Re: Replacing a headlight bulb, low beam, in a 2004 Chevi...
Step1 Your first stop should be to your local auto
parts shop to get the bulbs you need. You'll need to pick up #9006
bulb, this one has a gray bas and is used for replacing the outside
high beam. If you are looking to replace your inner low beams you'll
need to pick up #9005 which has a black base. The bulbs should run you
about $16.00 USD.
Step2 Alright once you have your bulb and are ready to replace it make sure
you have popped the hood the release lever is on the inside of your vehicle.
Step3 While facing your car with the hood open, your going to remove the
grill by pushing down on the two retainer clips which are on the top of
the grill. You'll need a flathead screwdriver to help you with the rest
of the retainer clips. There are two on the bottom ends of your grill
one in the center and 2 on each side. Now you'll just pull up on the
grill and it should come out easily.
Step4 On each side of the headlamp you should see a One inch long tab, when
you pull up on the tabs it will release the headlamp so that you may
pull the headlamp toward you. Pull the head lamp out.
There will be two round rubber caps at the rear of the headlamp. Remove
the caps and then pull out the wire harness from the bulb. Replace
the bulb or bulbs and remember that #9006 has the gray base and is for
the high beam and #9005 is for the low beam and has the black base.
Reconnect the wire harness and replace everything to its original
position and now you have a fixed headlamp! Congratulations!
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Check the headlight bulbs first. They have both the high and low filaments, if you have one bulb per side. Some may have a separate high bulb and low bulb. Regardless, the lows can burn out and the highs will still work.
a headlight on a Toyota Matrix is a simple process that only requires
the use of a screwdriver and a replacement bulb. The Matrix uses 9006
bulbs for the low beams and 9005 bulbs for the high beams. Headlight
bulbs can be purchased at auto parts stores.
Replacing Low Beam Bulb
Turn off the engine of the Matrix and open the hood
the bulb base in the headlamp assembly counterclockwise to remove the
low beam bulb. Unplug the electrical connector. If the connector is too
tight, wiggle it slightly to help remove it.
Install a new bulb into the connector and place it into the assembly. Rotate it clockwise to lock it into place. Close the hood.
Replacing High Beam Bulb
off the engine of the Matrix and open the hood. If replacing the
left-hand headlight, remove the air cleaner duct by removing the
securing clip with a screwdriver and pulling the duct out of the vehicle.
Turn the bulb base counterclockwise to remove it. Unplug the electrical connector.
a new bulb into the connector and place the bulb into the assembly.
Rotate it clockwise to lock it into place. Reattach the air cleaner
duct if replacing the left-hand headlight. Close the hood
The headlight on an 03 baja are a double element bulb for high an low beam. I replaced mine with 9007 bulb from auto parts store. Be careful to pay attention to bulb position, they can be installed up side down having the high beam as your low beam. I would shine the lights up against a wall or garage door and flip your high and low beams on and off to see how the shine.
FACE THE VEHICLE SO THAT BATTERY IS ON YOUR RIGHT; 2.REMOVE THE BLACK PLASTIC PIECE THAT RUNS OVER RADIATOR BETWEEN HOOD LATCH AND FAN. IT IS ABOUT 53 1/2" LONG AND HOLDS THE HOOD PROP CLIP. (3 PLASTIC PUSH RETAINERS & 2 SHEET METAL SCREWS); 3.REMOVE THE GRILL ASSEMBLY UNDERNEATH THE PIECE IN STEP 2 BY PUSHING DOWN FIRMLY ON 4 RETAINER CLIPS WHICH RUN ALONG THE TOP. USE A WIDE SLOT SCREWDRIVER. PULL UP GENTLY ON GRILL ASSEMBLY. IT WILL POP OUT. THE GRILL ASSEMBLY EXTENDS UNDER EACH HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY (HA) AND IT DISPLAYS THE CHEVROLET LOGO IN THE MIDDLE. MY GRILL ASSEMBLY POPPED OUT EASILY AND ALL THE OTHER RETAINER CLIPS ON THE BOTTOM AND BENEATH AND TO THE SIDE OF HA WERE AUTOMATICALLY RELEASED WITHOUT ANY FUSS; 4.ON TOP OF HA SEE ONE TAB (ABOUT 1" LONG)ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND ONE ON THE LEFT (THE ONE ON L IS CLOSER TO THE FENDER); 5.PULLUPWARDDIRECTION ON TABS. THEY WILL SLIDE UPWARD A COUPLE OF INCHES AND WILL RELEASE THE HA WHICH YOU CAN THEN PULL OUT TOWARDS YOU; 6.AT BACK OF THE HA, REMOVE 2 ROUND RUBBER CAPS (ABOUT 4" IN DIAMETER)--ONE FOR LOW BEAM--ONE FOR HIGH. REVEAL BULBS. UNSNAP THE WIRE HARNESS FROM BULB BASE AND TURN BULB 1/4 TURN CLOCKWISE (REMEMBER YOU ARE FACING THE TRUCK) 7.REPLACE BULB(S). #9006 BULB IS GRAY-BASE, FOR HIGH BEAM ON OUTSIDE. #9005 IS BLACK-BASE, LOW BEAM TO INSIDE OF HIGH BEAM. CHANGING HIGH AND LOW AND REASSEMBLY TOOK ABOUT HALF HOUR. GOOD LUCK.
ALTERNATIVE: IF YOU ARE REPLACING THE PASSENGERSIDE HEADLIGHT JUST REMOVE THE AIR FILTER COVER AND PULL PLUG OUR FROM BEHIND HEADLIGHT AND REPLACE. BE CAREFUL HANDLING LIGHT BULB. TO CHANGE THE ONE ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE JUST REACH IN FRONT OF THE BATTERY TO ACCESS THE PLUG AND HEADLILGHT. TOOK ABOUT 5 MINUTES. ENJOY YOU TRAILBLAZER, GREAT TRUCK.
check out the type of bulb you need at your local auto parts store. if it plugs into a socket in the rear of the light, be careful NOT to touch the glass part of the bulb when replacing it. it will put the oil from your skin on the bulb and when it reaches operating temps it will blow again Just figure out what type bulb it takes and repost if you need assistance.
First face the vehicle so the battery in on the right. Second open hood. Third Remove the Grill by pushing firmly on two retainer clips that are on the top, use the wide slot screwdriver to get the rest of the clips off. Pull up gently on the grill it should then pop out. The grill extends under each headlight assembly any other retainer clips should release when the grill in popped out.
Fourth on top of the headlight assembly you will see one 1" tab on the right and left side, pull the tabs upward about two inches and this should release the headlight assembly. You then should be able to pull the headlight assembly out toward you.
Finally at the back of the headlight assembly you will see two rubber caps one for low beam and one for high beam, the white base is for the low beam and the black base is for the high beam. Unsnap the wire harness from the bulb base, turn the bulb clockwise.
Replace the bulbs high beam on the outside and low beam on the inside.
I just Replaced a Low Beam Light bulb on a 2005 Buick La Sabre.
If You use a Metric socket and Remove the Two Silver bolts Attaching the headlight Assemble onto the metal surrounding the the lamp assembly it comes out to the front. This makes it much easier to access the bulb. Twist it counerclockwise & it comes out by pulling gently on the bulb. Then by realeasing a tab that is the socket holder bulb can be removed & replaced with a New #9006 low beam halogen light bulb. Wrap a Paper towel around the bulb & do NOT touch it with your bare hand as this wiil ruin a halogen bulb,