one going in from the front at the bottom, close to the one near the side. It should be simple to figure out how to disconnect to connector from the bulb it self.
As for the actual bulbs: There is a plastic cap for the outer (low beam) Xenon bulb which you turn in a counter clockwise direction to unlock it from the housing. Next you will see a type of retaining spring which you unlock. It will be obvious as to how you unlock it. Replace the bulb "TAKE CARE NOT TO TOUCH THE ACTUAL GLASS PART OF THE BULB". Same procedure for halogen bulbs. For the high beams: The only additional procedure necessary is on the left side which entails the removal of the air cleaner housing for access. BE VERY CAREFUL in disconnecting the electrical and also exercise caution with the large hose going to the throttle body. If it gets damaged, the car will not run well.
Should you need more specifics, let me know and I'll be happy to reply.

Oct 08, 2008 | 2005 Nissan Altima

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