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How to replace a headlight bulp in a 1996 Cavalier

How to have access or open the panel, I'm assuming you need to open the hood to be able to relace the headlight. Is it difficult to replace or do I need to see a mechanic!..Thanks

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I know here if you buy the part at autozone they will help you put it in or tell you how

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

1. Headlight Bulb

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


HIGH PERFORMANCE HALOGEN HEADLIGHT BULB -- Low 45/high 65 watts, Dual C-8 filament for both high beam and low beam; 100 percent legal halogen headlight bulbs; Features the whitest and brightest light color similar to daylight for safer night driving; Meets all US FMVSS 108 and Canadian CMVSS 108 requirements.

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.


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


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

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

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