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2005 buick Terazza. How to replace passenger side low beam halogen bulb? Apparently the headlamp assembly needs to be removed to get access to the socket in the rear but I don't see how it's attached.

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  • TEXASDULL Nov 09, 2008

    CAN NOT GET HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY OUT

  • ohiosmasher Jan 13, 2009

    According to the owners manual, you remove a pin then a hex nut, at this point you are supposed to be able to pull the headlamp assembly away from the vehicle. After 45 minutes of pulling my headlamp assembley is still securely in the vehicle. It is NOT coming away from the vehicle! It moves, but is snagged somewhere.

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It is not obvious - You actually have to remove the plastic trim inside the wheel arch - You may have to take off the wheel first - The the bulb comes out of the back of the lamp.

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How do remove a headlight from the the assembly for a 1999 buick park avenue


Hello there,
For you to be able to take off the assembly of the headlight on your car, please follow the steps below:
Ensure that the headlight switch (on the driver side of the Regal's passenger cabin) is in the off position.
Release the hood latch and open the hood.
Approach the passenger-side headlamp assembly. (Although on your left, this is the right-side lens assembly when sitting inside the vehicle.)
Locate the two white retaining brackets on the top rear edge of the assembly.
Lift the tabs straight upward about an inch to an inch and a half.
Grab the assembly from the sides of the front edge (being careful of any broken lens pieces; although the lens is made of plastic, you can still get cut by jagged pieces).
Firmly pull the assembly outward, away from the front of the Regal. Wiggle the assembly slightly to unseat the headlamp assembly alignment guide pins from their anchors.
Pull the assembly out only far enough to access the wire harness connections of the low-beam headlight, the high-beam headlight and the integrated parking/directional light.
Twist the retaining collar of the low-beam lamp (the outside lamp, toward the fender) a quarter-turn counterclockwise to remove the light from the headlamp assembly while it is still attached to the wire harness. Be careful not to contact the halogen bulbs with your bare hands, or you can damage the bulbs.
Twist the retaining collar of the high-beam headlight (the inner headlight, closer to the grill) in the same manner as you did the low-beam lamp to remove the high-beam bulb and harness from the headlamp assembly.
Twist the socket of the last remaining integrated parking/directional bulb and wire harness assembly a quarter-turn counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly.
Discard the assembly and replace it with the new headlamp assembly by following the steps above in reverse order. Make sure to align the tabs of the retaining collar and parking/directional lamp socket with the mating notches on the new headlamp assembly before turning them all clockwise a quarter-turn to lock them in place.
All the best Elect_Comp

Sep 13, 2011 | Buick Park Avenue Cars & Trucks

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Need help changing out the low beam on drivers side of 2006 buick rainier


Removal & Installation
Bulb Replacement
To Remove:

CAUTION
Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas.
Mishandling a bulb may result in the bulb shattering into flying glass
fragments.

CAUTION
Make sure to wear eye protection when
handling a halogen bulb.

CAUTION
Do not touch the glass of a halogen bulb,
only handle the bulb by the base.

CAUTION
Do not allow a halogen bulb to come into
contact with dirt or moisture.

CAUTION
Make sure to dispose of a used halogen bulb
properly.

CAUTION
Do not allow children to handle halogen
bulbs.


  1. Turn the lamp switch to the off position.
  2. Make sure the bulb is cool before changing.
  3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  4. Remove the rear access cover from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  6. Remove the bulb from the headlamp assembly by rotating the bulb and socket
    counterclockwise.

To Install:


  1. Connect the headlamp connector.
  2. Install the bulb into the headlamp assembly by rotating the bulb and socket
    clockwise.
  3. Install the rear access cover onto the headlamp assembly.
  4. Install the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.

Headlamp Assembly
Chevrolet
To Remove:






Headlamp Assembly (Chevrolet)
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  1. Remove the grille from the front of the vehicle.
  2. Release the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  3. If equipped, disconnect the headlamp leveling motor connector.
  4. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  5. Remove the park/turn and side marker bulb sockets from the headlamp
    assembly.
  6. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.

To Install:


  1. Place the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
  2. Install the park/turn and side marker bulb sockets into the headlamp
    assembly.
  3. Connect the headlamp connector.
  4. If equipped, connect the headlamp leveling motor connector.
  5. Lock the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  6. Install the grille onto the front of the vehicle.

GMC, Oldsmobile, Buick, Isuzu, and Saab
To Remove:






Headlamp Assembly (GMC, Saab, Oldsmobile, and Buick)
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  1. Release the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  2. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  3. Remove the park/turn bulb socket from the headlamp assembly.
  4. For GMC, Saab, Oldsmobile, and Isuzu vehicles, remove the side marker bulb
    socket from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.

To Install:


  1. Place the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
  2. For GMC, Saab, Oldsmobile, and Isuzu vehicles, install the side marker bulb
    socket into the headlamp assembly.
  3. Install the park/turn bulb socket into the headlamp assembly.
  4. Connect the headlamp connector.
  5. Lock the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.


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Oct 28, 2010 | 2006 Buick Rainier

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How to replace headlight bulb on 2002 chevy trailblazer


Headlamp Removal & Installation Bulb Replacement To Remove:
CAUTION
Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas. Mishandling a bulb may result in the bulb shattering into flying glass fragments.
CAUTION
Make sure to wear eye protection when handling a halogen bulb.
CAUTION
Do not touch the glass of a halogen bulb, only handle the bulb by the base.
CAUTION
Do not allow a halogen bulb to come into contact with dirt or moisture.
CAUTION
Make sure to dispose of a used halogen bulb properly.
CAUTION
Do not allow children to handle halogen bulbs.
  1. Turn the lamp switch to the off position.
  2. Make sure the bulb is cool before changing.
  3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  4. Remove the rear access cover from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  6. Remove the bulb from the headlamp assembly by rotating the bulb and socket counterclockwise.
To Install:
  1. Connect the headlamp connector.
  2. Install the bulb into the headlamp assembly by rotating the bulb and socket clockwise.
  3. Install the rear access cover onto the headlamp assembly.
  4. Install the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
Headlamp Assembly Chevrolet To Remove:
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  1. Remove the grille from the front of the vehicle.
  2. Release the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  3. If equipped, disconnect the headlamp leveling motor connector.
  4. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  5. Remove the park/turn and side marker bulb sockets from the headlamp assembly.
  6. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
To Install:
  1. Place the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
  2. Install the park/turn and side marker bulb sockets into the headlamp assembly.
  3. Connect the headlamp connector.
  4. If equipped, connect the headlamp leveling motor connector.
  5. Lock the headlamp assembly retaining tabs.
  6. Install the grille onto the front of the vehicle.

Jul 20, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Headlight mounting for 98 Buick Century


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GM Century/Lumina/Grand Prix/Intrigue 1997-2000 Repair Guide
Headlamps REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Sealed Beam
  1. Open the hood.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the headlamp bezel retainers and bezel.
  4. Remove the spring from the bottom edge of the headlamp assembly.
NOTE Do not apply pressure to the plastic bubble of the vertical aim indicator.
  1. Detach the electrical connector from the assembly.
  2. Unfasten the two screws from the headlamp retaining ring.
  3. Rotate the retaining ring away from the headlamp.
  4. Remove the headlamp from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the headlamp and retaining ring and secure with the two retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  2. Attach the electrical connector to the assembly.
  3. Install the spring to the bottom of the headlamp assembly.
  4. Install the headlamp bezel and retainers.
  5. Connect the negative battery and test the lights for proper operation.
Composite Headlamps
The headlamps used on the majority of vehicles covered by this guide are called "composite lamps". Unlike the glass sealed beam units used on older vehicles, these headlamps are made of special plastic using small halogen gas bulbs. The bulbs are replaceable, but they do require special handling.

CAUTION Halogen bulbs contain a gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. Always allow the bulb to cool before removal. Always use the following precautions to help avoid personal injury.
Turn the light switch OFF and allow the bulb to cool before changing bulbs. Leave the switch OFF until the bulb replacement procedure is complete.
Always wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb.
Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass. Do not drop or scratch the bulb.
Keep the bulb away from moisture.
Place the used bulb in the new bulb's carton and dispose of it properly. Keep halogen bulbs out of reach of children.
Depending on the installation, the low-bean and the high-beam halogen bulbs may actually be removable without removing the entire composite headlamp assembly. Look your application over carefully to see there is enough room behind the headlamp to fit your hand to remove the bulb holder. Since removing the composite headlamp assembly is not difficult, the following procedure assumes that the headlamp is being removed from the vehicle for halogen bulb service.
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  1. Raise the hood and look at the headlamp installation. On some applications, the headlamp is retained by screws and some molded tabs that slip into slots in the sheetmetal mounting bracket. On other applications, two U-shaped clips may hold the headlamp in place. Remove the headlamp retainers and gently work the headlamp free of the vehicle.
  2. If the wiring harness is so short that it is difficult to work on the headlamp, simply unplug the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.
  3. The halogen bulb may have a large, knurled plastic ring that retains the socket to the headlamp. Turn this ring to detach it and remove the socket with the halogen bulb.
  4. Remove the burned-out bulb and discard safely.

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WARNING Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers. Oil from your fingers can severely shorted the life of the bulb. If necessary, wipe off any dirt or oil from the bulb with rubbing alcohol before completing installation.
  1. Take great care not to touch the new replacement halogen bulb as oil from your skin will burn when the bulb is turned on and may damage the glass, shortening the life of the bulb. Use a clean, dry paper towel to handle the bulb.
  2. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  3. Verify that the lights work correctly.

Headlamp adjustment may be temporarily made using a wall, as described below, or on the rear of another vehicle. When adjusted, the lights should not glare in oncoming car or truck windshields, nor should they illuminate the passenger compartment of vehicles driving in front of you. These adjustments are rough and should always be fine-tuned by a repair shop which is equipped with headlamp aiming tools. Improper adjustments may be both dangerous and illegal.


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Fig. Typical composite headlamp aiming rods


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Fig. Typical horizontal and vertical adjuster locations



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Fig. Vehicle headlamp aiming device (RH)-Buick shown, others similar
Before removing the headlamp bulb or disturbing the headlamp in any way, note the current settings in order to ease headlamp adjustment upon reassembly. If the high or low beam setting of the old lamp still works, this can be done using the wall of a garage or a building:
  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, with the fuel tank about 1 / 2 full and with the vehicle empty of all extra cargo (unless normally carried). The vehicle should be facing a wall which is no less than 6 feet (1.8m) high and 12 feet (3.7m) wide. The front of the vehicle should be about 25 feet from the wall.
  2. If neither beam on one side is working, and if another like-sized vehicle is available, park the second one in the exact spot where the vehicle was and mark the beams using the same-side light. Then switch the vehicles so the one to be aimed is back in the original spot. It must be parked no closer to or farther away from the wall than the second vehicle.
  3. Perform any necessary repairs, but make sure the vehicle is not moved, or is returned to the exact spot from which the lights were marked. Turn the headlamps ON and adjust the beams to match the marks on the wall.
  4. Have the headlamp adjustment checked as soon as possible by a reputable repair shop.

Hope helps with this (remember rated this) Good luck.

Jan 13, 2010 | 1998 Buick Century

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1999 buick park avenue passenger low-beam out / bulb inaccessible


There are 2 screws that hold the head lamp assembly.Remove the screws and pull the headlamp out.You should be able to remove the low beam bulb out.Check and make sure it works before you put it back together.Good luck.

Nov 24, 2009 | 1999 Buick Park Avenue

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How to replace the high beam bulb on a 98 GMC Suburban. What needs to be removed to get to it?


Headlamp Bulb: Service and Repair
REMOVAL PROCEDURE
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position.
CAUTION: Halogen bulbs contain gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments.
To help avoid personal injury:
- Turn off the lamp switch and allow the bulb to cool before changing the bulb. Leave the lamp switch off until the bulb change is
complete
- Always wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb.
- Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass.
- Do not drop or scratch the bulb.
- Keep dirt and moisture off the bulb.
- Place the used bulb in the new bulb's carton and dispose of it properly.
- Keep halogen bulbs out of the reach of children
NOTE
: Avoid touching the bulb or letting the bulb come in contact with anything damp. Oil from your skin or moisture on the bulb can cause
the bulb to explode when the bulb is turned on. It either comes in contact with the bulb, clean the bulb with alcohol or a suitable degreaser and
wipe the bulb dry.
2. Remove the bulbs from the headlamp capsules by reaching from the engine compartment and by twisting the bulb counterclockwise.
3. Remove the 2 long screws from the top of the radiator support.
4. Pull forward the headlamp assembly (3).
5. Disconnect the electrical connector (2) from the burned out bulb assembly (1).
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
IMPORTANT
:
- Replace a high beam bulb with another high beam bulb. The high beam bulb has a red gasket.
- Replace a low beam bulb with another low beam bulb. The low beam bulb has a gray tip and a yellow gasket at the base.
1. Install the new bulb assembly (1) into the headlamp assembly (3).
Twist clockwise the bulb assembly.
2. Seat the bulb assembly with the connector facing down.
3. Connect the electrical connector (2) to the bulb assembly.
4. Install the headlamp assembly.
5. Install the 2 long screws through the top of the radiator support.
6. Tighten the screws.

Oct 30, 2009 | 1998 GMC Suburban

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Change low beam


Headlamp Removal & Installation Bulb Replacement To Remove:
CAUTION
Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas. Mishandling a bulb may result in the bulb shattering into flying glass fragments.
CAUTION
Make sure to wear eye protection when handling a halogen bulb.
CAUTION
Do not touch the glass of a halogen bulb, only handle the bulb by the base.
CAUTION
Do not allow a halogen bulb to come into contact with dirt or moisture.
CAUTION
Make sure to dispose of a used halogen bulb properly.
CAUTION
Do not allow children to handle halogen bulbs.
  1. Turn the lamp switch to the off position.
  2. Make sure the bulb is cool before changing.
  3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  4. Remove the rear access cover from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  6. Remove the bulb from the headlamp assembly by rotating the bulb and socket counterclockwise.
To Install:
  1. Connect the headlamp connector.
  2. Install the bulb into the headlamp assembly by rotating the bulb and socket clockwise.
  3. Install the rear access cover onto the headlamp assembly.
  4. Install the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.

Jul 16, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Front turn signal bulb replacement


HEADLAMP BULB REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

CAUTION: Halogen bulbs contain gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. To help avoid personal injury:

  • Turn off the lamp switch and allow the bulb to cool before changing the bulb.
  • Leave the lamp switch OFF until the bulb change is complete.
  • Always wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb.
  • Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass.
  • Keep dirt and moisture off the bulb.
  • Properly dispose of the used bulb.
  • Keep halogen bulbs out of the reach of children .
NOTE : Avoid touching the bulb or letting the bulb come in contact with anything damp. Oil from your skin or moisture on the bulb can cause the bulb to explode when the bulb is turned on. If either comes in contact with the bulb, clean the bulb with alcohol or a suitable degreaser and wipe the bulb dry.


  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the headlamp. Refer to Headlamp Replacement .
  1. Remove the access cover from the rear of the headlamp.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
  3. Rotate the bulb and socket counter clockwise in order to remove the bulb and socket from the housing.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
  5. Remove the bulb and socket from the headlamp.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT :
  • Replace a high beam bulb with another high beam bulb. The high beam bulb has a black socket.
  • Replace a low beam bulb with another low beam bulb. The low beam bulb has a gray tip and a grey socket.
    1. Position the bulb and socket to the headlamp.
    2. Connect the electrical connector to the socket.
    3. Install the bulb and socket to the housing by rotating the bulb and socket clockwise, locking the retaining tabs to the housing.
    4. Install the access cover to the rear of the headlamp assembly
    5. Install the headlamp

REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the headlamp.
  3. Rotate the bulb and socket counter-clockwise in order to remove the bulb and socket from the housing.
  4. Remove the side marker bulb (3) or turn signal/park bulb (4) from the socket.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


  1. Install the side marker bulb (3) or turn signal/park bulb (4) to the socket.
  2. Wipe the bulb with a clean cloth to ensure the bulb is free of any dirt or oil.
  3. Install the bulb and socket to the headlamp by rotating the bulb and socket clockwise, locking the retaining tabs to the headlamp.
  4. Install the headlamp.

Jul 10, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Replace low beam headlamp, passenger side, 2004 Navigator


Remove the front radiator air deflector.
Remove the three bolts and the headlamp assembly.
    • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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Remove the headlamp bulb protective cover.
1 Low beam cover. 2 High beam cover.

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Feb 13, 2009 | 2003 Lincoln Navigator

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REPLACEMENT OF [LOW BEAM] HALOGEN BULB IN 2004 Buick LeSabre


I just Replaced a Low Beam Light bulb on a 2005 Buick La Sabre.

If You use a Metric socket and Remove the Two Silver bolts Attaching the headlight Assemble onto the metal surrounding the the lamp assembly it comes out to the front. This makes it much easier to access the bulb. Twist it counerclockwise & it comes out by pulling gently on the bulb. Then by realeasing a tab that is the socket holder bulb can be removed & replaced with a New #9006 low beam halogen light bulb. Wrap a Paper towel around the bulb & do NOT touch it with your bare hand as this wiil ruin a halogen bulb,

Jan 22, 2009 | 2004 Buick LeSabre

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