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I just replaced the bulbs for the headlamps as one was not working. Now neither of the new bulbs and the old one that was good works.

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Why won't the front turn signal work? I just replaced the entire headlamp assembly on 2005 Chevy Malibu.

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then need to check the voltage at the connector.
A test light is easiest way from a good ground to each terminal.
if flashing the ground connection could be corroded.
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1993 subaru legacy headlamp replacement

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Trying to replace headlights and cannot get cover off...

Hi there,

In order to replace the headlamp bulbs make sure your headlight is off. Firstly, remove the bolt from the headlight housing. At the back of the headlamp, pry up and remove the two retrianer pins to release the headlamp assembly from the vehicle and pull headlamp forward then remove the protective dust shield from the housing by turning the dust shield counterclockwise when viewed from the rear. After that, you can disconnect electrical connector from the bulb by pulling rearward and then remove the bulb retaining ring by rotating it counterclockwise.

Furthermore, remove the old pulling it straight out of lamp assembly. To install the new bulb, handle halogen headlamp bulb carefully grasping the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass ol from your hand which may cause the bulb to break. This way, next time you want to install a new bulb in lamp assembly, you can do that by pushing it straight in with the flat surface of bulb's plastic base facing upward. You may also need to turn the bulb slightly to align the grooves in plastic base with the tabs in lamp assembly.

Install the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base and lock the ring by rotating clockwise until it snaps into place. Then connect the electrical connector to bulb. Install the protective dust shield and lock the shield by rotating it clockwise until it locks into place. Also, carefully position the headlamp assembly onto the vehicle and hold the headlamp assembly snugly against the vehicle and install the retainer pins straight down to lock lamp into place.

Before reinstalling the bolt make sure the retainer pins are fully seated and install the bolt on the headlamp housing. Turn the lights on and make sure they work well and that they are aligned correctly. If you can do all these, that is fine. In any case you can not do this, then take the vehicle go to an auto parts store. I am sure they will be of help.

Good luck!

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What is the process for replacing the headlamp

Replacing headlamp bulbs
Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully
and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the
bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the
glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb
to break the next time the headlamps are
If the bulb is accidentally touched, it should be
cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.
To remove the headlamp bulb:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in OFF position,
then open the hood. If you are replacing the driver
side headlamp, unclip the electronic module on the
right side of the battery and move it out of the way.
2. Locate the headlamp bulb through the hole in the
upper radiator support assembly.
3. Release clip and
disconnect the
electrical connector
from the bulb.
4. Remove the bulb
retaining ring by
rotating it
(when viewed from the
rear) about 1/8 turn to
free it from the bulb socket, and slide the ring off
the plastic base. Keep the ring to retain the new
5. With out turning, remove the old bulb from the
lamp assembly by gently pulling it straight out of the
lamp assembly.

To install the new bulb:
1. With the flat side of
the bulb’s plastic base
facing upward, insert
the glass end of the
bulb into the lamp
assembly. You may
need to turn the bulb left or right to align the
grooves in the plastic base with the tabs in the lamp
assembly. When the grooves are aligned, push the
bulb into the lamp assembly until the plastic base
contacts the rear of the lamp assembly.
2. Install the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base
until it contacts the rear of the socket by rotating
clockwise until you feel a “stop.”
3. Install the electrical connector into the rear of the
plastic base until it snaps, locking it into position.
4. Turn the headlamps on and make sure they work
properly. If the headlamp was correctly aligned
before you changed the bulb, you should not need to
align it again.

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How do I Remove Headlight Assembly on my 1998 Eclipse and is there anyplace I can go to get a diagram

Things You'll Need:
  • Replacement Headlamp 60/55W H13
  1. Open the hood and find the front headlamp assembly.
  2. Depress the black tap holding the harness connector to the headlamp assembly. Pull the connector toward you to remove it.
  3. Turn the bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove the headlamp from the car.
  4. Check the new bulb against the old bulb for an exact match. The wattage and rating should be the same or the headlamp may not work correctly and could damage the vehicle.
  5. Insert the new bulb into the assembly and turn clockwise.
  6. Reconnect the harness connector by firmly reinserting it into the back of the assembly.
  7. Turn on the headlamps to check the alignment of the replaced bulb.
Tips & Warnings
  1. Vehicle headlamps can get extremely hot, make sure the lights are off for a significant amount of time before touching them.
  2. Halogen bulbs shatter easily, so handle with care

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1. Unplug the three-prong electrical connector.
2. Pull off rubber boot on back of headlamp
3. A spring clip holds the bulb in the assembly. Un-hook one side and swing the clip back.
4. Slide the old bulb straight out.
5.Wearing disposable gloves so that skin oil doesn't get on the new bulb, open the new bulb's package and insert the new bulb straight into the holder, making sure it goes all the way to the front. The middle electrical prong should be up.
6. Swing the retaining spring back and re-clip.
7. Slide the rubber boot back on the rear of the assembly, making sure that the electrical prongs are exposed.
8. Re-connect the three-prong electrical connector.
9. Turn on lights and make sure it works.

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Double check you have a good connection on the bulb, they can sometimes be a bit tricky to get locked on good.
Also German cars usually have a fuse for the left and right headlight so check those out. And finally, can't rule out a bad new bulb. Good luck.

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SECTION 417-01: Exterior Lighting 2001 Villager Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Bulb —Headlamp Removal
  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: The halogen bulb contains gas under pressure. The bulb may shatter if the glass envelope is scratched or if the bulb is dropped. Handle the bulb only by its base. Grasp the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass envelope.
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    NOTE: Make sure that the headlamp switch and the ignition switch are in the OFF position.
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    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
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    1. Remove the headlamp bulb.
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  1. Install the headlamp bulb.
    1. Install the headlamp bulb.
    1. Install the headlamp bulb retainer by rotating it clockwise about one-eighth of a turn.
    1. Connect the electrical connector.
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