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I was able to replace this bulb via the wheel well. There were 4 small screws holding the liner on. I was then able to bend the liner back + turn the light bulb dust cover and remove it. The bulb assembly also had to be turned to pull it out. I then removed the wireplug. My bulb was intact + the wire connecting to the bulb was the problem. I simply brushed off some of the carbon residue from the wireset overheating. Then reattached it which worked long enough to buy a new wireset. I am very disapointed I had to do this basic repair on my fairly new outlook 500 miles out of a 36k warranty

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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  • robo518 Sep 03, 2010

    YES! collins561 is correct... 4 screws in the wheel well and you can get to it pretty easily. You have to do it by feel, but it only took about 5 minutes. Thanks!

  • tommym575 Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks rcollins561. You saved me a lot of time

  • mlwarren Sep 18, 2010

    Excellent tip. Same issue here with the overheating harness, i'll address with my dealer at a later date. I took the tire/wheel off first and bent the wheel well lining back and stuck it behind the break rotor assembly to keep it out of my way. Light years easier than taking off the bumper/grill assembly.

  • 2CMott Oct 30, 2010

    Thanks for the advice. The dealer wanted $17 for the bulb and then another $30 for labor -- for a 10 minute job.

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You must remove the front bumper to remove the headlight to replace the bulb,,,not fun,,,,there is actually a tech bulletin on this some of the outlooks need a new updated wire harness for the headlight,so it dont short out the bulb,the harness melts,if its under warranty yet,3 years or 36000 miles its free, i would take it to the dealer

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Rcollins561 is right! Removing the wheel and wheel well cover gives you access to the low beam bulb. Take the bulb cover off and then push in and turn the bulb assembly and it will come right out. GM wanted $250 to replace the bulb because they claimed you had to remove the front bumper. We did it at home for the cost of the bulb ($14)! (Make sure you don't touch the new bulb with your bare hands.) Thank you rcollins561!!!!

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To replace a headlamp on a Saturn Outlook you need to access it via the wheel well. So jack up the car and remove the front tire. You'll see a collection of phillips head trim screws and plastic snap in panel connectors holding the plastic wheel well in place. Remove the screws and snap in connectors. To remove the connectors, pry the center button up with a small screwdriver. One it's up the whole connector should pop free.
Remove the wheel well.
Turn the black plastic cap on the back of the headlamp assembly 1/4 turn counterclockwise and it should come free. Now the lamp wiring and connector should be visible. Turn the lamp ~90 degrees and it should pop free. Test the bulb. More people have problems with the wiring connection and the bulb is usually OK.

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SOURCE: want to replace bulb in headlight in 2007 saturn outlook how hard is it"

It's not hard. Open the hood, locate the backside of the lite thats out(follow the wires) give the housing a slight counter-clockwise turn to remove it.
The bulb should pull out. Use a tissue to re-install the new bulb, as the oils on your fingers will cause the new one to overheat and burn out, prematurly

Posted on May 27, 2009

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actually according to saturn you must remove the front bumper to remove the headlight to be able to replace the bulb,,,if you got small hand you can remove the front part of the inner fender liner and go up thru there and do it,you cant see it ,, you gotta feel it,yes dumb idea i agree,i gotta work on them all day

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SOURCE: How do I remove the headlight assembly

if you have the regular headlights(not the HID) there is a TSB for that at the dealer and they will fix it for free as long as you are under the 36000 miles,,anyhow to get the headlight out you need to remove the front bumper cover,,pop the hood, remove all the pushpin that hold the plastic panel on near the front area then remove the plastic cover,,,,,then there are some phillips head screws along the front of the top of the bumper cover take these out,,,,now remove both front wheels,,remove the bolts that hold the inner fender liners inplace there are some in front and under the lower bumper cover take these out too,,,,then under the front bumper cover at about the middle there will be 2 bolts i think 10mm remove theses to,,,,now where the side of the bumper cover meets the fender inside there are 3 bolts on each side remove these i think they are 7 or 8mm and then pull the bumper cover off,,,if you have fog lights disconnect the plugs,,then you will see all the bolts holding the headlight in take them out and then it comes out,,,,i know its alot of work just for a headlight ,,,,

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SOURCE: How do I change a burned out headlight in a 2008

you must remove the front bumper cover,to gewt to the bolts thathold the headlight in to remove them to get the headlight out to change the bulb,,,,its involved,i would suggest take it to the dealer,if you really know what you are doing you can remove the inner fender liners and shove you hand way up there and swap out the bulb but you gotta be really good and know what youre doing,,,its a dumb set up

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How to change headlight on 2007 saturn outlook


i found that you can reach it bye on screwing the fourr 8m bots that hold the inner wheel weld. Once you remove the bolts just pull inner plastic fender away and you will be able to unscrew the outer retainer cup then unscrew bulb housing..

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2008 Outlook, was just told by dealer that front facia is required to be removed to replace a headlight bulb for a total of 1.5 hrs labor. Is this true? $300 to change a light bulb? Is there another way?


You can remove the inner fender well and gain access to the bulb with a little luck and creativity. Removing the wheel will make this a little easier. Make sure you check the connector as they have issues with them melting.

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How to change a headlight for Saturn outlook for 2007


I have an Outlook that was burning through bulbs. The best way to change it, is to remove the inner fender well and it gives you easy access to the rear of the headlight assembly. It takes about 2 min and no skinny hands required.

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How do I change a burned out headlight in a 2008 saturn outlook


you must remove the front bumper cover,to gewt to the bolts thathold the headlight in to remove them to get the headlight out to change the bulb,,,,its involved,i would suggest take it to the dealer,if you really know what you are doing you can remove the inner fender liners and shove you hand way up there and swap out the bulb but you gotta be really good and know what youre doing,,,its a dumb set up

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2008 Saturn Outlook - How do I replace the low beam headlight? If it is not an easy fix, how much should I expect to pay a mechanic to do it?


This has to be done by pulling the bumper off. More then likely there will be a burned up harness (recurring problem with the 2008 Saturn Outlook) the cost from my Saturn dealership is $185.00 to replace the harness and bulb. Very poor engineering when you have to pay $185.00 to change a bulb.

Dec 16, 2009 | 2008 Saturn Outlook

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Want to replace bulb in headlight in 2007 saturn outlook how hard is it"


I agree with the other fae90. Tried to remove the light assy, then I read his post and did it inside 20 minutes. Took me longer to put it all back again

May 27, 2009 | 2007 Saturn Outlook

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How to change headlight on 2007 saturn outlook


Best method that I found is to just take the 6 phillips screws (4 in the well and 2 below the front bumper cover) out of the forward wheel well panel and reach in behind the panel to the headlight assembly.

Apr 09, 2009 | 2008 Saturn Outlook

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Installation Instructions for the Headlight Buld for 2008 Outlook


It is real hard to replace and some time the wiring harness inside of headlamp if burned if vehicle is still under 36000 miles take it to dealer to have repaired

Apr 01, 2009 | 2008 Saturn Outlook

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