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Re: I need to change lowbeam headlight on Chevy...
Should be two pins running downward above the headlight try looking at it from above and see if I am correct there is two pins you need to pull up on then remove the whole headlight .. thanks Jerry holler if you need more.
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Dec 14, 2008 - 8 posts - 2 authors
I have a 2000 chevy malibu with headlight problems. ... High beams work correctly.... I suspect a ground problem but cannot locate the ground cluster. ... Grouped together there, one pink wire to the Headlamp Switch, and one to ... my Wife's car has lowbeam on the left side that just won't work and now the ...
Instructions to change a headlight bulb on a chevy colorado or a GMC canyon :
Make sure you have plenty of time , if you rush you will have problems so go slow and do it right the first time.
> disconnect the parking light connections on the top of the parking lights .
> carefully remove the grill by sliding the four plastic tabs on the top of grill while gently pulling , then just pull the grill off being carefull not to pull to hard . there are two snap connectors behind the parking lamps and three more along the bottom of the grill.
> with a 10mm socket remove the two bolts that secure the headlights. slide the headlights forward .
> this will give you enough room to change the bulb. I removed the connection first. I also put a clean sock on one hand to help handle the bulb without touching the new bulb. trust me on the sock, it helps.
> line up the bulb prongs and rotate clockwise until you feel it snap. inspect the new bulb to insure it is properly installed and all three prongs on the bulb are now hidden. double check the bulb though the lens to made sure it is not cocked.
>when reinstalling the headlight take a good look first to notice the two tabs on the bottom of the light . the tabs go in first then hold the light up and tight while you reinstall the two 10mm bolts. double check this to make sure both tabs are in . do not overtighten the bolts. check the lights .
> use a flashlight to help align the grill push connectors snap in the bottom of the grill first then behind the parking lights then finally snap the four connectors along the top of the grill.
> Thats it !!! take your time and you will have no problem.
take care , Dave
Dave's method might work but I just changed the low beam headlamp bulb on my 2006 Colorado in less than one minute with no tools needed. A simple 1/3 turn of the bulb socket from the back, (to the side of the radiator) and the bulb was out in my hand. Detailed directions came with the 9006 GE Bulb.
Yes, you can. Just take off the front grill, and the headlights assembly. Don't tinker with the head- light assembly adjusting nut, as this would change your headlight level. Take headlight bulb off and change it. Replace the headlight, then, the grill, and it's done.
headlights are on a circuit breaker--not a fuse. so if you have a high amp draw situation--the breaker will get hot and turn the lights out then cool off and reconnect(a safety feature so you may have headlights a least part of the time). You need to look for reasons for a high draw. bad headlights themselves are the most popular cause as well as corroded connecters. Hope I helped
no.you should see a pin on top of headlight remove this pin and light will come out and you can change bulb. it may have two pins not sure they changed around that year you will turn pin out of its holder and then slide it out if it is two they will be vertical if it is one it is horizontal
There is an entire section in the Manual as to how to change the headlights. It involves dismantling the grill of the car. There are about six black pegs that need to be pulled out that attach the grill to the car. Pull the grill up and towards you. The silver trim that the Chevy emblem is on will pop off. Then on each light there are two screws that need to be removed on the top, and one hex screw on the side about half-way down the light. You can then pull the light up and out towards you to change the bulb.
I know your frustration! I cannot believe the complexity of changing the headlights. Chevy has tried to make this a dealer item only just to change a headlight bulb. I will try to explain the procedure unfortunately I do not have photos. First you will need to remove the wheel well liner (two bolts and two plastic push pins). Pull the wheel well housing back (you will need to turn the wheel/tire to gain access) and using a 7mm socket remove the plastic support piece that holds the bumper in place (two bolts). Pull the corner of the bumper down until you can locate the bottom bracket of the headlight assembly that is held by a 10mm bolt. Remove it. (Oh did I mention this is a two person job!) Next move to the front of the vehicle (hood up) and remove all the 10mm bolts holding the upper part of the grill (I think there are eight of them). Now remove the obvious top two bolts on the headlight assembly! With two people - one to work the headlight assembly and one to push down the bumper and pull out on the grill assemble, slowly and carefully pull the headlight assembly straight forward. You will need to be mindfully of the small tabs on the headlight assembly that like to get caught on bumper/grill. If you are just replacing the bulb, you should be able to move the headlight assemble far enough forward to gain access to the bulbs without totally removing the headlight assembly. What a ***** job! SHAME on GM.