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I am trying to change my headlight on my 2005 Saturn Relay and I have removed the retainer pin and the screw from the top of the headlamp assembly, Then nex step is to pull the assembly away from the vehicle. How am I suppose to do this and how far awaycan it be removed. I can pull the whole section away maybe a half inch.

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The whole assembly should pull out far enough to reach in and disconnect the electrical connectors. Sometimes you have to wiggle the headlamp past things like the front grille and the bumper facia. They usually fit pretty tight. It also may have a problem with the wiring harness getting caught on something on the way out. Sometimes you have to reach in with a long screwdriver or something to free the wiring harness from whatever it may be caught on. If you have the screw next to the fender and the long pin near the grille removed, you are doing it correctly - you just have to "play" with it.

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This is in addition to the last solution... The reason you still felt resistance is a small ball-joint connecting the leftmost side of the headlight assembly to the body. JUST PULL AND WIGGLE. The ball-joint won't break, but you do have to yank & wiggle the headlight to get it free. Hope this helps, I just successfully changed one using the answer above and figuring out the ball-joint

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  • Gene Lawson Jun 04, 2013

    another website offers this additional advice for removing the headlight/turn signal casing from a 2007 Saturn Relay: remove the weatherstripping from around the component starting on the side closest to the middle/inside of the vehicle, as in mid-vehicle area. once you have the weatherstripping off, it will be easier to pull/jiggle/wiggle free of the ball/joint connector hidden at the back of the component.

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REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the push-pin retainers that secure the top of the upper fascia and grille assembly to the upper tie bar to allow the upper fascia and grille assembly to flex forward.
  3. Remove the bolt and the push-pin retainer that secures the top of the headlamp assembly to the upper tie bar.

  1. Gently pull the upper fascia and grille assembly forward only far enough to remove the bolt located at the bottom inboard side of the headlamp assembly.
  2. Pull the headlamp assembly straight out to disengage the snap-in retainer at the lower outboard back surface of the assembly. Turn the assembly so that the front inboard corner clears the front fascia.
  3. Pull the headlamp assembly out and away from the vehicle
  4. Disconnect the headlamp electrical connector.
  5. Remove the headlamp assembly from the vehicle.
  6. Remove the headlamp bulb cover from the headlamp assembly.
  7. Remove the headlamp bulb socket from the headlamp assembly.
CAUTION: Refer to Halogen Bulb Caution in Service Precautions.


  1. Remove the headlamp bulb.
  2. Remove the side marker bulb socket from the outer side of the headlamp assembly.
  3. Remove the side marker bulb.
  4. Remove the parking lamp bulb socket from the inner edge of the headlamp assembly.
  5. Remove the parking lamp bulb.
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CAUTION: Refer to Halogen Bulb Caution in Service Precautions.


  1. Install the headlamp bulb to the socket.
  2. Install the headlamp bulb socket to the headlamp assembly.
  3. Install the headlamp bulb cover to the headlamp assembly.
  4. Install the side marker bulb to the socket.
  5. Install the side marker bulb socket to the headlamp assembly.
  6. Install the parking lamp bulb to the socket.
  7. Install the parking lamp socket to the headlamp assembly.
  8. Connect the headlamp electrical connector.
  9. Install the headlamp assembly to the vehicle by placing it back into position so that the bolt holes align and the snap-in retainer located at the outboard back surface of the headlamp assembly engages.
  10. Gently pull the upper fascia and grille assembly forward only far enough to install the bolt located at the bottom inboard side of the headlamp assembly.
NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
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Tighten the bolts to 6 N.m (53 lb in).


  1. Install the push-pin retainers that secure the top of the upper fascia and grille assembly to the upper tie bar to allow the upper fascia and grille assembly.
  2. Close the hood.
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How to change headlight in 2005 trailblazer


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REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Open and support the hood.
  2. Remove the grille.
  3. Pull up on the retaining tabs (1) in order to remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
  4. Disconnect the headlamp leveling electrical connector from the motor/actuator if equipped.
  5. Disconnect the headlamp electrical connector (2) from the headlamp assembly.
  6. Remove the side marker socket (4) from the headlamp assembly.
  7. Remove the park/turn socket (3) from the headlamp assembly.
  8. Remove the headlamp assembly from the headlamp panel.
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  1. Position the headlamp assembly to the headlamp panel.
  2. Index and seat the tabs on the park/turn socket (3) to the headlamp assembly.
  3. Index and seat the tabs on the side marker socket (4) to the headlamp assembly.
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  7. Push down on the retaining tabs (1) in order to lock the headlamp assembly into the headlamp panel.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Sealed Beam NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with headlamp doors turn the headlight switch ON. Open the hood and locate the power distribution center. This center is located in the front of the left front strut tower. Remove the cover from the center and remove the Headlamp Close Relay. This will prevent the headlamp doors from closing to provide easier servicing. Turn the headlight switch to OFF, then perform this repair.
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    Fig. 2: . . . remove the light bulb socket retaining ring 86726p14.jpg
    Fig. 3: Rotate the light bulb socket 1?4 turn counter-clockwise, then pull it straight out of the lens assembly 86726p15.jpg
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addf3bf.jpg To remove the headlights, unfasten the retaining screws, then remove the headlight trim


48161cd.jpg Remove the 4 headlight retaining ring screws (A). Do not confuse these with the aiming screws (B)


801c856.jpg Remove the headlight retaining ring, but make sure the headlight doesn't fall out of the assembly


c776dce.jpg Pull the headlight out of the mounting plate, unplug the electrical connector and remove the headlight

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