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Purchasing an Eclipse manual would be a benefit in your case. They are relatively cheap at any parts store or even the library. This will help you to know exactly what to remove and how to remove the parts to get to the mounting bolts. There are several ways manufacturers allow access to these items. From under hood, under fender, by removing grill. Usually they are under the hood and will be in a series of identical screws or bolts pointing in the same direction as the headlight assembly.
I would recommend that you remove the headlight assembly/ It is a very simple procedure and will make replacing the bulb that much easier.There will be three mounting bolts on the top in plain sight, Its an import so your bolts are going to be metric 10 or 12mm I believe. After these are removed, there will be a clip still holding the headlight in, grip the front of the headlight and the back and give it a good tug up and it should come free.
After the headlight has been removed then unplug the wire from the back of the headlight, you will see three prongs there will be a rubber gasket and a metal ring, you will need to remove the ring to be able to get the old bulb out. be careful as not to damge the rubber gasket or you will get water into your headlight. If you need any pics I can post them for you. Hope this works.
before i start to explain how to replace this i cant stress this enough MAKE SURE THAT IS THE RIGHT COMPUTER FOR THAT ECLIPSE. the 95 non turbo eclipse has a different computer from the 96 to 99. and the gst and the gsx computers are different from eachother. the gst and the gsx computers are also different from the 95 and the 96-99 non turbo eclipses. when you get the computer i would bring your vin number to any local parts store or the dealer and they should know what to do with it. now that that is said. which computer do you need replaced. if your talking about the one inside the car it is located under the center console right behind the e-brake. removing that can be a challenge due to the several bolts that holds it on. you can use a phillips head screw driver but i wouldnt recommend it. i believe it is a 10mm socket that they will fix. after you get that off i would disconnect your battery. wait a few minutes than ground yourself out to the bracket holding the shift bar on(just grab ahold of it) after that is said and done there should be 4 bolts holding it on. (i believe 10mm cant remember) and a clip with several wires going to it. before installing. clean up the area around where the computer sat. remove any dirt or anything that may be there. check the clip that plugs into it for any damage, broken or burn wires, or if the plastic clip in itself is damaged. if not the dealer would be the only place to replace this at and i would strongly recommend a garage putting it in. if all is good installation is the opposite of removal. after you get everything together turn the car to the on possition with out starting the motor and let it sit for about 10 min. this will allow that computer to learn the way your car is set up. after that you should be able to start the motor with out a problem. if you want the computer under the hood than its simple disconnect 1 or 2 clips and 3 to 4 bolts holding it on. inspect everything before installing the new computer along with cleaning up and dirt or rust in the area. and do the same process i explained about the other computer
you need to remove the headlights there is a pin on the bottom besides the bolts, along the top of the cover is your air cleaner intake remove the two pins, remove the bolts across the top of the cover there should be a steel piece on top of the cover, there are two other steel pieces in the headlight areas they are bolted to the fender, there are two bolts on each side these bolt the cover to the fender, in order to get to these bolts you must remove the plastic pieces under the bumper cover they are attached to the bumper cover and wheel well plastics with push pins, this should get it off or very close
You have to remove the headlight assembly to remove the turn lightassemble. There are two mounting bolts that hold the headlight assembly to the frame that needs to be removed and one mounting bolt that holds the turn signal light assembly on the headlight assembly that needs to be removed. Once all three bolts (black plastic in colour with a wing nut) have been removed the headlight and turn signal assembly can just be removed. Take note that the assembly has a guild slot to be guild in place back when re installing the head light and turn signal assembly. Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted and I'll try to explain in a different way if i was un clear, Harder to explain then doing the job it self.
you don't have to remove the whole front end, some one is yanking your chain when you lift the hood there is three mounting bolts that attach the headlight assembly to the body remove those and then you are going to want to position your hands on the top and side of the headlight giving a gentle tug there is a clip on the bottom of the headlight that is what you are trying to break free good luck let me know what happens
I had to put new headlights on my 96 taurus couple of years ago, from what I remember their is a forth bolt at the back of the headlight next to a guage to angle the light left or right up or down, this bolt(holds the bottom of the headlight while the others anchor the top) is in the middle between the back two bolts that you have already removed. Once you remove the housing, twist the black ring and pull to remove the bulb.