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Difficulty removing Low Beam Headlight Bulb -2005 Hyundai Elantra

Burned out low beam bulb on drivers side. Removed the headlight assembly mounting bolts but cannot get the unit to come out the front. Contrary to user manual, there appears to be something else securing the unit. (Once I get the assembly out the process looks easy.) The battery stops me from looking behind but I don't believe that removing it will resolve my problem for access. There is another small bolt deep behind the assembly that may or may not affect the removal of the assembly but I'm a little paranoid that if I removed it I may losen something else and cause problems. Some expert advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you, Glen

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SOURCE: Difficulty changing low-beam headlight

Disconnect the connector.

  1. Remove the socket cover. CAUTION: Do not touch the surface of the bulb with hands or dirty gloves as the bulb may pop after a short time. If the surface does become dirty, clean it with alcohol or thinner, and let it dry thoroughly before installing.
  2. Release the bulb securing spring, and remove the bulb.
  3. Replace the bulb, and connect the connector securely
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Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I replace 2000 Hyundai Elantra Low Beam Headlight

part # 9003ST...back of headlamp bucket..undo connector then twist out bulb assembly...do not touch glass on replacement bulb as your hands oils will cook the new bulb

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Adjusting the low beam headlight

its all the same the headlight is a complete unit you adjust both/ look for screws behind the headlight one each side one is for horizontal annd the other is for vertical Please rate my response thank you very much

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: difficulty changing a low beam lamp on my 2002 mercedes c320

FIRST DISCONNECT THE LIGHT FROM THE POWER ON THE LAMP YOU ARE TRYING TO REPLACE. It is a plug type that will pull as the sides are pushed. NEXT, The light will have a WIRED brace holding it on. Look closely. Pushed the WIRED brace at an angle and wiggle it. After it comes off and hangs there like a latch, turn the receptacle of the actual light counter clockwise and it will come out. Replace bulb and do the same thing opposite of what I explained.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Adjustment headlights '02 Hyundai Elantra

The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly, behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator support.

You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam (separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal adjustment screws as well

Park your car on a level ground 30 feet from a wall and measure the height from the ground to the bulb and mark on a wall (do this for highs beams and low beams if the bulbs are separate, if highs and lows are the same bulb, only do it for the lows)

For Low Beams: If the headlights read VOR, then aim the brightest part or cutoff part just below the mark on the wall. If it says VOL or nothing, aim them 2 inches below the mark on the wall.

For High Beams (if separate from low beams): Aim the headlight directly at the line you marked on the wall.

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