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Removing headlamp to replace bulb

On my 2005 Buick Terraza, I am supposed to pull the headlamp assembly away from the vehicle after removing a pin and a hex nut. I have pulled for 45 minutes. It is not coming out. What am I missing?

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No they twist in from the back side. some times you have to take the battery and box out.

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How to replace left front headlight on a 1998 Buick Le Sabre

Headlight Removal & Installation Bulb Replacement CAUTION
Improper handling of a halogen bulb could cause the bulb to shatter into flying glass fragments due to the bulbs containing gas under pressure. Always wear eye protection, only handle the bulb by its base, keep dirt and moisture off the bulb, do not install the bulb with power at the socket, and keep them away from children.

To Remove:
  1. Turn off power to the headlamps.
  2. Remove the headlamp assembly.
  3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from the headlamp assembly.
  4. Remove the bulb from the socket.
To Install:
NOTE: If oil from your skin or anything damp comes in contact with the bulb, clean the bulb with alcohol or a suitable degreaser and wipe the bulb dry. Too prevent the bulb from exploding when the bulb is turned on.
  1. Install the bulb into the socket.
  2. Install the bulb into the headlamp assembly and turn clockwise to lock into place.
  3. Install the headlamp assembly.
Headlight Assembly To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Open the hood.
  3. Remove the fasteners (D) that retain the headlamp assembly (C) to the headlamp bracket (A).
  4. Pull the headlamp assembly (C) forward in order to disengage the rear retaining pin (B), and disconnect the electrical connector from the forward lamp harness.
  5. Remove the headlamp assembly from the vehicle. NOTE: Avoid touching the bulb or letting the bulb come in contact with anything damp. Oil from your skin or moisture on the bulb can cause the bulb to explode when the bulb is turned on. If either comes in contact with the bulb, clean the bulb with alcohol or a suitable degreaser and wipe the bulb dry.
  6. Remove the bulbs from the headlamp assembly by turning them counterclockwise.
To Install:
  1. Install the bulbs into the headlamp assembly and turn them clockwise to lock in place.
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the forward lamp harness.
  3. Install the headlamp assembly (C) into the vehicle by pushing rearward in order to engage the rear retaining pin (B).
  4. Install the fasteners (D) that retain the headlamp assembly (C) to the headlamp bracket (A).
  5. Close the hood.
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How to replace passenger side headlight in a 2005 buick terraza

  1. Rotate the headlamp assembly retainer pins and pull to remove.
  2. Remove the mounting bolts.
  3. Disconnect the harness connectors.


  1. Turn the high/low beam socket counterclockwise to remove.
  2. Installation is th reverse of removal.
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Whats the trick to removing 2005 buick terraza headlamp assembly, pull the pin and remove 1 screw and pull out assembly, how?????, doesnt come out, what is the trick

According to available repair information that I have, once you remove the pin and the bolt, you must then pull straight out (forward from the vehicle's perspective) to release the ball and socket clips. I would suggest steady but firm pressure, as it can be difficult to get these to release.

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I give the mechanical engineers and designers a D-minus instead of an F only because I was successful on the first try. No light bulb on anything commonly used by people should be this hard to figure out.

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Can not get headlight bucket to come out far enough to replace bulb on my 2005 BUICK TERRAZA

There are 2 fasteners that hold the headlight in place, 1 screw and 1 pin per light.
Their location is on the top mounting flange of the headlight. The pins are located toward the center of the vehicle and the screw is located toward the outside.
For removal: turn the pin toward the light then pull it straight up removing it, next remove the screw and the headlight assembly and the light will pull strait out allowing access to the bulbs and sockets. Reverse the process for installation.

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Low beam out

I am assuming you are talking about a headlight bulb yes?

$401 for replacement?

Go and tell your dealership to take a running jump.

The only tool you will need is a flat head screwdriver.

Step 1
Switch the headlamps off and open the hood using the primary and auxiliary release latches.
Step 2
Pry loose the eight radiator fastener plugs and pull them out of their holes. Place the plugs in a small bag for safekeeping during the repair.
Step 3
Lift the radiator cover away from the vehicle. Then, pull either the top left or top right corner of the grille away from the vehicle to create enough room to remove the headlamp assembly.
Step 4
Locate the horizontal headlamp assembly pin. Pull the end of the pin up and then toward the center of the vehicle to remove it.
Step 5
Find the vertical headlamp assembly pin. Turn its end away from you until it clicks and then pull it upward.
Step 6
Remove the headlamp assembly, detach its electrical connector and remove the rubber bulb cap from the broken bulb’s socket. Then, twist the bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket.
Step 7
Detach the electrical connector from the old bulb and attach it to the new one. Then, screw the bulb back into its socket.
Step 8
Repeat Steps 4 through 6 in reverse and then test the new bulb to make sure it works. If it lights up, reposition the grille and replace the radiator cover along with its plugs before closing the hood.

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How to replace front turn light bulb on Caddy SRX 2004?

  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the push-pin retainers that secure the top of the upper fascia and grille assembly to the upper tie bar to allow the upper fascia and grille assembly to flex forward.
  3. Remove the bolt and the push-pin retainer that secures the top of the headlamp assembly to the upper tie bar.
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