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I need to replace the driver's side headlight bulb on my 1999 pontiac sunfire. do i have to remove the battery to get to the bulb?

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Unless the engine compartment in your '99 is drastically different from my '96, I disagree. I've changed both of my lamps and the battery didn't have to come out. You just have to take the headlights loose to gain access to the rear of them. The lamp holder just unscrews and pops right out. If nothing else, pick up a Haynes or Chilton manual for your car. It has exacting instructions on how to change the lamp.
For what it's worth, If your headlights are hazed over like many older cars, don't buy the exact factory replacement lamp. It' won't be bright enough. Buy a higher lumen bulb.

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