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Take hold of that plug and turn it counterclockwise. This is a removable assembly that actually is designed to make replacing the bulb easier. Gently remove the whole assembly and the bulb will be attached to it. There should be a wiring harness that comes out of the plug assembly so you know you have the correct one. These are designed for ease of replacement and also to help keep the assembly watertight. Hope this helps.
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On 97 and up Oldsmobile Silhouette, Pontiac Montana, Pontiac Transport, and Chevy Venture Van,
When you open the hood and look at the headlight assembly. At the top between the turn signal and headlight there is a black plastic wing nut. Unscrew that wing nut to remove the side marker light. After removing that nut persuade the side marker light to slide forward. That's the only thing that locks it in place. Untwist the socket to replace the turn signal bulb. Since that is out now...There are two more wing nuts just like the first one that hold the headlight assembly in place on top of the radiator support. (The black plastic piece the headlight is mounted to) Remove these two wing nuts and lift up on the whole assembly. Those are the only things that actually lock it into place. Once you slide it up off the studs the wing nuts were on. Unplug the plug from the back of the light (use a flat screwdriver to lift the tab a little). Twist the round plastic ring that holds the bulb in. The bulb should pull out now. Don't touch the new bulb with your fingers as it is a halogen bulb and the oil on your fingers will cause a hot spot on it, causing it to fail SOON. If you happen to touch the glass part of the headlight bulb, clean it with rubbing alcohol. Reverse the steps...go eat dinner.
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Identify the blown bulb. Note that if a headlight bulb has blown, the dip beam is on the outside and the high beam is on the inside. Turn off the ignition switch and light switches.
Open the hood and replace any blown headlight bulbs. Press the plastic spring clips and remove the bulb holder from the assembly. Pull the bulb out of the bulb holder and replace it with a new bulb. It only fits one way. Be sure not to touch the bulb's glass. Replace any parking lights at the same time, they are in the headlamp unit too.
Remove the front turn signal light unit in the bumper to change the turn signal bulb. Push gently on the inside edge and insert a blade between the bumper and the lens at the outside edge. Compress the spring and remove the lens. Fit a new lamp by inserting it into the plug. The side marker light is changed using a similar process.
Open the trunk to replace the rear fog light, stop light, tail light, reversing light and turn signal light. Remove the rear light cover and turn the bulb holder fastener 90 degrees counter clockwise. Remove the expired bulb, fit a new one and replace the parts, turning the bulb holder clockwise.
I had a similar problem I had to fool around with the circuitry of the way the signal gets to lights. pull a bulb and try to replace the one that seems to be burning out and if the problem still persist after checking all the bulbs and replacing the ones that may be burnt (you will see discolaration or blackness on the bulb itself) then it could be the turn signal switch itself $150 to replace and a couple of hrs to replace because the harness is located under the dash and has to be removed to get to the harness as well as the airbag being disabled.
Rear Turn Signal, Brake & Parking Lights
The taillamps, stoplamps and rear turn signals lamps are all incorporated into the rear taillamps. The taillamps are lit whenever the parking lamps or headlamps are in operation. The rear turn signal lamps flash with the front turn signal lamps whenever a turn is indicated with the turn signal/headlamp dimmer switch. The stoplamps light whenever the brake pedal is depressed and the stoplamp switch is closed.
The trim panel is likely held in place with retainers like this. Back out the screw to release tension on the pin legs and remove the fastener
The taillamp is retained by plastic wingnuts
Remove the plastic wing nuts from the taillamp housing
Remove the taillamp housing from the vehicle to service the light bulbs
Open the rear compartment (trunk).
If equipped, unhook the convenience net that stretches between the taillamps. It is attached to hooks molded into the plastic taillamp assembly retaining wingnuts. Loosen the rear compartment trim panel. It is retained by plastic pins with a screw in the center. Back out the screw to release any tension on the plastic pin legs, and pull the trim (thin carpet-like material) for access to the taillamps.
Remove the plastic taillamp assembly retaining wingnuts.
Remove the taillamp assembly from the vehicle and service the light bulbs as required.
Installation is the reverse of the removal process.
This may be right.I got this third hand.. works on later models. Above the area of the turn signal there will be a piece of black plastic that extends from the left side of the front of the car to the right. In this case if its the driver side pull up the plastic tab holding down the plastic strip in front of the battery directly above the headlight and lift it up. This will expose a screw that retains the front signal/driving light housing. Remove screw and carefully slide housing forward. Once out remove bulb and replace. This should only take 5 minutes, works on either side
Open your lift gate and you will notice the lamps are incased in a black plastic housing. There are 3 star screws you need to remove in order to pull out the housing and change the bulb. You may need to buy a a special screwdriver or bit for one.