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2005 model. replacing driver side headlight. trying to get hold down wire released from tab on sub-zero day. I busted off then end of the black hook tab that the hold down wire clips onto. so now, no way to fasten bulb. can you replace just the black tab, does that part of the headlight assembly disconnect? must the entire assembly be removed? are there any after market work arounds? any thoughts or insights appreciated.

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If it's the clip that holds the wires plug onto the bulb, don't worry about it. It will stay on anyway. Just when you replace that bulb, be real sure you wipe the bulb really well of any oils from your fingers that may be on it. I you don't the bulb won't last very long.

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there should be a small screw that is preventing the metal anchor from sliding free of the assrmbly. It will most likely be a phillips or allen wrench or t drive.

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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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Yup after removing the 2 screws, there is a round plastic tap.
you need to pop the light housing back and outward with a flat screwdriver. wrapped electrical tape on the flat end to avoid scratching the paint.

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SOURCE: 1999 Honda Civic "DRIVER" Side Headlight Bulb Replacement..

Respectfully submit you guys are making a mountain out of a molehill. I just did this. Don't disconnect anything. Just pull the reservoir up out of the way. You don't have much visibility, but you don't need to pull any tubes or spill any fluid. Somebody holding a flashlight helps a lot! It's a ten minute job. Alternatively, buy your headlight at a Honda dealer and they'll put it in for you.

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you get access threw the wheel well area easiest way to lift up car so wheel drops down to give you more room but can be done on grond. lets just say its the drivers side headlight that was out turn the wheel all the way to the left and with a light look in dirvers side wheel area there will be two tabs that you need to turn and remove door then you will see the back of the headlight pop off the silver metal clip/wire that holds a cover for the back of the headlight itself then you should see the back of the headlight bulp and the wire connectors. any other questions just let me know

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How to replace the headlight bulb

1) Open Hood
2) Behind headlight ***'y, there is a large, round rubber gasket surrounding the light bulb. The bulb extends thru the gasket with a connector pressed onto its terminals. Carefully pry off the connector with a thin blade screwdriver, or simply rock it left and right while pulling toward firewall. NOTE: If it is the driver side, the battery will be somewhat in the way. I recommend removing its clamp (straddling bracket held by two rods and two 10mm nuts). Put the nuts and rods aside, then lift and slide the battery toward the engine as far as it will go. For additional lamp installation room, prop a ~ one inch object under the right side of the battery (a screwdriver handle will work).
3) Pull the tab at the bottom of this gasket until it starts to come loose from the headlight assembly. Remove it and put it aside.
4) Note how the bulb is installed. Then remove it by unhooking the non pivoting side of the clamp, then swing it away from the bulb.
5) Remove and replace the bulb (large tab up, and middle electrical terminal up).
6) Re-hook the wire clamp.
7) Reinstall the rubber gasket, with word 'top' at the top.
8) Press on the electrical socket. Note that all three wires are secure and not abraided.
9) To test, turn ignition key to 'on', then the lightswitch 'on'. Check both high and low beams for alignment (approx. same hight beam). If one is off significantly, make sure bulb is inserted in its cavity properly.
10) If the driver side, put the battery back in place and secure its clamp.


I changed the driver side head light/day lamp on my 2007 aveo sedan. I only had two tools, my needle nose pliers and my eyeglasses screwdriver.

1) do not mess with the battery...instead there should be three bolts two on top and one by the grill that are really easy to remove.

2) this does take a little bit of work, pull the headlight from the car and disconnect the side power cord, there is a tab at the bottom just press and it should come right off.

3) pull back the rubber gasket, this should reveal the internal wire clap that holds the light bulb in place.

4) release the wire clamp, it should just pop off when you press it in and it probably would be easier to press in both sides and once. (I only did one side and had to fight with the lamp to let loose)

5) now that the lamp is out of the headlight, put the headlight off to the side and work off the plug off the back, and pull off the rubber gasket once the lamp is free of the plug.

6) place the new light bulb with the middle tab facing up into the headlight, and secure the wire clamps. (this took less than a minute, just follow the position of the tabs)

7) put the rubber gasket on to the head lamp and make sure top is facing up, then replace all the plugs and wiring back onto the headlamp.

8) ok this is a little tricky, work the headlight back into the car body and makesure all of the bolt holes line up.

9) test the lights, they should now work.

10) replace and tighten the bolts.

Just a note as well, when I purchased this car new, i received the book, but it got lost in one of my moves, pulling out the headlight assembly is a bit of a pain as it putting it back in, but there should not be a need to remove the wire clamp it does come off pretty easily once exposed. Oh and thanks for putting up this answer.

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Replace headlight

Follow the process below to replace your headlight:
  • Prop open your hood and locate the release lever for the headlight assembly, the lever is approximately 2 inches under the two upper mounting bolts that hold the fender in place.

  • Press down on the release lever and then push it back up. Pull the headlight assembly forward and slide it out of your Beetle.
  • Unplug the electrical connector from the backside of the assembly. Look toward the top part of the backside of the assembly for a black plastic tab. Push down on the tab and pull the headlight cover up and out.
  • Pull the retaining clip off of the old bulb and remove the old bulb from the assembly by pulling it straight out. Align the bulb correctly with the headlight assembly by matching the marked tabs on the bulb with the raised notches on the assembly. Set the bulb inside the assembly, pushing it down carefully.
  • Push the ends of the retaining clip into the small holes on either side of the new bulb and snap the headlight cover on to secure it.

Take care and good luck

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Changing Low Beam Headlamp Replacement 2005 Mazda 3.

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  1. Step 1 Set the parking brake and remove the keys from the ignition to ensure your Chevy Cobalt won't roll while you're replacing the headlight bulb.
  2. Step 2 Open the hood by pulling the hood release latch located under the instrument panel on the driver's side of the car. Locate the secondary release latch on the front of the hood at the center, slightly towards the driver's side. Slide the latch to the left to release the hood and raise it.
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  5. Step 5 Grab the headlight assembly and pull it towards the radiator at a slight angle to remove it. This should provide easier access to the headlight bulb and wiring harness.
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Change low beam headlight

Open the hood.

If you need to change the headlight bulb on the driver’s side, remove the air intake cover (see below.)

Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling the connector straight back.
Remove the rubber weather seal by pulling on the tab.

Unclip the end of the hold-down wire from its slot. Pivot it out of the way and remove the bulb.

Insert the new bulb into the hole, making sure the tabs are in their slots. Pivot the hold-down wire back in place and clip the end into the slot.

Install the rubber seal over the back of the headlight assembly. Make sure it is right side up; it is marked TOP.

Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb.

Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

(Driver’s side) Reinstall the air intake cover.

If you are working on the driver’s side: Remove the two pins holding the air intake cover by pulling the head on each pin (careful, I think these are the kind of heads that do not come all the way out, but only far enough so the pin can be removed) . Remove the air intake cover.

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1. Open the hood.

2. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by squeezing the connector on both sides to unlock the tab. Pull the connector straight off.

3. Remove the rubber weather seal by pulling on the tab.

4. Unclip the end of the hold-down wire from its slot. Pivot it out of the way and remove the bulb.

5. Insert the new bulb into the hole, making sure the tabs are in their slots. Pivot the hold-down wire back in place and clip the end into the slot.

6. Install the rubber seal over the back of the headlight assembly. Make sure it is right side up; it is marked "TOP".

7. Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

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Install new bulb in its place and turn the socket back into place. Reconnect the wiring harness and return the lamp to its original position. Line up the holes in the lamp assembly to the round ends of the mounting pins, and press down on the two black tabs to hook the lamp assembly into place.

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2005 honda odessey

Simple job. The low beams are 9006 bulbs and the high beams are 9005. The only one you may have trouble replacing is the passenger side high beam which requires moving the power steering fluid reservoir out of the way to access. Each bulb has its own connector. They just slide off but you need to ensure you press the release catch on the connector before doing so. Look at the replacement bulb and you will notice a small tab or bump on the one flat side of the bulb base right near where the bulb plugs into the connector. This tab holds the connector on because part of the connector rides over the tab and holds onto it. Reach in and press the release catch near the wired end of the connector then slide the connector off. Rotate each bulb about 1/4 turn counter clockwise to remove from the lamp assembly. New ones just install in the reverse order.

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