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I need to replace the passenger side low beam bulb and can't open the retaining wire. Don't see any other way but to unscrew the two little screws. Could you p[oint me out to the right direction? THANK YOU!

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Hello,

    I trying to replace my front driver side but I still don't understand how to "push down" the retaining wire.
    Can someone please post a picture or procedure how to remove the retaining wire?
    Many Thanks

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Try pushing down(towards the ground) on the retaining wire. Standing in front of the car, I believe it should be clipped on the right side. Gentley press down and it should swing like a gate to the left. It can be a pain. Remeber don't touch the bulb with bare fingers. Light goes back in with the notch at the 10 o'clock position.

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