When I took my car to get the headlight replaced at a general auto parts store, he had a difficult time pulling out the burnt out bulbs. He thought they would be easy to come out and from what I've read here, it seems they should just pull out . . . maybe they just got stuck???
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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Re: 2002 BMW 525 Low Beam Headlight Replacement
There are a couple kinds... one you turn the socket a quarter turn or so and pull it out... i remember on my t-bird that there was an outer ring on the socket... you turned that till it came off then pulled out the bulb.... sometimes the rubber/silicone seal on the socket of the bulb will stick.
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Hi, ther are two elements in each headlight bulb , one for high beam and one for low beam and your low beams are burnt out ,you will have to replace the bulbs to have low beams too , which you can get at the auto parts store, they are not very expensive or difficult to do .
Since you've eliminated the headlight itself as the source of the malfunction, the problem is most likely the headlight bulb connector - the female connection inside the connector to the hi beam is good, but the connector supplying power to the low beam is bad. Your fix is to replace the headlight connector. How: buy a replacement headlight connector at your favorite auto parts store, cut off the old connector, then (a) solder and heat-shrink or (b) wire nut and E-tape, or (c) crimp connector the new headlight connector onto the existing wiring (being careful to route the conductors to the correct wires on the connector). Your cost: about $3 for a new connector
I had the same problem with my 2004 ram, passenger side low-beam wouldn't work after replacement. Online I saw many things from socket replacement to Fcm replacement. What worked was to remove fcm (front control module) and clean appropriate contacts with small nail file . Repair took less than 1 hour and cost 0$, wish I could give credit where I found info.
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.
It's a bulb replacement. If it's anything similar to my Audi, there is a cover on the back of the headlight housing that you pop off. Then you can reach in, pull the wire connector off the bulb, and unclip a metal retainer over the bulb, and pull the bulb out. Installation of the new one is the reverse. Just be SURE not to touch the glass part of the bulb. Skin oils can cause a halogen bulb to burn very hot and burn out very quickly. If you do touch the glass, wipe it gently but thoroughly on a cotton cloth to clean it off before you install it.