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On that year and make of car you don't replace the headlight unit, just the bulb. Usually you have to open the hood and you can get to the bulb from that back side of the headlight housing. You give the holder/socket about a 1/4 turn and then pull it back and away; once clear of the assembly you'll see the bulb in the part you just took out. The bulb just pulls straight out of the holder. Sometimes getting to the back of the headlight assembly is really hard, sometimes not. Just go to your local auto parts store to purchase the replacement. The one warning is to never touch the bulb with your bare hands (fingers). The oil from your body will cause the bulb to burn out. Either wear rubber gloves when handling the bulb or a clean rag. To be extra sure, once you install the bulb in the socket, wipe it off with an alcohol wipe, then install it back into the headlight assembly.

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