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How do you change the headlight bulb on a 2005 Chevy?

How do you change the headlight bulb on a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer?

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You DO NOT need to remove the grille. That is a lot of effort and you can easily break the mounting clips or the assemblies they clip to. Here it is step by step with a few warnings and tips. Replacement time - 5 minutes per bulb. It takes longer to read this than do the job, print it up.

(WARNING) when handling the new bulbs, DO NOT touch them with your bare hands. The oil from skin will create a hot spot on the bulb and cause it to burn out sooner than it is rated. I touched one that was on and smoke actually came off the bulb! Use either a cotton glove or I used a clean paper towel to handle the bulb. (tip) If only one low or high beam bulb is out, replace the low or high beam partner on the other side or you may be doing this again real soon.

1. Drivers Side. This is the easiest to get to. After opening the hood, right behind the lamp housing there are (2) rubber caps. The outside cap contains the low beam/day running bulb and the inside cap contains the high beam bulb.
a. Both bulbs are replaced the same way. Remove the rubber cap, these caps are soft and pliable but when you grab the edges to pull them off, they feel rigid. This is because the rubber cap is pressed over a hard plastic flange so when you squeeze and pull, it can be difficult to remove. If you can’t get a good grip to pull them off -
b. (Tip) There (2) clips on the headlamp housing, one is in plan view to the left and the other is under the fender just to the right top of the housing. It’s a little difficult to get to and you may need a flat head screwdriver to pry it up. Pull up on these clips and they will release the housing, but you cannot remove it. This will allow you to pull the housing out a few inches and you can see the edges of the rubber caps.
c. Using a flat head screwdriver, just gently pry the cap, once it starts coming off you can remove it with your hand. Reach in and grab the bulb assembly and turn it about ¼ corner turn “counter” clockwise and it will come out.
d. Remove the power wire harness that is clipped on.
e. Snap the new bulb into the power wire harness (DO NOT TOUCH) the new bulb with your bare hand!
f. Gently place it the bulb assembly back in the housing, turn ¼ turn clockwise, it will snap into place, replace the rubber cap, push the housing back into place and press the housing clips back down.
g. NOTE: Always put the rubber cap back on, it helps to keep moisture out of the housing.


2. Passenger Side. This is the hardest to get to. Remove the air cleaner cover and filter or you won’t be able to reach the back side of the housing. The instruction on how to remove these items should be in your owners manual.
After opening the hood, right behind the lamp housing there are (2) rubber caps. The outside cap contains the low beam/day running bulb and the inside cap contains the high beam bulb.
a. Both bulbs are replaced the same way. Remove the rubber cap, these caps are soft and pliable but when you grab the edges to pull them off, they feel rigid. This is because the rubber cap is pressed over a hard plastic flange so when you squeeze and pull, it can be difficult to remove. If you can’t get a good grip to pull them off -
b. (Tip) There (2) clips on the headlamp housing, one is in plan view to the right and the other is under the fender just to the left top of the housing. It’s a little difficult to get toand you may need a flat head screwdriver to pry it up. Pull up on these clips and they will release the housing, but you cannot remove it. This will allow you to pull the housing out a few inches and you can see the edges of the rubber caps.
c. Using a flat head screwdriver, just gently pry the cap, once it starts coming off you can remove it with your hand. Reach in and grab the bulb assembly and turn it about ¼ corner turn “counter” clockwise and it will come out.
d. Remove the power wire harness that is clipped on.
e. Snap the new bulb into the power wire harness (DO NOT TOUCH) the new bulb with your bare hand!
f. Gently place it the bulb assembly back in the housing, turn ¼ turn clockwise, it will snap into place, replace the rubber cap, push the housing back into place and press the housing clips back down.
g. NOTE: Always put the rubber cap back on, it helps to keep moisture out of the housing.

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SOURCE: how to change bulb on drivers side low beam head light

My niece has a jimmy, they should be the same. The inside should be the high beam, the outside the low, DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS ON NEW BULBS! Oil will cook on them and pop them! Both come off the same way. Take off the big rubber thing. They are soft but over hard plastic. Just pull them off. If you have trouble, you can flip the little wire clips that hold the headlight housing in place, this will give you room to see the rubber caps enough to figure them out better. The bulb assembly rotates CCW counter clockwise, and should slip out easily. Take the wires and plug off. it should be obvious how it pulls off. Snap the new bulb into the wires without touching the glass part. Gently replace in backwards order as you removed it. Put the rubber caps on, they keep water off the bulbs. It will break them!

The passenger side was harder for me. I had to take the air cleaner off, the whole cover and filter.You should be able to see or feel the same type caps, The low beam outside, High beam inside. The same 2 wire clips are there to release the housing. Everything pretty much goes the same, other than the air cleaner has to be removed and replaced. And make sure the rubber cap is replaced! Good Luck and good motoring!

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first see if you can reach behind the whole light and get to the connector, daytime running light is more towards the centre of the truck. if you can reach it, just turn it and pull the bulb out. if not then its either going to be bolts or long rods holding the light in place, remove those and then turn the connectors to expose the bulbs

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