Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

1 Answer

How do you change the passenger side headlight...?

How do you get to the bulb...?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 40 Answers

You have to remove the headlight assembly or have really small hands

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 1056 Answers

SOURCE: changed passenger side headlight bulb,

Changing the bulb should not have affected the housing adjustments.

The bulb is just inserted into the headlight housing. The adjustments on the headlight housing is what adjusts the alignment of the headlights.

Did you maybe not get the bulb not seated correctly in the socket? Or didn't get the socket not seated correctly into the housing?

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • 345 Answers

SOURCE: How do I change the passenger side headlight bulb on my 2004 Beetle Conv.

there is a little lever at the back of the headlight just to one side,lift it up and gentle pull the light.this lever is black and can be very tight oil the slides well before you put it back in

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

emissionwiz
  • 76846 Answers

SOURCE: change headlight

Behind the low beam and high beam lamps, on the back of the assembly, you can see and feel a round, cup-like, hard plastic piece. This is really just a rubber cap covering a plastic cylindrical housing, and is the "back-door" for lamp access. This rubber cap, or lid, can be pulled off with your fingers...if you can grip it just right and pull off. If this is too hard to do, then take a flat tip screwdriver and gently "pry" it off. Once you see how it is attached, your going to do a 180 and say, "gee, this is a pretty easy design" ! The bulbs do not pull out!! They are removed with a 90 degree twist.
If you are going to replace the passenger side low beam remove the air cleaner assembly first. To do this remove the cross brace, then the 3 screws on the air cleaner assembly. This will give you easy access to the bulb assembly. Test the bulb before you reassemble. ADDITIONAL OPTION: On each side of the assembly, you will see a small, thin release bar that will pull up (I needed a small pliers to get one loose). Once both are in the "up" position, the entire assembly can be gently eased out. You won't get far because the other bulbs are still plugged in. However, you don't have to unplug any of the other bulbs or remove the air cleaner. Easing out the assembly simply proves more room for your hand to get a better angle at the bulbs. I simply reached around and removed the old bulbs as specified above and did the reverse to insert the new ones.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I cannot move the passenger side headlight out to change the bulb

I had this happen to me. It does come out just like the owners manual says but what it doesn't tell you is how hard it is for the assembly to come out. I thought I was going to brake it before it popped out, but I was so mad I didn't care anymore. I had dirt and grime binding in the assembly. Once I had it out I cleaned it up and it went back into place with out any problems.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

techbuster
  • 5081 Answers

SOURCE: How to change the headlight bulb on the passenger

Step 1 - Raise the hood and remove the 4 push-in retainers that go along the top of the front grille. These are each two part retainers - remove both parts by prying with a small screwdriver. Nothing comes off here - this just makes the grille loose for maneuvering the headlight assembly around to get it in and out.
Step 2 - Remove the "bow tie" trim piece that runs from headlight to headlight thru the middle of the front grille - it is cheap plastic so do this carefully (mine looks like chrome with the Chevy 'bow tie' in the center). To do this, use a flat-bladed screwdriver and a rag (to protect the headlight). This trim part comes off - I started at the driver's side and work toward the passenger side. Place the rag below the trim on the headlight. Carefully pry up on the trim piece with the screwdriver and work the trim with your fingers until it pops out of the headlight assembly catch. There are lock tabs on both the top and bottom of this trim piece when you get to the grille area. Work your way down the trim piece by prying wherever you locate a tab and protecting with the rag as you go until the "bow tie" trim piece comes off. The headlight assembly catches are the tightest. Set it off to the side so you don't step on it or scratch it.
Step 3 - Unbolt the light assembly. There are two hex-headed screws on top and one 10MM down inside (towards the center of the car). Remove these 3 bolts.
Step 4 - Remove the assembly - There are 2 guide tabs in the lower outside part of the light assembly (opposite the 10MM screw). Wiggle the assembly while pulling out (forward). When the tabs clear, lift up on the headlight and it should be easy to work the rest of the way out to gain access to the headlamp.

Step 5 - remove and replace the bulb - it is halogen so you DO NOT touch it with your fingers because the finger oil will cause a hot spot and the bulb will burn out fast. Handle the new bulb with a clean cloth - a clean sock works well.

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i fit a side front off side bulb in my 2002 ford escort van diesel 55


Instructions
  1. Make sure the the headlight switch is in the off position.
  2. Open the bonnet to the Escort.
  3. Locate the back side of the headlight assembly to the headlight that needs to be changed (driver's side or passenger side) from inside the front the engine compartment.
  4. Unplug the wires from the back of the bulb.
  5. Turn the back of the bulb housing counterclockwise one-third of a turn until the bulb and wire harness are released from the headlight assembly.
  6. Unplug the wire harness from the bulb socket.
  7. If using Halogen headlight replacement and be careful not to touch the glass bulb part. Handle it by the socket at the bottom of the headlight.
  8. Plug the wire harness into the new headlight replacement.
  9. Align the tabs on the headlight housing to the slots in the headlight assembly and insert the bulb into the assembly. Twist the headlight one-third of a turn clockwise until it locks into place.

Dec 03, 2014 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do you change the headlight bulb in a 2000 kia sportage


drivers side is easy but the passenger side you have to remove the whole headlight by the bolts in the front to change the bulb its a pain in the ****

Oct 02, 2011 | 2000 Kia Sportage

2 Answers

Bulb replacement for passenger side low beam on 2003 Mazda6


Google "mazda6club" - a very good forum and search "changing headlight bulb. Hope this helps.
Cheers,Peter

Mar 01, 2010 | 2003 Mazda Mazda6

1 Answer

2004 yaris how do you change headlight bulb passenger side as there is no room for your hands to get in


to change passenger side headlight bulb,on 04 plate yaris, remove bulb cover at rear of lamp,take off fuse box,although this only gives you slightly more room,and have someone with small hands,replace bulb,as it is nearly impossible if you have large hands.It is awkward but can be done,EVENTUALLY.

Feb 05, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Yaris

2 Answers

I would like to change a headlight bulb on a 2003 nissan Altima passenger side how do i do it?


i found answer on Yahoo Answers and Nissan forum. Thanks anyway but don't answer.

Jan 26, 2010 | 2003 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

When low beam headlight is on passenger sign is


Try this to eliminate new bulbs for both sides:
With a partner behind the wheel:
PULL out the bulbs one at a time. Keep them plugged in. While you are holding the bulb - have your partner click and HOLD the High Beam Selection. This causes the Low Beam and High Beam filaments to both go on and stay on.
Check both sides this way.
While the bulbs are out, look at the filaments that did not illuminate. Are they broken, bent, or have indications they are burnt out?
You can also change to bulbs (left to right, right to left) and recheck using the above method of holding the high beam selector and checking the filaments.

Jan 04, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

I can't get to the high beam bulbs on our 2005 Odyssey. How do I remove the headlight for easier access to the bulbs?


The procedure doesn't call for removing the headlight assembly. It is as follows:
The high beam headlight bulb and the low beam headlight bulb are replaced the same way.

Open the hood. To change the high beam headlight bulb on the passenger’s side, remove the power steering fluid reservoir from its holder by pulling it straight up.

Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pushing on the tab and pulling the connector down.

Remove the bulb by turning it one quarter turn counterclockwise.

Insert the new bulb into the hole and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way.

Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

If you replaced the high beam headlight bulb on the passenger’s side, reinstall the power steering fluid reservoir.

Hope this helps, but if you are having some specific problem leave a more detailed comment and I will try to help you.

Dec 26, 2009 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

2005 Jeep Liberty Sport. Headlights. Passenger Side is dim


TEST
remove both bulbs from the lamps but leave them on their wires switch on and see if the bulbs are still different brightness if not they the passenger side lamp housing has damaged mirror is dirty or missalined and needs adjustment. if they are different brightness then this may be a earthing problem.


Nov 13, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT Logo

Related Topics:

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8575 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...