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How to change the headlight bulb on a 2001 mitsubishi galant?

I cant quite figure out how to get it all undone to change the headlight bulb

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On either side of the headlight wiring assembly, in the engine compartment, you will find 2 small tabs. They are located to the sides and towards the bulb of the plastic assembly. Press these 2 tabs in while pulling the wire assembly out. Remove the rubber gasket and unhook the wire spring holding the bulb in place. The bulb come right out. The bulbs are halogen so do not handle the new bulb by the glass.

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • rmbbkr May 08, 2009

    Most of the other bulbs, tail lights, turn signals, etc, are replaced by turning them 1/4 and pulling out though. At least on my 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant.

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You shouldnt have to pull the whole lens assembly.On the back of the lens assembly(inside engine compartment)you should find what looks like a big round nut where the wires go in.unscrew that nut and your headlight should come out and you can insert the new one.Its a halogen bulb.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • RAYMOND TATTERS Jan 28, 2016

    I need to find a replacement wire retaining spring for holding bulb into headlight bezel

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