I'm trying to hook up some off road lights on my front push bumper and the instructions tell me to hook up into one of the headlights of the truck. There are three wires that come in to the headlight: white w/ green stripe, green w/ white stripe, and red w/ blue stripe. Which one should I splice into in order for these lights to work. Thanks in advance. Paul
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Re: Headlight wiring problem
I will definitive not recomend to go from the head lights because the off road lighs will come on any time you have the head lighst on i will recomend to install a togle switch so they only come on when you want it to but if you still want to do it with the head lights then go and get a light tester this tester come w/ a little bulb to test voltage and turn the lghts on the chose high or low beams depending where you want to hook up the off road to, and conect the light tester to ground and whit the sharp end test every wire and the one lights thats the one you want to conect the head lights, and like a said if you still want to conect it to head lights i recomend to go to high beams that way you will be hable to drive in the city with low beams and avoid a ticket
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open the hood-remove the retainers across the top of the bumper/grille-in the wheel wells remove the retainers that go into the bumper-pull the fender liners back and remove retainer inside that goes through the bumper into the fender-next remove the retainers across the bottom of the bumper cover-you should be able to pull it off-watch out for wires hooked to fog lights etc.-cheers denny
Hello Bruce...here are the steps to follow per All Data.
Release hood latch and open hood. Remove the headlamp assemblies. Hoist vehicle and support with safety stands. Remove the five push pin fasteners attaching bottom of fascia/air dam to radiator closure panel. Remove front wheels. Remove front wheelhouse splash shields fasteners as necessary to gain access to bolts attaching front fascia to fender. Remove the two bolts and two nuts attaching fascia to the front fenders (Fig. 1) and (Fig. 2). Disconnect fog lamp wire connectors, if necessary. Lower vehicle. Remove two bolts attaching the upper grille support to the headlamp mounting panel at each side of the grille. Remove bumper fascia from vehicle. INSTALLATION
Position front bumper fascia on vehicle (Fig. 1) and (Fig. 2). Install the two bolts attaching fascia to headlamp mounting panel at each side of grille. Hoist vehicle and support with safety stands. Install the two bolts and two nuts attaching fascia to the front fenders. The fascia should be flush to fender. Install front wheelhouse splash shields fasteners. Install front wheels. Connect fog lamp wire connectors, if necessary. Install the five push pin fasteners attaching bottom of fascia to radiator closure panel. Lower the vehicle. Install the headlamp assemblies.
The "push pin fasteners" are the pain you are having i believe. They push in, but to get them out you need squeeze them on the back & pull at the same time. If you happen to break a few, you can buy them in various sizes at the auto parts store. I hope this information is helpful, an owners manual will not have any info like this in it.
Inspect/Replace-I don't think that removing the bumper is necessary.
There can be slight variations in procedure from one model to another when replacing headlights. For instance, on some models the turn signal light assembly must be removed before the headlight can be replaced. Overall, however, the procedure does not differ much from the following typical instructions. Make sure the replacement bulb is the same type and part number as the one that is being replaced.
Comparing the old and ther replacement headlamps.
Remove the headlight bezel retaining screws. Remove the bezel. If necessary, disconnect the turn signal lamp wires.
Remove the retaining ring screws from one or both lights.
Remove the retaining rings.
Remove the light from the housing. Disconnect the wiring connector from the back of the light.
Push the wiring connector onto the prongs at the rear of the new light.
Place the new light in the headlight housing. Position it so the embossed number in the light lens is on the top.
Place the retaining ring over the light and install the retaining ring screws. Tighten them slightly.
Check the aim of the headlight and adjust it, if necessary.
Install the headlight bezel. Secure it with the retaining screws.
Connect the turn signal lamp wiring (if it was disconnected).
Open the hood to your Pontiac Grand Am. Have
the car keys on you, but not in the ignition and make sure the lights
are in the "off" position.
Locate the splash guard and the plastic push pins that hold
it down. It runs along the entire front frame rail. Removing the entire
splash guard will make it easier to to remove even one headlight on one
Remove the pins by lifting up on the center of the pin. Pull
it up about 1/4-inch and then pry the pin insert and pin out of the
Locate and remove the two-headlight assembly bolts on the the
top of the headlight assembly. Use the ratchet and a socket to remove
Pull the headlight assembly forward by hand. Be careful not
to scratch the lens of the assembly or scratch the paint on the front
Unplug the wire from the back of the headlight that is blown
Turn the headlight bezel counterclockwise (about 1/4 turn)
until it releases the headlight from the back of the headlight assembly.
Extract the old headlight and discard it.
Insert the new headlight into the headlight assembly. Be
careful not to touch the glass of the bulb. Handle it only from the
Replace the bezel and turn 1/4 turn clockwise until it locks
Plug the wire back into the headlight and rest the assembly
onto the bumper gently so you can turn on the lights to test and make
sure the headlight it working properly.
Insert the headlight assembly back into place. Replace and
tighten the headlight assembly bolts.
Put the splash guard into place and place the push pins into
position. Insert the pin and its insert into the hole with the pin still
in the "up" position. When the insert is seated flush to the splash
guard in the hole, simply push the pin down to lock.
Here's some instructions for removing bumper and headlights.
E-Class W211 front bumper removal (standard body style).
- Automotive wheel ramps (Rhino ramps from Autozone).
- 1/4" drive socket set with 8mm and 10mm sockets.
- #20 torx bit.
- Floor jack, optional but useful.
- Flat blade screwdriver.
Instructions for bumper removal:
1) Turn front wheels full right to remove push-pin fastener at lower
front corner of left wheel well plastic splash guard. It's difficult to
remove this fastener once the car is up on the wheel ramps.
2) Turn front wheels full left to remove push-pin fastener at lower front corner of right wheel well plastic splash guard.
3) Drive car up on wheel ramps. Block rear tires. Open hood.
4) Remove lower mesh plastic grille. There are five attachment
points on the top edge of the grille. You can get to three of them with
your hand by reaching between the radiator and the back side of the
grille. The two outer ones can be released with a screwdriver also
reaching in between the grille and radiator. Once the plastic tabs are
released, you can remove the grille by pulling it out from the front of
5) Remove the plastic panel located immediately behind the bumper
from the bottom of the engine compartment. This panel is held in place
with nine sheet metal screws with a 8mm hex head. Five screws are on
the bottom of the car and there are two screws in each wheel well at
the inner lower edge. After removing all nine screws you can work the
6) Disconnect the cable from each fog light and remove both fog
lights. They are held in place by two sheet metal screws with a #20
7) Remove the side marker bulbs. The one on the passenger side
turns clockwise to remove and the one on the driver side turns
8) Remove the temperature sensor from its socket on the driver side.
9) If you have a floor jack, raise the car at the jack point on the
cross member below the engine. You do not want to raise it off the
wheel ramps. But it helps to have more clearance above the tires to
work in the front wheel wells.
10) Remove three of the plastic nuts holding the forward half of
the plastic wheel well liner in place. It's not necessary to remove the
plastic liner. You just need to loosen it up so that you can pull it
away from the fender to gain access to the screw and bracket securing
the bumper to the fender.
11) Pull back the wheel well liner and remove the sheet metal screw
from the rear end of the metal bracket . There is only one sheet metal
screw (#20 torx head) holding this bracket in place. Don't attempt to
remove the bracket yet. I used a #20 torx bit in a 1/4" socket with a
6-inch extension for a 1/4" drive wrench. The head of the screw faces
12) Remove the 5mm bolts (8mm hex head) holding the bumper to the
headlight assembly between the small lens and large lens (both sides).
13) Remove the two 6mm bolts (10mm hex head) on either side of the large grille area opening.
14) Remove the two 6mm bolts (10mm hex head) securing the bumper to
the bottom edge of the crashbar. You can access these bolts through the
front where you removed the plastic mesh grille.
15) Remove the three 5mm bolts (8mm hex head) holding each
headlight assembly in place. Two longer bolts are on top. One at the
rear outer corner and one at the front inner corner. The third bolt is
accessed from the bottom. It's in the area above the fog lamps. You
don't need to disconnect the headlight cables and remove the assembly.
But it helps to allow the headlight assembly to "float" freely while
you disengage the bumper from the fender.
16) At this point all of the fasteners holding the bumper in place
have been removed. The only thing left to do is to remove the two
brackets "clamping" the bumper cover to the lower front edge of the
front fenders. Before you do this, position some cardboard boxes, bags
of packing material, six packs of paper towels, or other suitable items
to protect the bumper in case it falls off the car.
17) The bracket holding the bumper cover to the fender has a "pin"
that slips into a slot at the front edge of the bumper cover. There is
a matching slot near the front edge of the fender. It's not possible to
see this pin from the bottom of the car. Use a flat blade screwdriver
to pry the bracket away from the bumper/fender and towards the center
of the car. The bracket will "hinge" on the pin at the front end of the
bracket. After you swing the bracket away from the bumper, you need to
slide it forward to remove it from the slot in the bumper cover and
fender. You will probably scratch some paint off of this bracket with
the screwdriver. I recommend repainting the scratched areas of the
bracket before reinstalling it.
18) After removing the bracket from each side of the car you need
to deal with the small plastic "hook" holding the bumper cover to the
very front tip of the fender. This hook is an integral part of the
bumper cover. Disengaging this hook from the fender is probably the
most difficult step of removing the bumper. Simultaneously raise the
head light assembly slightly, push the leading edge of the fender
outward slightly, and push the bumper cover inward toward the headlight
assembly. Don't get too aggressive with the fender. It's aluminum and
you will make a real mess if you apply too much pressure on the fender.
It took me about 20 minutes to free each side from this hook. It should
take you less time, since you now know that the hook exists!
19) Gently pull the bumper forward and away from the car. This is
one step where a second person would be helpful. But I did manage to do
this step alone. There is a "pulley" like attachment point on each side
just below the fender/bumper seam.
To re-install the bumper, reverse the order of the steps above.
When re-installing the bracket between the bumper cover and fender, I
smeared a thin coating of car wash soap on the bracket to facilitate
snapping the bracket back into place.
Under the bumper cover is a fiberglass bumper. It could be broken or your bumper mounts could be bent on that side. It is best to remove the screws (on the side of the wheel well) and 10mm bolts holding the bumper cover, and locate the two frontal bolts in each bracket. There are also some plastic push pin nuts in various spots too. Don't try to get the push pins under the headlights, they will come with when the bumper is removed.
at the bottom of the headlight where it sits on the bumper you will have to push down on the bumper as the headlight gets caught on the lip of the bumper, they are a bit tricky, i hope this helps, also there is a sprung loaded clip that you need to relase once you have wound the head light forward, you will need a long bladed screw driver it sits on the side of the headlight near the front on either headlight
There are 5 bolts holding the headlight assembly in place. 2 at the top and 3 underneath.
Remove the plastic cross piece by prising out the clips and then the grille clips too then unbolt the bolts eithr side under the wheel arch. The bumper is still fastened using cips. Pull the bumper forward to unclip.