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I need to replace the low beam headlight bulb in my 2008 GMC Acadia. I cannod find access to the bulb

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  • acomperda Jun 03, 2010

    I have removed the panels in the wheel well but when I reach in I can see the wiring for the light bulbs for the fog lamps and high beam but where I think the bulb is for the low beam lamp there is a large black plastic box.


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Hi! I got a link that can guide you on the installation of low beam. Hope this helps and have a good one! Please click here

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You are not going to like this but answer but u must remove the front wheel and then remove the plastic inner finder lining and they are right there and easy to see and get out, this is for both sides, the dealer charges $125 per side to change the bulbs, so suggest u do it yourself, it is very easy to remove the liner so don't be put off by the task. I have verified this info with a felllow GMC dealer technician

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    yadayada Jun 03, 2010

    ok then can't help u sorry

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    yadayada Jun 03, 2010

    With the standard headlamps just remove the fender liner to access the back of the headlamp, there is a cover for each bulb that rotates counter clockwise to remove

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    yadayada Jun 03, 2010

    do u have standard headlighs?

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    yadayada Jun 03, 2010

    after calling my fellow tech about this info again he says based on what u see there with the liner removed u don't have the standard head lite bulbs, u have the HID headlight units, the entire headlight assembly must be replaced the parts are not serviced except as an Assembly, these lights require an electronic ballast to make them work like just like a Neon bulb, sorry but that is what is going on here.


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