How to replace the pigtail wire harness for the lowbeam
The pigtail clip for the lowbeam headlight bulb on passenger side is burned. Got a new part but not sure how to take the headlight apart in order to replace the pigtail. Would appreciate any help you can give.
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You can fix it yourself you just need to find out where the shortage is. If its up close to the bulb then its not a big deal to change. Just go to an auto parts store and get a new headlight pigtail for it then splice it in. If its further up the harness it can be a little bit more difficult.
Check your Light Relay. Your owners' manual should show you which relay it is. I believe GM splits the power to the left and right sides of the car in the Relay assembly. There should be a small box under the hood. You may just need to WD40 a corroded terminal and the Relay itself may be okay. Another thing you can try is clicking the Hazard switch several times. The Flash to Pass feature on the Turn Stalk works the high beam, but some of the headlight controls go through the Turn switch.
If all the above fail, try turning off the Autolamp feature and see if the Headlight switch will work on plain off and on like the old cars. It is good that you checked the wiring.
Open the hood. Locate the two 10 mm coolant
reservoir retaining bolts on the passenger side of the vehicle and then
remove them using the ratchet and socket.
Remove the 10 mm bracket retaining bolt using the ratchet and socket. Remove the bracket.
Position the coolant reservoir out of the way to gain access to backside of the headlight assembly.
Turn the large plastic headlight cover counterclockwise to remove it from the back of the headlight assembly. Remove the cover.
Disconnect the wire harness clips from the headlight blades by pulling them off.
Press in and then upward on the headlight retaining ring holding the headlight bulb in place. Remove the bulb.
the new composite headlight into place without touching the glass bulb.
Skin oils will greatly reduce and compromise the longevity of a halogen
the retaining ring to secure the headlight into the headlight assembly.
Plug the wire harness onto the blade of the headlight and test for
function. Reassemble the remaining components by reversing the
my 2004 s60 has a message of "BULB FAILURE LOW BEAM" i have just replaced both low beams 2 months ago. before it was just out on left side and again it is only the driver side that is out. Does anybody know if this is a reoccuring problem in '04 s60 models? How do I fix it?