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I need to replace the main headlight bulb (driver side). How do I remove the black cylindrical housing covering the bulb?

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If its rubber it just pulls off, if its platic with ridges you need to turn it counterclockwise

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Remove black plastic cover -- remove the two bolts/screws (2 for each headlight) -- carefully pull the headlight housing out
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Then twist the bulblight socket (to the left) and pull it out.
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This will release the outer side of the headlight assembly, from here all I do is rotate the headlight assembly so that the inside corner goes into the car and the outside comes out. This allows easy access to almost (if not all) bulbs in the headlight housing.

Just reverse the process to put the headlight assembly back in, if you are having trouble make sure of four things:

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3) That the inside corner of the headlight assembly isn't getting snagged on anything.
4) That when you do get the assembly flush with the housing, that the black L-shaped tab is being pushed down on the correct part of the white plastic so it holds the headlight assembly firmly in place.

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Headlight Housing - Looks like part of the fram of the car, should not be moveable. You can see up to 3 skinny bolts going through the back of the housing from the headlight assembly

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59Shadow.
Thank you for sharing the information on the light bulb. You just saved me money from having to take my 2003 Trailblazer in to have the low beam bulb replaced. I did exactly what you said.
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