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Is it true that you have to remove the bumper to replace the headlight bulbs on the Saturn Aura?

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  • bizjet Jul 28, 2008

    I can't believe that GM would make it so hard to do. I guess they do it that way so the average person has to spend money having the dealer do it. What a scam!!!

  • hsander9 Mar 10, 2009

    First my regular headlight burnt out, so after finding out you have to remove the front wheels and fender liners and drop the front bumper and fascia (which the shop bills out as 1.8 hours by the way)I adjusted the high beams down and ran with them on until I could get it into service and spend $300 to get a headlight bulb replaced. What a crock. But now my high beam has burnt out on the same side, so now I have to run with my fog lights on at night so I don't get a ticket for no headlights. No wonder the car industry in this country is going to hell in a handbasket.

  • Tom017 Mar 29, 2009

    I need to replace a headlight on my Saturn Aura, too. The bulbs are up against the frame so you can't get your hand in there to reach the bulbs. The whole headlight fixture won't budge once you remove the top mounting screws.



    There's a bracket underneath the headlights below the grille and bumper that's not reachable unless you remove the bumper. Now who in their right mind at GM would design and engineer this? These lights are not owner replaceable. Now I have to pay several hundred dollars to replace a ten dollar headlight? Don't buy a Saturn Aura unless they provide free lifetime headlight replacement. But GM doesn't care...they want to sell off Saturn anyway.

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    2008 saturn aura headlight bulb replacement

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    2008 saturn aura headlight bulb replacement

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Depends on how hard you want to be on yourself. It Can be done if you've the flexibility of speghetti, but save time and do it right...accordianmn

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