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How does one replace a halogen bulb (low beam) in a 2004 Buick LeSabre, right side of vehicle. What screws are needed to be removed prior to installation? Is there a schematic to illustrate this?



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  • edmund_wiatr Jan 22, 2009

    Thank you. However, the low beam is located in a corner of the headlamp unit which appears to require removing a "framework" which is held down by two or three screws.

    The high beam halogen bulb, I agree, can be removed and installed with ease, however, the low beam - halogen bulb is located in a very, very tight spot.

    Do you have a schematic for this?



  • jeffaroonie Jan 24, 2009

    I have THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM and totally agree with your comments!


  • Elman1 Feb 13, 2009

    Is there a schematic or solution on how to remove the HIGH and LOW beam Bulbs on a 1996 Park Ave.? Thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Yup, same problem here with a 2006 LaSabre. The "cap" behind the low beam comes off, but the space is too tight to allow it to come out to expose the bulb. There's a white plastic "lock" of some sort that would make you believe that the headlight assembly swings out somehow, but there is at least one restraint I can see right away that would prohibit that - a piece that goes in front of the assembly that's connected to the bumper. Hope that doesn't have to come off! Somehow there's a trick to this... HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Low beams need to be raised

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Low beams need adjusting

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    2004 Buick Lesabre code p0108

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    need to replace the low beam headlight bulb


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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,

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Solution #3 I just replaced the low beam lamp on my 2004 Century. Pop the lid and located on the back side of the lamp assembly, a white plastic lock. There is one on each side of the assembly. Pull straight up on the locks and the entire lamp assembly will be able to be pulled forward. Pop off the round rubber cover, gently turn the low beam lamp socket counter clockwise. Unlatch the bulb from the plastic electrical connector and pull out the bulb. Reverse the process and you are done. Careful not to touch the new bulb, oil on your skin can effect the bulb life.

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Usually the bulbs can be removed from inside the engine.
Pop the hood.
Locate the headlight assembly inside.
Remove the bulb holder that's in the center of the headlight assembly by twisting it gently but firmly and wiggle it out.
The bulbs should now be visible.
Remove the burn't out bulb and take it with you to the auto parts store.
The auto parts store may remove it for free if you go there first and you can watch so you'll know how to do it next time!
Hope this was helpful.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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How do I remove halogen low beam head light to replace it?

Removal & Installation To Remove:
The halogen fog light bulb contains gas under pressure. The bulb may shatter if the glass envelope is scratched or if the bulb is dropped. Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass envelope.
NOTE: The headlight bulb should not be removed from the headlight assembly until just before a replacement bulb is installed. Removing the bulb for an extended period of time may affect headlight bulb performance. Contaminants may enter the headlight assembly where they can settle on the lens and reflector. Never turn on the headlights with the bulb removed.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section. NOTE: Make sure that the headlight switch and the ignition switch are in the OFF position.
  2. Remove the pin-type retainers, screws and the air deflector from the radiator.
  3. Remove the three bolts and the headlight assembly.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  5. Remove the cover from the rear of the headlight assembly.
  6. If equipped with HID, release the spring tabs to remove the low beam bulb, otherwise disconnect the electrical connector and remove the bulb.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the high beam bulb.
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To Install:
  1. Place the headlight assembly in the proper position.
  2. Install the cover from the rear of the headlight assembly.
  3. Connect the electrical connector.
  4. Install the three bolts and the headlight assembly.
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Need help changing out the low beam on drivers side of 2006 buick rainier

Removal & Installation
Bulb Replacement
To Remove:

Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas.
Mishandling a bulb may result in the bulb shattering into flying glass

Make sure to wear eye protection when
handling a halogen bulb.

Do not touch the glass of a halogen bulb,
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Do not allow a halogen bulb to come into
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Make sure to dispose of a used halogen bulb

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  1. Turn the lamp switch to the off position.
  2. Make sure the bulb is cool before changing.
  3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  4. Remove the rear access cover from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
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To Install:

  1. Connect the headlamp connector.
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  4. Install the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.

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To Remove:

Headlamp Assembly (Chevrolet)

  1. Remove the grille from the front of the vehicle.
  2. Release the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  3. If equipped, disconnect the headlamp leveling motor connector.
  4. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  5. Remove the park/turn and side marker bulb sockets from the headlamp
  6. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.

To Install:

  1. Place the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
  2. Install the park/turn and side marker bulb sockets into the headlamp
  3. Connect the headlamp connector.
  4. If equipped, connect the headlamp leveling motor connector.
  5. Lock the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  6. Install the grille onto the front of the vehicle.

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To Remove:

Headlamp Assembly (GMC, Saab, Oldsmobile, and Buick)

  1. Release the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  2. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  3. Remove the park/turn bulb socket from the headlamp assembly.
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  5. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.

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  1. Place the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
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  4. Connect the headlamp connector.
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How do you replace a low-beam headlight on the 2005 Buick Rainier? I do not even understand how to remove the front grille?

Most vehicles are equipped with Halogen bulbs that are small bulbs that are replaced from under the hood behind the headlight bezel assembly.
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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  4. Remove the spring from the bottom edge of the headlamp assembly.
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  2. Unfasten the two screws from the headlamp retaining ring.
  3. Rotate the retaining ring away from the headlamp.
  4. Remove the headlamp from the vehicle.
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  4. Install the headlamp bezel and retainers.
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The headlamps used on the majority of vehicles covered by this guide are called "composite lamps". Unlike the glass sealed beam units used on older vehicles, these headlamps are made of special plastic using small halogen gas bulbs. The bulbs are replaceable, but they do require special handling.

CAUTION Halogen bulbs contain a gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. Always allow the bulb to cool before removal. Always use the following precautions to help avoid personal injury.
Turn the light switch OFF and allow the bulb to cool before changing bulbs. Leave the switch OFF until the bulb replacement procedure is complete.
Always wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb.
Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass. Do not drop or scratch the bulb.
Keep the bulb away from moisture.
Place the used bulb in the new bulb's carton and dispose of it properly. Keep halogen bulbs out of reach of children.
Depending on the installation, the low-bean and the high-beam halogen bulbs may actually be removable without removing the entire composite headlamp assembly. Look your application over carefully to see there is enough room behind the headlamp to fit your hand to remove the bulb holder. Since removing the composite headlamp assembly is not difficult, the following procedure assumes that the headlamp is being removed from the vehicle for halogen bulb service.

  1. Raise the hood and look at the headlamp installation. On some applications, the headlamp is retained by screws and some molded tabs that slip into slots in the sheetmetal mounting bracket. On other applications, two U-shaped clips may hold the headlamp in place. Remove the headlamp retainers and gently work the headlamp free of the vehicle.
  2. If the wiring harness is so short that it is difficult to work on the headlamp, simply unplug the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.
  3. The halogen bulb may have a large, knurled plastic ring that retains the socket to the headlamp. Turn this ring to detach it and remove the socket with the halogen bulb.
  4. Remove the burned-out bulb and discard safely.


WARNING Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers. Oil from your fingers can severely shorted the life of the bulb. If necessary, wipe off any dirt or oil from the bulb with rubbing alcohol before completing installation.
  1. Take great care not to touch the new replacement halogen bulb as oil from your skin will burn when the bulb is turned on and may damage the glass, shortening the life of the bulb. Use a clean, dry paper towel to handle the bulb.
  2. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  3. Verify that the lights work correctly.

Headlamp adjustment may be temporarily made using a wall, as described below, or on the rear of another vehicle. When adjusted, the lights should not glare in oncoming car or truck windshields, nor should they illuminate the passenger compartment of vehicles driving in front of you. These adjustments are rough and should always be fine-tuned by a repair shop which is equipped with headlamp aiming tools. Improper adjustments may be both dangerous and illegal.


Fig. Typical composite headlamp aiming rods


Fig. Typical horizontal and vertical adjuster locations

Fig. Vehicle headlamp aiming device (RH)-Buick shown, others similar
Before removing the headlamp bulb or disturbing the headlamp in any way, note the current settings in order to ease headlamp adjustment upon reassembly. If the high or low beam setting of the old lamp still works, this can be done using the wall of a garage or a building:
  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, with the fuel tank about 1 / 2 full and with the vehicle empty of all extra cargo (unless normally carried). The vehicle should be facing a wall which is no less than 6 feet (1.8m) high and 12 feet (3.7m) wide. The front of the vehicle should be about 25 feet from the wall.
  2. If neither beam on one side is working, and if another like-sized vehicle is available, park the second one in the exact spot where the vehicle was and mark the beams using the same-side light. Then switch the vehicles so the one to be aimed is back in the original spot. It must be parked no closer to or farther away from the wall than the second vehicle.
  3. Perform any necessary repairs, but make sure the vehicle is not moved, or is returned to the exact spot from which the lights were marked. Turn the headlamps ON and adjust the beams to match the marks on the wall.
  4. Have the headlamp adjustment checked as soon as possible by a reputable repair shop.

Hope helps with this (remember rated this) Good luck.

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