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Front right headlamp connector has shortened out and melted. need to replace

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Yes, that happens. A resistance casuses the spring tension to lessen, and the resistance goes up. Splice in a new connector, and a new headlight and you should be good to go.

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My right hand headlight is shorting out and melted the plastic clip that attaches to the bulb. Where can I get a new clip and do you think that will solve problem or should I opt for a whole new light...


if the connector with the wires is what melted, you can get a new conenctor with wires to splice in from Nissan for about $25 or so.I would replace the headlamp bulb, connector and the clip that hold sit in if it is melted too. none are expensive parts.

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How to replace headlight bulb on 2007 acadia


{: ) Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. The wheelhouse liner is sometimes called the mud guard or the splash shield, whatever. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. Start removing all those push pins and #7mm screws. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to move freely inside.
At this point, try your hands to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the bulb cap, and next on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.
Release the bulb from the headlamp assembly (turn counterclockwise) Disconnect the electrical connector. Just remember the positioning of the bulb so you can swiftly reinstall a new bulb.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better movement, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull bumper outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next step.

Remove the front sight shield that is covering the headlamps from above. This is the plastic shield with seven pop up retainers. After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the 3headlamp mounting bolts. The 4th one inside the wheelhouse liner.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Still need more clearance? Remove the remaining pop-up retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from above. It will be better if you have an assistant who can stretch out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the park and signal bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better gameplan. You may even bypass some steps mentioned earlier It's a matter of practice. I know its kinda tedious job for many owners. Just imagine removing so many screws for one simple bulb. But if you'll be patient enough, and get the hang of it, you will be saving labor costs.and enjoy loving your Acadia.
I hope you remember how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay ? goodluck. : )

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How do you change the low beam light in the Acadia?


Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to reach inside.
At this point, try to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the lamp cap, and then on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better access, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next removal.

Remove the front sight shield. This is the plastic shield with seven pop up retainers. After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the headlamp mounting bolts.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Need more clearance? Remove the remaining retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from the top. It will be better if you have an assistant who can pry out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the other bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better gameplan. It's a matter of practice. I hope you noted how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay, sir? I hoped wyet-helped. goodluck. : )

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How to replace right side low beam head light bulb?


{: ) REMOVE THE RIGHT FRONT WHEELHOUSE LINER
The wheelhouse liner is sometimes called the mud guard or the splash shield, whatever.
You may remove the right front tire.
-Start removing all those push pins and #7mm screws. No need to remove the entire liner. You may loosen only the half portion, just enough clearance for your arms to reach inside and aim for the rear of the headlamp.
-Reach for the Headlamp Bulb Accessory Cover. Rotate the cover counterclockwise and remove.
-Release the bulb from the headlamp assembly (turn counterclockwise) Disconnect the electrical connector. Just remember the positioning of the bulb so you can swiftly reinstall a new bulb.

Feb 24, 2011 | 2008 GMC Acadia

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Replace low beam lamp


{: ) Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. The wheelhouse liner is sometimes called the mud guard or the splash shield, whatever. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. Start removing all those push pins and #7mm screws. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to move freely inside.
At this point, try your hands to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the bulb cap, and next on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.
Release the bulb from the headlamp assembly (turn counterclockwise) Disconnect the electrical connector. Just remember the positioning of the bulb so you can swiftly reinstall a new bulb.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better movement, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull bumper outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next step.

Remove the front sight shield that is covering the headlamps from above. This is the plastic shield with seven pop up retainers. After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the 3headlamp mounting bolts. The 4th one inside the wheelhouse liner.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Still need more clearance? Remove the remaining pop-up retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from above. It will be better if you have an assistant who can stretch out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the park and signal bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better gameplan. You may even bypass some steps mentioned earlier It's a matter of practice. I know its kinda tedious job for many owners. Just imagine removing so many screws for one simple bulb. But if you'll be patient enough, and get the hang of it, you will be saving labor costs.and enjoy loving your Acadia.
I hope you remember how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay ? goodluck. : )

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How do you replace head light on 2008 acadia


{: ) Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. The wheelhouse liner is sometimes called the mud guard or the splash shield, whatever. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. Start removing all those push pins and #7mm screws. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to move freely inside.
At this point, try your hands to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the bulb cap, and next on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.
Release the bulb from the headlamp assembly (turn counterclockwise) Disconnect the electrical connector. Just remember the positioning of the bulb so you can swiftly reinstall a new bulb.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better movement, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull bumper outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next step.

Remove the front sight shield that is covering the headlamps from above. This is the long plastic shield with seven pop up retainers . After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the 3headlamp mounting bolts. The 4th one inside the wheelhouse liner.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Still need more clearance? Remove the remaining pop-up retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from above. It will be better if you have an assistant who can stretch out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the park and signal bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better workplan. You may even bypass some steps mentioned earlier It's a matter of practice. I know its kinda tedious job for many owners. Just imagine removing so many screws for one simple bulb. But if you'll be patient enough, and get the hang of it, you will be saving labor costs and enjoy loving your Acadia.
I hope you remember how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay ? goodluck. : )

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How do I replace the low beam hedlight on my 2007 Acadia?


{: ) Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. The wheelhouse liner is sometimes called the mud guard or the splash shield, whatever. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. Start removing all those push pins and #7mm screws. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to move freely inside.
At this point, try your hands to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the bulb cap, and next on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.
Release the bulb from the headlamp assembly (turn counterclockwise) Disconnect the electrical connector. Just remember the positioning of the bulb so you can swiftly reinstall a new bulb.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better movement, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull bumper outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next step.

Remove the front sight shield that is covering the headlamps from above. This is the long plastic shield with seven pop up retainers . After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the 3headlamp mounting bolts. The 4th one inside the wheelhouse liner.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Still need more clearance? Remove the remaining pop-up retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from above. It will be better if you have an assistant who can stretch out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the park and signal bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better workplan. You may even bypass some steps mentioned earlier It's a matter of practice. I know its kinda tedious job for many owners. Just imagine removing so many screws for one simple bulb. But if you'll be patient enough, and get the hang of it, you will be saving labor costs and enjoy loving your Acadia.
I hope you remember how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay ? goodluck. : )

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I have a 2008 gmc acadia and I need to change the low beam bulbs and I am ay a loss to figure out how it is done any solutions.


Replacing low beam bulbs:
Turn off engine and open the hood.
Remove the front wheelhouse liner. Whichever side, say we begin with the front left(drivers). If you dont wish to remove the front left tire, just turn the wheels far to the right to gain enough clearance. And you dont need to remove the whole liner and all the screws and retainers. . Just remove only those nearest the headlight and front bumper area in order to loosen the front half portion of the wheelhouse liner. Just enough for your arms to reach inside.
At this point, try to reach in for the rear of the headlamp. Work your hands inside to remove ccw the lamp cap, and then on the low beam bulb. Note the position before turning it counterclockwise to remove.

Note: If you still need more clearance for better access, you can (1) remove the tire. or (2) remove the 3 screws that secure the bumper to the body, and then pull outwards to loosen.Try to reach in again. If still not possible for you, proceed with the next removal.

Remove the front sight shield. This is the plastic shield with seven pop up retainers. After removing the front sight shield, you will get a better view of the headlamp mounting bolts.
Remove the 4 bolts of the headlamp assembly. Two on top, and one on both sides. Then pull the headlamp forward enough and try to reach in your hand to remove the bulb cover and then remove the bulb from its socket and connector. turn ccw to remove. Note also the bulb position before you remove it from its socket.
Need more clearance? Remove the remaining retainers(6) thats supporting the front bumper fascia from the top. It will be better if you have an assistant who can pry out gently the loosened bumper on that particular side, while you carefully maneuver the headlamp assembly removal inch by inch. If in case still unlucky, or you if found later that the bulb connector is melted or burned, proceed furthermore and remove the headlamp assembly all the way.
A burned connector needs to be replaced and a new bulb installed, even if you find the old bulb not busted.
With all the parts removed, you wiill have a better view of all other components within that area, the other bulbs, the horn, the fog lamp, so that the next time you need to work on them you'll have a better gameplan. It's a matter of practice. I hope you noted how and where components were removed, so you wont be lost in the reinstallation. Okay, sir? I hoped wyet-helped. goodluck. : )

Nov 23, 2010 | 2008 GMC Acadia

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Need to replace the headlight assembly on front passenger side do i have to take off the bumper? for ponitac vibe 2003 also have dent on the area


Yes you do. This is the steps to do that to replace the entire headlight assembly:


Remove the front fascia.
  • Remove the front fascia extensions, if equipped.
  • Remove the front fender liners.
  • Remove the fog lamps.
  • Remove the bolts (4) from the front bumper fascia (3) at the fender.


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Remove the bolts from the front bumper fascia at the fender



  • Remove the push-in retainers (2) from the bumper fascia using J38778.
  • Remove the fascia bolts (1) from the fascia.
  • Remove the fascia from the vehicle.
  • Remove the 3 bolts which secure the composite headlamp.


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    Remove the 3 bolts which secure the composite headlamp



    1. Remove the sidemarker bulb electrical connector.
    2. Remove the sidemarker bulb, if necessary.
    3. Remove the composite headlamp assembly from vehicle.

    To install:

    1. Install the sidemarker bulb to the composite headlamp, if removed.
    2. Connect the sidemarker bulb electrical connector.
    3. Secure the composite headlamp to the vehicle with the 3 bolts. Tighten the headlamp mounting bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    4. Install the front fascia.
    5. Install the headlamp bulb to the composite headlamp, if removed.
    6. Fasten the headlamp bulb retainer clip.
    7. Install the socket to the headlamp bulb.
    8. Install the rubber cover to the composite headlamp.
    9. Aim the headlamps.
    10. Close the hood.

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