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How do you replace the headlight assembly on a 99 Pontiac Grand Am?

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  1. Open the hood to your Pontiac Grand Am. Have the car keys on you, but not in the ignition and make sure the lights are in the "off" position.
  2. Step 2 Locate the splash guard and the plastic push pins that hold it down. It runs along the entire front frame rail. Removing the entire splash guard will make it easier to to remove even one headlight on one particular side.
  3. Step 3 Remove the pins by lifting up on the center of the pin. Pull it up about 1/4-inch and then pry the pin insert and pin out of the hole.
  4. Step 4 Locate and remove the two-headlight assembly bolts on the the top of the headlight assembly. Use the ratchet and a socket to remove the bolts.
  5. Step 5 Pull the headlight assembly forward by hand. Be careful not to scratch the lens of the assembly or scratch the paint on the front bumper.
  6. Step 6 Unplug the wire from the back of the headlight that is blown out.
  7. Step 7 Turn the headlight bezel counterclockwise (about 1/4 turn) until it releases the headlight from the back of the headlight assembly. Extract the old headlight and discard it.
  8. Step 8 Insert the new headlight into the headlight assembly. Be careful not to touch the glass of the bulb. Handle it only from the bottom.
  9. Step 9 Replace the bezel and turn 1/4 turn clockwise until it locks into place.
  10. Step 10 Plug the wire back into the headlight and rest the assembly onto the bumper gently so you can turn on the lights to test and make sure the headlight it working properly.
  11. Step 11 Insert the headlight assembly back into place. Replace and tighten the headlight assembly bolts.
  12. Step 12 Put the splash guard into place and place the push pins into position. Insert the pin and its insert into the hole with the pin still in the "up" position. When the insert is seated flush to the splash guard in the hole, simply push the pin down to lock.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Unfasten the headlight bezel attaching screws, then remove the bezel.
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Remove the headlight bezel

To avoid turning the vertical or horizontal aiming screws, refer to the illustration before removing the headlight retainer.
  1. Unfasten the headlight retainer attaching screws, then remove the retainer.
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Remove the headlight trim screws then...

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... pull the trim off while holding the bulb

4. Pull the headlight out, then carefully detach the electrical connector.

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Pull the bulb out far enough to disconnect the wiring


To install:
  1. Attach the electrical connector to the new headlamp.
  2. Place the headlamp into the socket.
  3. Install the retainer, then tighten the attaching screws.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable, then turn the headlight switch on, to be sure the headlights are operating.
  5. Install the headlight bezel and secure using the attaching screws.

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  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the front air deflector.
  3. Apply light pressure to the headlight lens to hold the headlight in place while disconnecting the retainers.
  4. Lift up the headlight retainers to release the housing.
  5. Remove the headlight assembly, pulling straight forward from the headlight mounting panel. NOTE: Note the location and position of the adjuster retainers and locator tab.
  6. Disconnect the wiring harness from the headlight assembly.
  7. Rotate the bulb(s)/socket(s) as needed counterclockwise to release.
  8. Remove the bulb(s)/socket(s) from the headlight assembly.
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  2. Connect the wiring harness to the headlight assembly.
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  4. Apply light pressure to the headlight assembly lens to hold the assembly in place while installing the retainers.
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Need to replace low beam headlight bulb


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it's easier to change the light bulbs in this car than in a lot of other vehicles. The 2008 pontiac Grand Prix uses separate bulbs for low beams and high beams. The low beams are located on the outer edge of the headlight assemblies while the high beams are located on the inner edge of the assemblies.
To replace the low beam of the headlight bulb You will be in need of these instruments(Soft blanket or towel, Latex gloves, 9006 replacement headlight (low beam)), please follow the steps below:
  1. Open the hood to the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix after making sure the headlight switch is in the off position, and the keys are not in the ignition.
  2. Approach the headlight assembly with the spent headlight in it, and locate the retaining bracket (white) holding the assembly to the frame rail of the Grand Prix.
  3. Lift the retaining bracket up about a quarter of an inch in order to align the notches of the bracket to the riveted tabs on the frame.
  4. Pull the assembly forward away from the front of the car starting with the inner corner of the assembly toward the grill. Keep in mind the wire harness connection is still attached to the assembly, so only pull it far enough to reach behind and disconnect the plug located at the bottom of the assembly.
  5. Place the headlight and bulbs assembly lens down onto a soft towel or blanket.
  6. Disconnect the respective low beam or high beam wire harness.
  7. Turn the plastic base of the headlight counterclockwise a quarter turn to align the retaining tabs with the release notches. Remove the headlight from the headlight assembly.
  8. Put on latex gloves before handling the replacement low beam or high beam headlight. Oil from skin will compromise the life of the headlights if it contacts the glass bulb.
  9. Insert the new bulb into the assembly by aligning the retaining notches to the release tabs, and then turn the base of the headlight 1/4 clockwise to lock it into the headlight assembly. Reconnect the harness to the headlight.
  10. Bring the assembly back to the Grand Prix and reconnect the main wire harness at the bottom of the assembly.
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  12. Place the key in the ignition and turn the key to accessory power.
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To replace the headlight bulb of Your pontiac grand prix, 2004 model. It is qiute technical and moderately easy to fix. There is no solution that cannot be done the DIY way, as long as You get the proper guide and You are technically able to do such works.
  1. Park the Grand Prix on a flat surface, apply the parking brake and ensure both the engine and headlight switches are off.
  2. Open the hood and approach the headlight assembly with the faulty headlight bulb.
  3. Locate the headlight assembly retaining clip. It's behind the headlight assembly on top on the fender side. Lift the clip upward halfway to release the headlight assembly.
  4. Pull the assembly out being careful not to scratch the paint on the fender or the lens of the assembly.
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  7. Install the replacement bulb into the assembly (handling the plastic socket part only oil in skin will damage the glass bulb of halogen bulbs because of the intense heat they burn at), but ensure the tabs of the socket end of the bulb are aligned with the notches in the assembly before turning it clockwise and locking the bulb into place.
  8. Plug the wire connection back into the socket of the bulb before replacing the assembly back into place and pushing down on the retaining clip. Test the headlight bulb for operation before closing the hood.
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