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How do I replace the highbeam headlight on a 2002 Impala?

The bulb exploded when water from a carwash loosened the headlight cover. The dealer wants to replace the entire headlight assembly for more than $300. It seems there must be a way to replace the bulb and reseal the headlight cover. Am I wrong?

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  • fergie202000 May 18, 2009

    I have had the same problem. I have noticed other Impalas of this same body style driving around with fogged headlight lens. The seal has been broken that is for sure. We just got some 2 part poxy and sealed the headlight. You can get the bulbs out from behind. You will need a flathead screwdriver to press the connectors down to get to the bulbs. Pretty easy fix. I think there are 3 connectors that keep the headlight lens in place.



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There are headlight assemblies available on Ebay for as low as $50 each. I removed mine and drilled a couple 3/8" holes in the bottom to drain the water, and had no more problems.
The headlights are easy to remove. There are two white tabs on each light. Pull them up about 1/2" and the headlight can be pulled out straight forward (after unplugging the wires).

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