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It will take some time, so be patient.

1. Disconnect the air intake hose to the filter box. It is at the left rear of the box as you look at it from the front of the car.

2. Disconnect the MAP sensor wiring.

3. Disconnect the coupling to the engine intake.

4. The filter box is help in place by two ball and socket type retainers located on the back corners. Grasp the box and lift up firmly to lift it free,

5. Turn the assembly upside down. There are seven torx screws covering the filter. Remove them and replace the filter.

6. Reverse the process to re-install the filter box.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • Barry Parks Mar 03, 2009

    This is the WRONG solution and from a different question. Here is my correct solution:






    The headlight assembly is accessed from
    inside the fender well. There are two pop out plastic rivets and a
    small (4mm? head) body screw that secure the fender liner to the
    fender. Those need to be removed. Pull the fender liner back enough
    to work your arm into the fender. Locate the wiring
    to the headlight and grasp the plug. Rotate it to the left until the
    bulb is free of the reflector. Pull the lamp and wiring out from
    behind the fender liner. Remove the bad bulb. There is a release tab
    on the plug. Insert the new bulb into the plug. DO NOT touch the bulb
    glass. The oil from your skin can cause the bulb to explode when it
    gets hot. Hold the plug and work the bulb and wiring back to the
    original position. It is a little easier to look through the
    headlight lens as you work the bulb back into the reflector. Turn the
    plug to the right until it is properly seated. Replace the two pop
    out rivets and the body screw.

    You should replace the
    headlights in pairs. I didn't and the right bulb went out in a couple
    more weeks when the weather was much worse. The right bulb was more
    of a pain to replace than the left, probably because I am right
    handed.

    Hope this helps.




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The headlight assembly is accessed from inside the fender well. There are two pop out plastic rivets and a small (4mm? head) body screw that secure the fender liner to the fender. Those need to be removed. Pull the fender liner back enough to work your arm into the fender. Locate the wiring to the headlight and grasp the plug. Rotate it to the left until the bulb is free of the reflector. Pull the lamp and wiring out from behind the fender liner. Remove the bad bulb. There is a release tab on the plug. Insert the new bulb into the plug. DO NOT touch the bulb glass. The oil from your skin can cause the bulb to explode when it gets hot. Hold the plug and work the bulb and wiring back to the original position. It is a little easier to look through the headlight lens as you work the bulb back into the reflector. Turn the plug to the right until it is properly seated. Replace the two pop out rivets and the body screw.

You should replace the headlights in pairs. I didn't and the right bulb went out in a couple more weeks when the weather was much worse. The right bulb was more of a pain to replace than the left, probably because I am right handed.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i change a headlight blub on my 2007 hhr?

Basically, you have to remove the plastic inner fender liner to access the rear of the headlamp assembly.
Here is a great step-by-step with pictures on an HHR enthusiasts website: http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5042&highlight=silverstar

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: how do you replace the headlight in a 2007 chevy

You have to remove the plastic inner fender liner to access the rear of the headlamp assembly.
There is a great step-by-step tutorial with pictures at http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5042&highlight=silverstar.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: need to replace headlight bulb 2007 hhr

H13 HALOGEN HEADLIGHT BULB, SOLD INDIVIDUALLY -- Low 55/high 65-watt halogen bulb; 12.8 volts; P26.4t base; A high quality, direct fit OE replacement headlight bulb

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How to Replace a Headlight Bulb
(DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 0.9 hour)

Parts:
1. Headlight Bulb

Tools:
1. Screwdriver
2. 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
3. Socket Set

Steps:
Step 1 Open the hood and locate the headlight assembly.
o Tip: Most headlight assemblies have a place in the rear to gain access to the headlight bulb.
o Tip: It is recommended that headlight bulbs are replaced in pairs.
o Tip: Always make sure the struts on the hood can fully support the weight of the hood so that it does not close on you while working. The use of a hood prop can securely hold it in place.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 Gain access to headlight bulb.
o Tip: It is a good idea to check the high beam and low beam headlight bulbs at this time.

Step 3 Disconnect the wiring harness and replace the old headlight bulb with a new one.

Step 4 Turn on the headlights and check high and low beams to verify repairs.

Hope this help (remember rated this help). Good luck.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

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SOURCE: headlight bulb on my 2006 HHR

Turn your wheels in on the side that you are replacing, remove the two locking pins at the bottom side of the wheel well liner, pull the liner back and reach in to turn the bulb socket.

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The headlight assembly is accessed from inside the fender well. There are two pop out plastic rivets and a small (4mm? head) body screw that secure the fender liner to the fender. Those need to be removed. Pull the fender liner back enough to work your arm into the fender. Locate the wiring to the headlight and grasp the plug. Rotate it to the left until the bulb is free of the reflector. Pull the lamp and wiring out from behind the fender liner. Remove the bad bulb. There is a release tab on the plug. Insert the new bulb into the plug. DO NOT touch the bulb glass. The oil from your skin can cause the bulb to explode when it gets hot. Hold the plug and work the bulb and wiring back to the original position. It is a little easier to look through the headlight lens as you work the bulb back into the reflector. Turn the plug to the right until it is properly seated. Replace the two pop out rivets and the body screw.

You should replace the headlights in pairs. I didn't and the right bulb went out in a couple more weeks when the weather was much worse. The right bulb was more of a pain to replace than the left, probably because I am right handed.

Hope this helps.

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