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Burnt out low beam headlight connector? Is it eas to fix

2008 Acadia front left low beam headlight connector is burnt and melted. I have found parts but should I be worried about a bigger problem

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When a connector burns out its mainly from a insufficient connection to the load itself,especially the ground,

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SOURCE: 2002 BMW 525 Low Beam Headlight Replacement

I just replaced the low beam bulb on a 2002 525i. The assembly turns about one quarter of a turn to remove and then the bulb pulls straight out. It is a tight fit and the plugs are longer than you would expect. Remember to wear gloves or to use something to avoid touching the bulb. Anything left on the bulb, even fingerprnts will cause it to burn out prematurely.

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SOURCE: 99 cutlass supreme headlight bulb replacement

Look at the top of the headlight assembly. There is a plastic panel on top of the assembly that is held in place by two plastic pins. Remove those pins by lifting the center of the pin and then pull out the pin. Remove the panel. Then you will find two small plastic levers that will lift about 1/2 inch. They do not come out but they will release two studs that secure the assembly. After the assembly is released, slide it forward to access the bulbs you need to replace. Installation is the reverse of these procedures.

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SOURCE: 2008 gmc acadia low beam light bulb changing

how do you change the low beam light bulb on the 2008 gmc acadia

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SOURCE: Electrical low-beam headlight wire on 02 Chevy Trailblazer burnt

Get yourself to a junkyard and pack yourself a light lunch while you're at it. Take a leisurely stroll through the junk that closely resembles the one you need parts for. Go to the closest wiring harness to the headlight assembly, take your time and don't go trying to **** it, and unplug it from the bulbs up front. Make a simple and straight forward swap and do take the time to stop and smell the junkers, it's quite relaxing! Then, you should seriously make sure your new wiring harness is properly grounded (!), which I suspect to have been a contribing factor to your problem of overheating the bulb socket. Do take the time to go over the stuff that should be grounded and make it so. Th e job is quite simple and well worth you taking the time to do it yourself.

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SOURCE: Electrical Connector burnt on headlight. Can connector be replaced?

cut the wire at bulb install female wire connector

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I have a 2008 chevy Equinox. When the headlights are on normal, the left one works but the right one doesn't. When I switch the high beams on, the right works but the left doesn't. Any suggestions?


Head lights are a two stage bulb. One filiment for low beam. One filiment for high beam. The low beam filiment is burnt out . a new set of headlight bulbs will fix you up.

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I need to replace the low beam headlight plus the running ligut. I have the bulbs but need to access the back of the unit to install the bubs.


You probably won't like this answer, but unless you are a glutton for punishment, as well as highly mechanically inclined, just take the truck to a mechanic. The headlamp bulb is inside a plastic headlight assembly like a pickle in a hamburger. To get to the pickle, you first have to open the bag, unwrap the burger, then separate the burger to get to the pickle. NO JOKE.

There are a ton of plastic parts you must remove to gain access to the headlamps. These tupperware components tend to self destruct even if you are very careful. Plan on needing at least two or three new plastic GM body rivets. The splash guard and eyebrow as well as the front bumper cover must be taken loose to gain access to the bolts that secure the headlight assembly to the frame. The plastic beauty apron must be removed above the headlight assembly. The grille above and attached to the bumper cover has to be loosened as well.
25468137-epwetmasq2n0wnrof1fw5po3-5-1.jpg By the time you are actually birth the headlight assembly out of the front quarter of the fender, you'll be sorry you even tried. Then you get to dismantle the actual headlight assembly to change the lamp inside. Don't lose the dozen or two bolts, rivets, and assorted fasteners while you fight with the headlamp assembly. Test your new light before you secure all the parts back together.
This guy had to do 4 videos to illustrate the repair!!!

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How do you replace the drivers side low beam headlight on the 2008 GMC Acadia?


{: ) REMOVE THE LEFT FRONT WHEELHOUSE LINER
The wheelhouse liner is sometimes called the mud guard or the splash shield, whatever.
You may remove the left front tire.

-Start removing all those push pins and #7mm screws. No need to remove the entire liner. You may loosen only the half portion, just enough clearance for your arms to reach inside and aim for the rear of the headlamp.

-Reach for the Headlamp Bulb Accessory Cover. Rotate the cover counterclockwise and remove.

-Release the bulb from the headlamp assembly (turn counterclockwise) Disconnect the electrical connector. Just remember the positioning of the bulb so you can swiftly reinstall a new bulb.

Jun 16, 2011 | 2008 GMC Acadia

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Left low beam will not work. daytime running lites and the right low beam works i replaces turn signal switch didnt help also checked fuses


The low beam part of the headlight is probably burnt out. By part;I mean filament;therfore you would need to replace the whole headlight.

May 16, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My headlights went out dont know what the problem is low beam dont work high beams works


it may be the dimmer switch located on the base of the steering colume that is not working on the low beam side.also the headlights themselves may need changing if the low beam filament is burnt out and you didn`t realize one was burnt out then the other one burnt out.if that`s not the case then it could be a bad connection at the plug connector for the low beam or for some reason power is lost between the switch and the headlight.you don`t say if this has day time running lights,if it does then it could be the drl relay that is bad.

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How do you replace a low beam headlight on 2008 Acadia. No instructions in manual. Thanks, gil


The front bumper cover has to come off to remove the headlight assembly! Yes, sounds very stupid, but it's the truth. The parking light on mine went out, hours later it was fixed. If you have the HID headlights you might have to replace the entire assembly.

Jan 15, 2011 | 2008 GMC Acadia

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I have tried to change my headlights on my Acadia and the area to reach is to small for my hands is there any other way to change the lights without playing with the lamp alignment?


Hi, viewer. In my practice, I was able to change the high beam bulbs and signal bulbs by removing the forward portion of the front wheelhouse liner. Lots of patience though. The low beam bulbs and the park lamp bulbs is somewhat difficult to reach, may even require removal of the whole assembly especially if the lowbeam bulb connectors are burned.

Jan 07, 2011 | 2008 GMC Acadia

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I have a 2008 gmc acadia and I need to change the low beam bulbs and I am ay a loss to figure out how it is done any solutions.


Replacing low beam bulbs:
Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to reach inside.
At this point, try to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the lamp cap, and then on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better access, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next removal.

Remove the front sight shield. This is the plastic shield with seven pop up retainers. After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the headlamp mounting bolts.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Need more clearance? Remove the remaining retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from the top. It will be better if you have an assistant who can pry out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the other bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better gameplan. It's a matter of practice. I hope you noted how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay, sir? I hoped wyet-helped. goodluck. : )

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The most common cause of this issue is burnt contacts in the headlight switch and the connector to the switch, replace the headlight switch and the connector if it is burnt or melted

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Low beam headlight not working


Headlight's are not fused, there is a circuit breaker built into the headlight switch, pull the head light switch out and look for a burnt discolored connector and discolored terminals on the switch, if u find either or both replace the headlight switch and the connector, headlight switch connectors are avail in the aftermarket through full service parts stores like NAPA, also on the internet under automotive electrical repair connectors, if the headlight switch checks ok and has power in to it and out to low beams then replace the multifunction switch opn the steering column.

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