It's a 2001 and the two bolts made it easy to remove the passenger side headlight assembly. The drivers side, however, just gets a little loose. I can't pull it out, pry it out, etc. Something has to be holding it in besides those two bolts. And suggestions
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Hi, Hope you have solved this by now but if haven't here's how. There is a bracket on the back of the assembly that helps hold it in place. After you remove the two bolts on the top, you must slide the entire assembly (facing the vehicle) to the right for the drivers side or to the left for the passenger side. The bracket has a little lip and a tab in a slot on the inside toward the grille and they only go in one direction. Don't **** on it too hard or the bolt clips will scratch the paint off the bumper. Good luck! Jim***
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looking down on the headlight assembly there should be two 10 mm bolts one on left of the assembly one on the right of the assembly then move the assembly side to side while pulling out some grand prixs also have two plastic clips where the 10 mm bolts are instead they pull up and then you jiggle the assembly out towards you careful somtimes the plastic on the headlight assembies get pretty brittle and breaks easily
The 2004 grand prix pontiac houses 2 headlight bulbs per headlight assembly. The low beam headlight are located at the fender of the car and the high beam on the grill side of the assembly.
To replace the headlight bulb of Your pontiac grand prix, 2004 model. It is qiute technical and moderately easy to fix. There is no solution that cannot be done the DIY way, as long as You get the proper guide and You are technically able to do such works.
Park the Grand Prix on a flat surface, apply the parking brake and ensure both the engine and headlight switches are off.
Open the hood and approach the headlight assembly with the faulty headlight bulb.
Locate the headlight assembly retaining clip. It's behind the headlight assembly on top on the fender side. Lift the clip upward halfway to release the headlight assembly.
Pull the assembly out being careful not to scratch the paint on the fender or the lens of the assembly.
Reach behind the assembly and disconnect the wire connection and plug from the headlight bulb socket.
Turn the socket of the bulb counterclockwise 1/4-turn to remove the composite bulb from the assembly. Discard the bulb.
Install the replacement bulb into the assembly (handling the plastic socket part only oil in skin will damage the glass bulb of halogen bulbs because of the intense heat they burn at), but ensure the tabs of the socket end of the bulb are aligned with the notches in the assembly before turning it clockwise and locking the bulb into place.
Plug the wire connection back into the socket of the bulb before replacing the assembly back into place and pushing down on the retaining clip. Test the headlight bulb for operation before closing the hood.
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Open the hood. Locate the two 10 mm coolant
reservoir retaining bolts on the passenger side of the vehicle and then
remove them using the ratchet and socket.
Remove the 10 mm bracket retaining bolt using the ratchet and socket. Remove the bracket.
Position the coolant reservoir out of the way to gain access to backside of the headlight assembly.
Turn the large plastic headlight cover counterclockwise to remove it from the back of the headlight assembly. Remove the cover.
Disconnect the wire harness clips from the headlight blades by pulling them off.
Press in and then upward on the headlight retaining ring holding the headlight bulb in place. Remove the bulb.
the new composite headlight into place without touching the glass bulb.
Skin oils will greatly reduce and compromise the longevity of a halogen
the retaining ring to secure the headlight into the headlight assembly.
Plug the wire harness onto the blade of the headlight and test for
function. Reassemble the remaining components by reversing the
On most new cars theres 2 tabs (made of sheet metal, 1 inch wide, bent 90 degrees) on each headlight that you pull up and it will release the headlight. im not completley sure on Grand Prix's but if there are no tabs then look for 10mm sheet metal bolts going through the upper radiator support above your headlights. those should release the headlight if there are no tabs.
In order to change the bulb, just loosen/remove the two bolts holding the entire light assembly in
(side marker, headlight and turn signal)
Once these bolts are removed the entire assembly will shift / slide out away from the center of the vehicle. Once the assembly is
removed you will have access to the wires/bulb.
Upside down L shaped bracket that is bolted to frame just behind headlight assy. Unbolt bracket, lift bracket straight up to unlock headlight assy. Headlight assy should easlier fall forward to replace any of the 3 bulbs
on the 2004 grand cherokee, you have to remove the bolt that hold the light in. if you open the hood and look at the headlight, there is a bolt that go all of the way through the headlight, remove it and gently pull out on the whole assembly.
there is a nut on the left side of the light on drivers side,just the opposite on passenger side. you will need a deep socket. there are 2 10mm bolts on top of the assy. and on the back is a 10mm nut you will have to remove on order to remove the assy.