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Head and Tail Light Replacement

How do I replace head and tail lights on a 1998 GMC Jimmy. The manual gives a short instructions it doesn't seem that easy.

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Hello,

I have a 1999 GMC Sonoma and have had to replace the lights a few times.

- For the front lights, pop the hood and look to the front.
- Behind each light there are 2 black tabs.
- Pull these up to release the head lights. Be careful. they may fall right off!
- Pull the headlamp assembly out and take note of how the two tabs at the bottom fit into the frame.
- Undo all the bulbs (Some twist while others require you to hold a piece down while you twist to release the bulb) Keep track of which bulbs came out from where
- Once all bulbs are free, replace as needed.
- To reinstall, put the bulbs in the same holes they came out of
- Remember those black tabs you took note of earlier when the assembly came off? It's time to put those tabs back in the slots they came out of.
- Align the black rubber bumpers on the back with their sqaure holes
- Push the Assembly into the frame and have those black tabs ready.
- Once you see the square bumpers on the other side of the frame, slide the black bumpers back on
- Repeat for the other side

- For the tailights, Open your tailgate
- Locate the screws on the sides holding your tail light on (usually one or two screws)
- Undo the screws and take the taillight out
- Undo the bulbs like you did with the headlamps
- replace bulbs as nessecary
- Put bulbs back in
- Reattach tail light (With screws)

A Hayes Service manual also covers these pocedures.

Good Luck!

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