Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
9000 series bulbs are rear loaded bulbs, meaning you need to have access to the back of the light fixture to remove the retaining ring, harness plug and bulb. On some vehicles you may need to remove the air filter assembly or battery to gain access, or you can remove the headlight assembly to gain access to the bulb - which route you go depends on how many things are in the way and if it would be faster to take out the assembly. Chevy used several different types of fasteners - Phillips, Torx or Allen screws. You should not need to mess with the adjustment screws since they are a part of the assembly. Determine which fasteners were used on your vehicle and remove just the mounting screws. Try to unplug the headlight before removing the assembly - if you are unable to then remove mounting screws and pull out the assembly far enough to unplug. Make sure you wipe off the glass part of the new bulb with a clean rag and rubbing alcohol to remove any body oils or dirt which will cause the bulb to burn out. Pay attention to the location of the flat part of the bulb to install new bulb correctly. There is a plastic retaining ring that holds the bulb in place in the assembly. Turning this ring 1/8 turn clockwise will release it from the assembly so you can remove the old bulb. Hope this helps and please rate my solution - and thanks for using Fixya!!
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