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Are one of the 4 bolts you must remove to take out the headlight assembly in an 05 towncar located in the wheel well? The first three were easy to find, I cannot find the fourth. Thankyou Bruce.

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There is not 4 th there is a tab you have to press down it is on the headlight assembly top of it

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SOURCE: Change Headlight Assemblies in Jeep Gr Chk 96-98

I had wrongly heard that the bumper and grill had to be removed to access the headlight assemblies (i.e the lens and relfectors).
ALL that is needed is some patience and a small pry bar or very large screwdriver.
The light assembly is Pulled out of three Ball Sockets that mate with 6-8 in long adjusting screws.
To remove the light assembly, it Helps if the grill is removed (2 phillips screws on top of grill and 2 inside the upper left and right hand sides).
Then, with your fingers, pull sharply on the side of the lens assembly, often just popping 2 of the 3 ball sockets. Now, use a large flat blade screwdriver to wedge into the side or back of the assembly and use it as a lever to pry the assembly forward, popping the remaining socket.

Using a counterclockwise (normal reverse) rotation, remove the retaining ring for the bulb and carefully remove the bulb - laying it down onto a CLEAN paper towel, rag, or insert it into the cuff of a dry clean rubber/vinyl glove. To replace the bulb at this time (a good idea!), use a medium size flatblade screwdriver to remove the blue retainer prongs from the bulb socket and pry off off the male plug. Cover the new bulb in a paper towel or glove and place the retaining Collar onto the back of the bulb, with the Beveled side facing back (the engine compartment). Plug the male connector onto the back of the bulb. Lay the bulb down on a clean paper or glove.

To replace the housing/assembly, press the bulb into the back of the assembly and rotate the collar clockwise one-quarter turn. Make sure it is Tight!

Now, peering through the cracks on the sides, align the sockets with the screws you can see and press the housing forward, hopefully snapping one or more sockets. Usually some of the sockets will Not reconnect immediately. Using your fist or a small Rubber/plastic mallet, smack the front of the lens until you can hear or feel the sockets snap into place.
Dont be too hard or you may crack the lens!

Aim/Adjust the lense using small Torx driver. There are two - the one inside, near the grill adjusts the Toe-In/Out (left to right movement) and the outer adjusts the Vertical (up/down).

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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Open the hood and make sure the car and the lights are off.
Remove the plastic protective cover.There are 3 knobs,turn halfway and pull.Put aside and out of the way.
Remove the three pins that are holding the light assembly in place.These are flat rods with a little bend at the end.
Twist and un-plug the lights,now you can remove the whole lens.
The light bulbs can also be removed and replaced from this point.
Make sure all the bulbs are working before you put it back together.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to remove complete headlight assembly on a '07 escalade

moz-screenshot.jpgmoz-screenshot-1.jpgmoz-screenshot-2.jpgBolts are located on the top, left upper grille side and right lower through outer fender assy.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Buick LeSabre. How to remove headlight

the bolts you are looking to remove are located on the top of the light housing. It only takes 2 of them to remove the housing. One is about 6 to 8 inches long, and the other one is much shorter than that. Just unscrew and remove them, and pull the housing straight out.

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SOURCE: How to change the whole headlight assembly on a 05 Honda CRV

You have to remove the front bumper and grill etc

There are 5 bolts holding the headlight assembly in place. 2 at the top and 3 underneath.

Remove the plastic cross piece by prising out the clips and then the grille clips too then unbolt the bolts eithr side under the wheel arch. The bumper is still fastened using cips. Pull the bumper forward to unclip.

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The headlight assembly is held in by 4 "star" bolts (size 25); 2 visible on the top of the assembly, 2 not visible or easily accessible.

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1. Jack up the car on the side you are replacing, remove wheel.
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Hello gary..... This is not a bad job. Here are the steps.

  1. Engage the parking break and remove the keys from the ignition before attempting any repairs. Make sure you've turned the headlight switch to the off position.

  2. Open the hood by first pulling the interior hood release lever located below the steering wheel under the instrument panel. Then, walk around to the front of the pickup and push up on the safety catch located in the opening beneath the center of the grill. Lift the hood and secure it.

  3. Unscrew the expanding fastener from the headlight welt, if equipped. Use a screwdriver to remove the three screws that hold it in place. However, not all Dodge Rams of this generation have this feature.

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Open the hood and make sure the car and the lights are off.
Remove the plastic protective cover.There are 3 knobs,turn halfway and pull.Put aside and out of the way.
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