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99 cutlass supreme headlight bulb replacement

Driver side low beam bulb burned out, bought replacement bulb, cannot access back of headlight assembly to make switch, or see how to remove assembly to access back either, headlight has seal on it that attaches front glass to back half, don't want to have to open it, how do i get to the burnt out bulb?

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Look at the top of the headlight assembly. There is a plastic panel on top of the assembly that is held in place by two plastic pins. Remove those pins by lifting the center of the pin and then pull out the pin. Remove the panel. Then you will find two small plastic levers that will lift about 1/2 inch. They do not come out but they will release two studs that secure the assembly. After the assembly is released, slide it forward to access the bulbs you need to replace. Installation is the reverse of these procedures.

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