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Replacing headlamp What are the steps to replace a headlamp that's out? The driver's side headlamp in front of the battery.

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Hi jlamsmiley,

You may find it easier to remove the battery...or you may get chaffed hands....Reach down and remove the connector...it has snap clips on the sides.... Remove the plastic dust cover and then reach inside the housing and you'll find a spring wire clip which locks into a hook, release that and the bulb comes out.... Fit the new H4 bulb and make sure that the tabs fit the housing.... You'll notice that two are smaller than the third....This is how the bulb is pre-focused....

Regards Johngee10

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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1

Was the Lighting System Diagnostic System check performed?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems

2

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  2. Turn the headlamp switch to the OFF position.
Are any of the headlamps on?
Go to Step 3
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems

3

Disconnect the headlamp switch.
Are the headlamps on?
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 8

4

Disconnect the multifunction turn signal switch.
Are the headlamps on?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 5

5

Test for a short to battery positive voltage in the headlamp switch signal circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES Go to Step 10
NO Go to Step 7

6

Test for a short to battery positive voltage in the headlamp supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES Go to Step 10
NO Go to Step 9

7

Replace the multifunction turn signal switch. Refer to Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column.
Did you complete the replacement?
YES Go to Step 10

8

Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 10

9

Replace the underhood fuse block. Refer to Underhood Electrical Center or Junction Block Replacement in Wiring Systems.
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10

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
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98 cad deville headlights stay on headlight & twilight sentinel switch is off along with the ign. i'm stumped can you help. Ted


Did you check the high/ low beam headlamp relay ? Stuck contacts in side relay .Plus headlamp relay an DRL relay .All are located in the underhood relay center .
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This may sound pretty complex .
1
Was the Headlights System Check performed?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Headlight System Check
2
Are the park lamps also on?
--
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 13
3
Connect a Scan Tool to the data link connector (DLC).
Inspect the IPC headlamp switch input.
Does the headlamp switch operate properly?
--
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 10
4
Disconnect the instrument cluster (IPC) connector C3.
Do the headlamps and park lamps turn off?
--
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 6
5
Replace the instrument cluster (IPC). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
Is the repair complete?
--
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Is the repair complete?

6
Disconnect the body control module (PZM) connector C2.
Do the headlamps and park lamps turn off?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8
7
Replace the body control module (PZM). Refer to Body Control Module Replacement in Body Control System.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

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Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Control Module
Right of the steering column, behind the IP
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Action
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*

1
Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
The following lamps light:
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• The front side marker lamps (Domestic)
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Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1
Inspect the PARK LP fuse.
Is the fuse open?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Step 3

2
Repair a short to ground in CKT 1340.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

3
Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
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Did the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

4
Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal O and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 6

5
Replace the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

6
Repair the following conditions in CKT 1340 between the PARK LP fuse and the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal O:
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--
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--

7
Repair the following conditions in CKT 9 between the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal R and S204:
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--
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1

Did you perform the Lighting System Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems

2

  1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
  2. Turn the headlamp switch to the HEAD position.
  3. Place the headlamp dimmer switch in the high beam position.
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Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
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7

  1. Disconnect the inoperative headlamp.
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8

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9

Test for a high resistance or an open in the battery positive voltage circuit of the inoperative headlamp. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
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11

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Did you find and correct the condition?
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12

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13

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Did you find and correct the condition?
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14

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Go to Step 17
--

15

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--

16

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column.
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Go to Step 17
--

17

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

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Remove the bolts from the front bumper fascia at the fender



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    Remove the 3 bolts which secure the composite headlamp



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