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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

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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.

    Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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