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How do i access bulb housing to change out bulb? I tried to remove head lamp assembly without much luck. Is there another way to access bulb socket?

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Normally if you raise the hood theres acess to it from back side

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Trying to change a front right head light


I have put together a general doucment covering the exterior lights for the Uplander. I have also included the bulb types. It will take some disassembly to reach the lights>>>>

Chevy Uplander (2005) Headlight bulb or turn signal replacement:


It is important to ensure all lights are working for the safety of you and others on the road.


Headlight:

In order to gain access to the head light bulbs, the headlight assembly must be removed. There no easy way to gain access to the lamps with the assembly installed. Open hood. Use 10mm wrench to remove faster on top of the light assembly closest to the rubber hood rest. You then need to remove the silver looking pin near the grill. This pin is snapped in place. Rotate counter clockwise and then pull pin straight out. The light assembly will now have to be pulled past the front header panel near the grill. Use care as the light is pulled past the grill panel. When you have this done there is one more fastener holding the light to the vehicle. On the far out side edge of the light near the fender panel, there is a ball socket fastener holding the light to the vehicle internal frame. Pull straight forward to pull the ball pin out of the socket. It will take a lot of force, but be careful as you apply force and pull light out forward. My light took some wiggling up and down, left and right until the ball released. Once the light is out, the lights are accessible. Both the normal and high beam light sockets rotate counter clockwise to remove from the headlight housing. There is a very tight detent in the counter clock rotation which took a fair amount of force. Once it "clicks" past that point during rotation, the light socket was able to be pulled from the light housing. The light bulb pulls straight out of the socket. Please use a clean towel or gloves to protect your fingers. Bulbs can sometimes crack and cut your fingers. Also, when you install the new lamps, use a towel or cloves as not to get oil on the glass which can cause uneven heating of the glass and crack it under use.


With the light assembly out, it is now easy to reach down into the vehicle to change the turn signal. This lamp is colored since the turn signal lens is clear.


Once bulbs are replaced, please test them before reassembly just in case of any issues. The headlight assembly ball socket will snap back into place easy. Once that is in, press the rest of the light back to its normal place. When the holes are lined up, please the silver colored rod back into its slots all the way down the inside of the light assembly. It then can be rotated and locked back into place. Reinstall the 10mm bolt on top of the light assembly near the rubber hood rest. Again check the lights to insure nothing is out of order.


Rear Lights:

To gain access to the bulbs to the real light assemblies, you must remove the light housings. Open up the rear hatch. Use a T30 Torex screwdriver and remove the two screws on the inside of light. Once those are out, the light assembly can be pulled out slightly from the vehicle. On the side of the van, the light assembly is held in place by two snap fasteners. Pull the light towards the rear of the vehicle to disengage the outside edge fasteners. Once done, the light assembly will be loose and the bulb sockets are accessible. They rotate counter clockwise release from the housing. The bulbs themselves pull straight out of the socket. Please use a towel to protect your hands and to make sure no oil gets on the bulb surface. Once done, reinstall the light assembly by first lining up the two plastic fasteners on the outside edge to the vehicle panel and press the light assembly to the vehicle. Reinstall the two screws and test light. Be sure to have someone press the brake for you to ensure your brake light works.



Bulbs:

Front:


Low beam/ high beam lights: (12362LL) Phillips (H11LL)

Front Turn Signal: 4157NAK amber color

Corner marker lamp: 194FH4 clear


Rear:

Brake/turn light: 4157LL (clear lamp)

Lower back up light and top running light: 3057XX (Wagner) (clear lamp)


Dec 29, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Uplander

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Rear turn signal b ulb burned out - How to replace


Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights
  1. Remove the tail light assembly screws, then the assembly.
  2. Disconnect the twist lock socket from the lens housing. NOTE: To remove the bulb, turn the twist lock socket (at the rear of the housing) counterclockwise 1?4 turn, then remove the socket with the bulb; replace the bulb if defective. Fig. 7: Remove the tail light assembly screws, then the assembly - wagon shown 86816223.jpg Fig. 8: Twist the socket counterclockwise to remove from the housing 86816225.jpg Fig. 9: This type of bulb simply can be pulled out of the socket for replacement 86816226.jpg To install:
  3. Attach the socket assemblies to the back of the lamp unit.
  4. Install the lamp assembly to the vehicle with the mounting screws.
License Plate Light
  1. Remove the lens screws.
  2. Once the lens is removed you, can access the bulb and replace if needed. To install:
  3. Install the new bulb, then attach the lens to the body of the vehicle.
Center High Mount Stop Lamp
  1. Remove the screws securing the lamp cover.
  2. Remove the mounting nuts, then unplug the electrical harness to the lamp assembly.
  3. The lamp now should come out. To install:
  4. Position the lamp assembly to the vehicle, then attach the electrical harness to the lamp.
  5. Install the mounting nut, tighten to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  6. Attach the lamp cover. Fig. 10: Exploded view of the center high mount stop lamp assembly - wagon shown 86816230.gif
    Fig. 11: Light bulb application chart for all models with non-European headlamps 86816237.gif
    Fig. 12: Light bulb application chart for Buicks with European headlamps 86816235.gif
    Fig. 13: Light bulb application chart for Oldsmobiles with European headlamps 86816236.gif
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Dec 19, 2010 | 1994 Buick Century

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How do you change front turn signal bulb


I have written a procedure for all the lamps plus a lamp list. Hope this helps you....

Todd

Chevy Uplander (2005) Headlight bulb or turn signal replacement:


It is important to ensure all lights are working for the safety of you and others on the road.


Headlight:

In order to gain access to the head light bulbs, the headlight assembly must be removed. There no easy way to gain access to the lamps with the assembly installed. Open hood. Use 10mm wrench to remove faster on top of the light assembly closest to the rubber hood rest. You then need to remove the silver looking pin near the grill. This pin is snapped in place. Rotate counter clockwise and then pull pin straight out. The light assembly will now have to be pulled past the front header panel near the grill. Use care as the light is pulled past the grill panel. When you have this done there is one more fastener holding the light to the vehicle. On the far out side edge of the light near the fender panel, there is a ball socket fastener holding the light to the vehicle internal frame. Pull straight forward to pull the ball pin out of the socket. It will take a lot of force, but be careful as you apply force and pull light out forward. My light took some wiggling up and down, left and right until the ball released. Once the light is out, the lights are accessible. Both the normal and high beam light sockets rotate counter clockwise to remove from the headlight housing. There is a very tight detent in the counter clock rotation which took a fair amount of force. Once it "clicks" past that point during rotation, the light socket was able to be pulled from the light housing. The light bulb pulls straight out of the socket. Please use a clean towel or gloves to protect your fingers. Bulbs can sometimes crack and cut your fingers. Also, when you install the new lamps, use a towel or cloves as not to get oil on the glass which can cause uneven heating of the glass and crack it under use.


With the light assembly out, it is now easy to reach down into the vehicle to change the turn signal. This lamp is colored since the turn signal lens is clear.


Once bulbs are replaced, please test them before reassembly just in case of any issues. The headlight assembly ball socket will snap back into place easy. Once that is in, press the rest of the light back to its normal place. When the holes are lined up, place the silver colored rod back into its slots all the way down the inside of the light assembly. It then can be rotated and locked back into place. Reinstall the 10mm bolt on top of the light assembly near the rubber hood rest. Again check the lights to insure nothing is out of order.


Rear Lights:

To gain access to the bulbs to the real light assemblies, you must remove the light housings. Open up the rear hatch. Use a T30 Torex screwdriver and remove the two screws on the inside of light. Once those are out, the light assembly can be pulled out slightly from the vehicle. On the side of the van, the light assembly is held in place by two snap fasteners. Pull the light towards the rear of the vehicle to disengage the outside edge fasteners. Once done, the light assembly will be loose and the bulb sockets are accessible. They rotate counter clockwise release from the housing. The bulbs themselves pull straight out of the socket. Please use a towel to protect your hands and to make sure no oil gets on the bulb surface. Once done, reinstall the light assembly by first lining up the two plastic fasteners on the outside edge to the vehicle panel and press the light assembly to the vehicle. Reinstall the two screws and test light. Be sure to have someone press the brake for you to ensure your brake light works.



Bulbs:

Front:


Low beam/ high beam lights: (12362LL) Phillips (H11LL)

Front Turn Signal: 4157NAK amber color

Corner marker lamp: 194FH4 clear


Rear:

Brake/turn light: 4157LL (clear lamp)

Lower back up light and top running light: 3057XX (Wagner) (clear lamp)

Dec 18, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Uplander

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Need to replace front turn signal bulb


I have written up a proceedure for my 2005. It should still work for a 2007. I also have a bulb list at the end. Your owners manual also gives a good discription on how to remove the head light. Unfortunally, the head light assembley has to be pulled out to reach the back side of the front turn signal. Hope this helps...

Todd.

Chevy Uplander (2005) Headlight bulb or turn signal replacement:


It is important to ensure all lights are working for the safety of you and others on the road.


Headlight:

In order to gain access to the head light bulbs, the headlight assembly must be removed. There no easy way to gain access to the lamps with the assembly installed. Open hood. Use 10mm wrench to remove faster on top of the light assembly closest to the rubber hood rest. You then need to remove the silver looking pin near the grill. This pin is snapped in place. Rotate counter clockwise and then pull pin straight out. The light assembly will now have to be pulled past the front header panel near the grill. Use care as the light is pulled past the grill panel. When you have this done there is one more fastener holding the light to the vehicle. On the far out side edge of the light near the fender panel, there is a ball socket fastener holding the light to the vehicle internal frame. Pull straight forward to pull the ball pin out of the socket. It will take a lot of force, but be careful as you apply force and pull light out forward. My light took some wiggling up and down, left and right until the ball released. Once the light is out, the lights are accessible. Both the normal and high beam light sockets rotate counter clockwise to remove from the headlight housing. There is a very tight detent in the counter clock rotation which took a fair amount of force. Once it "clicks" past that point during rotation, the light socket was able to be pulled from the light housing. The light bulb pulls straight out of the socket. Please use a clean towel or gloves to protect your fingers. Bulbs can sometimes crack and cut your fingers. Also, when you install the new lamps, use a towel or cloves as not to get oil on the glass which can cause uneven heating of the glass and crack it under use.


With the light assembly out, it is now easy to reach down into the vehicle to change the turn signal. This lamp is colored since the turn signal lens is clear.


Once bulbs are replaced, please test them before reassembly just in case of any issues. The headlight assembly ball socket will snap back into place easy. Once that is in, press the rest of the light back to its normal place. When the holes are lined up, place the silver colored rod back into its slots all the way down the inside of the light assembly. It then can be rotated and locked back into place. Reinstall the 10mm bolt on top of the light assembly near the rubber hood rest. Again check the lights to insure nothing is out of order.


Rear Lights:

To gain access to the bulbs to the real light assemblies, you must remove the light housings. Open up the rear hatch. Use a T30 Torex screwdriver and remove the two screws on the inside of light. Once those are out, the light assembly can be pulled out slightly from the vehicle. On the side of the van, the light assembly is held in place by two snap fasteners. Pull the light towards the rear of the vehicle to disengage the outside edge fasteners. Once done, the light assembly will be loose and the bulb sockets are accessible. They rotate counter clockwise release from the housing. The bulbs themselves pull straight out of the socket. Please use a towel to protect your hands and to make sure no oil gets on the bulb surface. Once done, reinstall the light assembly by first lining up the two plastic fasteners on the outside edge to the vehicle panel and press the light assembly to the vehicle. Reinstall the two screws and test light. Be sure to have someone press the brake for you to ensure your brake light works.



Bulbs:

Front:


Low beam/ high beam lights: (12362LL) Phillips (H11LL)

Front Turn Signal: 4157NAK amber color

Corner marker lamp: 194FH4 clear


Rear:

Brake/turn light: 4157LL (clear lamp)

Lower back up light and top running light: 3057XX (Wagner) (clear lamp)

Dec 03, 2010 | 2007 Chevrolet Uplander

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How to change a front turn light in a 1996 taurus.


Lamps, Parking Front Lamp-Lamp Assembly, Taurus
Removal and Installation
  1. Remove Headlamp (13008) as outlined.
Headlamp Assembly
Removal and Installation
  1. ani_caut.gif WARNING: THE REPLACEABLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CONTAINS GAS UNDER PRESSURE. THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB MAY SHATTER IF THE GLASS ENVELOPE IS SCRATCHED OR THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB IS DROPPED. HANDLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CAREFULLY. GRASP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB ONLY BY ITS PLASTIC BASE. AVOID TOUCHING GLASS ENVELOPE. KEEP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
    Position headlamp switch (11654) and headlamp time delay switch (13736) in the OFF position.
  1. Remove two bolts retaining headlamp (13008) to upper support assembly and loosen pinch bolt. Remove headlamp assembly from vehicle.
  1. Remove park lamp bulb and socket (Sable only) and headlamp bulb and socket from Headlamp Assembly as outlined.


    Headlamp Assembly (Taurus Shown, Sable Similar)


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  1. Turn lamp socket and wiring (13410) assembly 1/2 turn counterclockwise and remove from parking lamp (13200) housing.
  1. Remove screw from park/turn signal housing.
  1. Using 1/4 inch drive socket extension and swivel, insert tool through two access holes in upper radiator support. Remove screws from park/turn signal housing.
  1. Remove parking lamp from vehicle.
  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure.


    Front Lamp-Lamp Assembly, Taurus


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Nov 19, 2010 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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I need to replace rear tail light bulbs on 1996 Saturn SL1


COUPE The side marker lights for the SC and SC2 are part of the turn signal/parking light assembly. Refer to the procedure in this section for lamp removal and bulb replacement. Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights EXCEPT WAGON
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Fig. 5: Remove the trim panel fasteners - except wagon 84196109.jpg
    Fig. 6: Carefully remove the trim panel - except wagon 84196110.jpg
    Fig. 7: Pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening 84196111.jpg

  2. Remove the trim panel fasteners, then carefully remove the trim panel.
  3. Remove the 2 retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
  4. Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Fig. 8: Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets 84196112.jpg
    Fig. 9: Twist and remove the socket and bulb from the lamp assembly 84196113.jpg
WAGON
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
  3. Tilt the assembly for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
  4. Installation is the reverse of removal. Fig. 10: Exploded view of the tail lamp assembly - wagon 84196114.gif
High-Mount Brake Light EXCEPT WAGON
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the trunk for access to the lamps.
  3. Locate the bulbs at the rear underside of the trunk lid. Remove the bulb(s) by twisting, then pulling straight out.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal. Fig. 11: Remove the high-mount brake light by twisting its socket 1?4 turn counterclockwise - except wagon 84196115.jpg
WAGON
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the liftgate, then remove the wedge blocks from each side of the liftgate assembly.
  3. Remove the lower fasteners from the liftgate lower trim panel, by pushing in the center of each pin approximately 1?8 in. until it clicks, then remove the fastener.
  4. Insert a screwdriver or small prybar into the hole in the lower trim panel (located near the wiper pivot on the pivot hump) so that the tool sits on top of the pivot. Lift up on the tool handle to disengage the trim panel upper clips, then remove the lower trim panel from the vehicle.
  5. Unplug the high-mount brake light wiring harness.
  6. Remove the brake light fasteners, then remove the lamp assembly from the liftgate.
  7. To remove the bulb(s), push slightly on the top edge of the lens and rotate it away from the housing. Remove the bulb(s) from the housing. To install:
  8. In order to prevent the possibility of water leaks into the liftgate, inspect the lamp gasket for damage and replace, if necessary.
  9. If removed, install the bulb(s) by inserting the bottom edge of the lens into the housing and snapping it into place.
  10. Position the lamp into the liftgate and tighten the fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  11. Connect the wiring harness to the lamp assembly.
  12. Align the upper clips on the lower trim panel to the liftgate slots, then install the panel by pushing at the clip locations.
  13. Reset the trim panel push-in fasteners by spreading the center pin tabs and moving the pin so that it sits approximately 1?4 in. out of the fastener. Insert the fasteners into the bottom of the trim panel and push the center pin until flush.
  14. Install the liftgate wedge blocks.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper lamp operation. Fig. 12: Removing the liftgate lower trim panel assembly - wagon 84196116.gif
    Fig. 13: Exploded view of the high-mount brake light bulb and lens assembly - wagon 84196117.gif
Reverse Light EXCEPT 1991-96 COUPE For the Saturn wagons and sedans, the reverse lamp is part of the rear turn signal, brake and parking light assembly. Refer to the procedure in this section for lamp removal and bulb replacement. 1991-96 COUPE
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Reach behind the bumper bar and disconnect the harness and socket from the reverse lamp. Remove the bulb from the socket.
  3. If necessary, unfasten the retaining nuts and remove the lamp from the bumper bar.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal. Fig. 14: Exploded view of the reverse lamp mounting - 1991-96 coupe 84196118.gif

Oct 23, 2010 | 1996 Saturn SL

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Please tell me how to replace a burned out head light, high beam.


To replace the headlamp, turn signal, or parking lamp bulb:This information should be in your owner's manual.
Turn the wheel to access the wheel well.
  1. Remove the fasteners located on the wheel liner. To access the headlamp and the turn signal/parking lamp bulbs.
  2. Reach in behind the wheel well liner and locate the bulb to be changed.
  3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the lamp assembly.
  4. Pull the old bulb straight out of the bulb socket.
  5. Push the new bulb straight into the bulb socket until it clicks.
  6. Push the bulb socket straight into the lamp assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it into place.
  7. Reinstall the wheel well liner using fasteners.

Nov 11, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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I need to change the headlamp bulbs how do i change them???


It is not necessary to remove the entire grill, just the chrome trim piece that extends across both head lights. Use a small flat screwdriver and delicately pry the trim piece towards you. It is held in place by several small plastic tabs that are located across the entire back side of the trim piece. Be VERY careful in doing this as the chrome piece is very brittle & easily broken or damaged. Once you have the trim removed, you will need to remove 3 bolts that retain the headlight assembly and one press-in tab. The bolts have 10mm heads. Two are located on the top of the assembly, one on the lower corner. After removing the 3 bolts, pull the headlight forward to dislodge the lower retaining tab which is on the opposite side of the headlight housing from the lower bolt toward the rear of the housing. Once you have the assembly out, accessing the bulb is simple!
This is not the easiest job to do, so it is a good idea to take painter's tape & protect the paint on the bumper & fender as well as the clear, Lexan part of the headlight assembly.
Take your time, be careful, & you will get it right the first time!*******************ANOTHER OPTION****************************
For replacing the RF headlamp bulb without disaligning the lamp's output beam:
Open the hood and remove the air intake assembly to access the back of the headlight housing; from here, you may reach the "bulb" by untwisting the coupling that holds the bulb in place. Afterwards you may release the harness/socket through the press-in tab that secures the bulb. Total time needed: 30 minutes.............a single bulb runs about $9 at most auto parts stores.

Nov 03, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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I have 2006 Grand Prix How do I change head lamp?


Caution Halogen bulbs contain gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. To help avoid personal injury:
Turn off the lamp switch and allow the bulb to cool before changing the bulb.
Leave the lamp switch OFF until the bulb change is complete. Always wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb. Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass. Keep dirt and moisture off the bulb. Properly dispose of the used bulb. Keep halogen bulbs out of the reach of children.
Raise the hood.
Remove the headlamp assembly bolts from the upper fascia support.
Slide the headlamp assembly outward enough to release the headlamp bracket tabs from the slots in the upper fascia support.
Position the headlamp assembly away from the vehicle body to access the electrical connector.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.
Remove the headlamp assembly from the vehicle.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp bulb/socket.
Remove the headlamp bulb/socket retainer ring from the headlamp, by turning counterclockwise.
Remove the headlamp bulb/socket from the headlamp assembly.

Jun 13, 2009 | 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Replacing the left rear driver side tail lamp assembly


Most of these type lights do not have a plug. I am assuming that you want to replace a burnt out lamp.

Here's what you do. Remove the assembtail lamp assembly. It is usually held on with 2 or 3 phillips head screws. If the problem is a burnt out lamp, the lamp assembly will unscrew from the unit by turning it counterclockwise about a quarter turn. Take the bad bulb to an auto parts store and get a replacement. The bulb will only fit one way into its socket. Then take the socket with the new bulb and insert it back in the housing. Again it will only fit one way. remount the tail light assembly.

If the actual plastic tail light assembly is broken or cracked remove the lamp assembly as described above, take the broken tail light to a dealer and ghet a new one. They are expensive. I just replaced one for my 95 F-150 pickup and it was $40.

Oct 14, 2008 | 2002 Honda CR-V

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