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How do you get the headlight lamp out of the socket. I unplugged the connector under the hood. Then, does the bulb rotate counterclockwise and pull out? I couldn't turn it.

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Push in turn counterclockwise remember dont touch bulb with your fingers keep it clean,oil from your finger and dirt will reduce the life of the bulb.

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Removal of head light assy 1989 ford ranger.


Hello,

To remove the front head light please follow the steps below:
  1. Place the Ford Ranger in "Park." Turn the engine off. Turn the headlights off. Remove the key from the ignition. Allow the truck to cool for about 20 minutes.
  2. Open the hood of the vehicle. Locate the two retainer pins on the headlight assembly of the light that needs to be replaced. Pry the retainer pins open with your finger. This releases the headlight assembly from the Ranger.
  3. Pull the headlight assembly forward. Unplug the electrical connector from the back of the assembly by hand. Rotate the retaining ring counterclockwise and slide it off the plastic bulb base.
  4. Pull the burned out bulb straight out of the headlight assembly. Discard the used bulb. Insert a replacement bulb into the headlight assembly and push it straight into the socket until it clicks into place. Slide the retaining ring around the bulb and rotate it clockwise to secure it.
  5. Plug the electrical connector into the back of the unit. Slide the headlight assembly back into the Ranger. Push the retaining pins back down to secure the headlight assembly.
Hope this helped. thank You for using FixYa!!!

Jan 19, 2011 | 1989 Ford Ranger

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How to install left side headlamp in 1996 econoline van?


Hi-Series
  1. Turn the headlight switch OFF.
  2. Open the hood and locate the bulb which is in the rear of the headlamp body.
  3. Bend back and lift up on the two black tabs retaining while holding the lamp to the van.
  4. Disengage the electrical connection by grasping the wires and snapping the connector rearward.
  5. Remove the bulb retaining ring by rotating it counterclockwise (when viewed from the rear) about 1/8 of a turn and sliding the ring off the base.
  6. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight back out

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Carefully pull the halogen headlight bulb from its socket. If applicable, release the retaining clip


To install:


  1. Insert the bulb into the socket with the flat side of the base facing forward. Turn the base slightly to the left or right, if necessary to align grooves in the forward part of the base with the locating tabs inside the socket.
  2. When the tabs are aligned, push the bulb into the socket until the mounting face on the base contacts the rear face of the socket.

Bulbs No. 9004 and 9007 are similar, but not interchangeable.

  1. Install the retaining ring and rotate it clockwise. A stop will be felt when the ring is full engaged.
  2. Engage the electrical connector by pushing it on until it snaps and locks into position.
  3. Install the lamp in the grille and engage the two black locking tabs.
  4. Turn the lights ON to check for proper operation.
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How to change headlight lamp in 2005 Pontiac g6


To change the bulbs you need to first remove the 5 plastic pop screws on the front bumper. They're spread out at the top of the bumper right under the hood. Once you get those out, you have to remove the two hex bolts on each headlight. Then it gets tricky. You need to pull the light towards the front of the car until it pops out of the ball-bearing type mount on the fender. Once that pops out, you have to pull the front bumper forward while maneuvering the headlight out towards the front.

As per the manual it says as follows:---

Open the hood.

Hold the headlamp to prevent damage to the headlamp or to the fascia. Remove the bolts from the headlamp assembly. Remove the push-in-retainers across the front fascia. Remove the headlamp assembly. Lift the headlamp upward to release the locating tab from the front edge of the fender.

Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.

Remove the headlamp bulb access cover by rotating the headlamp bulb access cover counterclockwise, if necessary.

Remove the headlamp bulb from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.

Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector, if necessary.

Remove the park/turn bulb access cover by rotating the cover counterclockwise, if necessary.

Remove the park/turn bulb from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.

Gently pull the park/turn bulb from the socket, if necessary. Install the park/turn bulb into the bulb socket.

Install the park/turn bulb socket into the headlamp housing by rotating the socket clockwise.

Install the park/turn bulb access cover by rotating the cover clockwise.

Connect the headlamp bulb to the headlamp electrical connector.

Install the headlamp bulb into the headlamp housing. Rotate the socket clockwise until locked.

Install the headlamp bulb access cover by rotating the cover clockwise.

Position the headlamp assembly to the vehicle. Lift the headlamp upward to release the locating tab to the front edge of the fender.

Install the bolts to the headlamp assembly. Tighten the bolts to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

Install the push-in-retainers across the front fascia.

Close the hood.

----------This will help.thanks.Helpmech.

Dec 25, 2010 | Pontiac G6 Cars & Trucks

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Do I have to remove the tray liner from the 2003 Rodeo pick up to replace tail light assembly?


Utility And Sportside Pick-Up Models
  1. Make sure the headlight switch is off and the ignition switch is in the lock position.

  2. Unfasten the screws retaining the lens, then remove the lens.

  3. Disconnect the bulb socket from the license plate lamp by rotating it 1/4 of a turn counterclockwise.

  4. Remove the bulb from the socket.

  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
    Without A Step Bumper

    1. Make sure the headlight switch is off and the ignition switch is in the lock position.

    2. Disconnect the bulb socket from the license plate lamp by rotating it 1/4 of a turn counterclockwise.

    3. Pull the bulb from the socket.

    4. If necessary, remove the lens retaining clip and the lens from the filler panel.

    5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
      With A Step Bumper

      1. Make sure the headlight switch is off and the ignition switch is in the lock position.

      2. If necessary, lift the lamp up and tilt the bottom away from the bumper to release the lamp retainer.

      3. Disconnect the bulb socket from the license plate lamp by rotating it 1/4 of a turn counterclockwise.

      4. Pull the bulb from the socket.

      5. If necessary, remove the step bumper pad, the screws that attach the lamp to the bumper and remove the lamp assembly.

      6. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the lamp assembly-to-bumper screws to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).

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How to replace toyota matrix front headlight bulb


Hi,

Replacing a headlight on a Toyota Matrix is a simple process that only requires the use of a screwdriver and a replacement bulb. The Matrix uses 9006 bulbs for the low beams and 9005 bulbs for the high beams. Headlight bulbs can be purchased at auto parts stores.
Replacing Low Beam Bulb
  1. Turn off the engine of the Matrix and open the hood
  2. Rotate the bulb base in the headlamp assembly counterclockwise to remove the low beam bulb. Unplug the electrical connector. If the connector is too tight, wiggle it slightly to help remove it.
  3. Install a new bulb into the connector and place it into the assembly. Rotate it clockwise to lock it into place. Close the hood.
Replacing High Beam Bulb
  1. Turn off the engine of the Matrix and open the hood. If replacing the left-hand headlight, remove the air cleaner duct by removing the securing clip with a screwdriver and pulling the duct out of the vehicle.
  2. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise to remove it. Unplug the electrical connector.
  3. Install a new bulb into the connector and place the bulb into the assembly. Rotate it clockwise to lock it into place. Reattach the air cleaner duct if replacing the left-hand headlight. Close the hood
I hope this helps.

Best regards.

Oct 29, 2010 | 2005 Toyota Matrix

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How do I remove the front turn signal assembly so I can replace the bulb?


Your turn signal bulb is a 1157A or 1156 bulb (either will work), and usually inserts into a connector
that unscrews 1/4 turn counterclockwise, and comes out of a headlight-turn signal assembly on the
front of the vehicle.
Try: opening the hood and turning the bulb holder 1/4 turn counterclockwise, then withdraw the
bulb base and installed bulb. replace old bulb by turning it 1/4 turn counterclockwise and
pulling it out (the 1157A and 1156 bulbs are bayonet-base). Install the new bulb by inserting
into the socket (properly aligning the 2 pins on the base of the bulb with the channels for them
in the socket), and the rotating the bulb 1/4 turn once inserted.
Now - test the new turn signal bulb before putting it back together - this insures that the installation
of the bulb into the socket correctly aligned the (2) contacts in the base of the bulb socket.
Then: insert socket into headlight-turn signal assembly and rotate clockwise 1/4-turn to install.

Summary: remove socket by rotating 1/4-turn counterclockwise and pulling out.
remove 1157A or 1156 bulb from socket by rotating bulb 1/4-turn counterclockwise and
pulling it out
installation is reverse of removal.

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Headlights removal ford explorer 96


  1. Check that headlamp switch (11654) is in the off position.
  2. Lift hood (16612).
  3. Release latch and swing filler panel to left or right.
  4. Remove electrical connector from headlamp bulb by grasping wires firmly and snapping connector rearward.
  5. Remove headlamp bulb retainer (13N019) by rotating counterclockwise (when viewed from rear) about one-eighth turn and sliding ring off plastic base. Keep headlamp bulb retainer as it may be used again to retain new headlamp bulb.
  6. Carefully remove headlamp bulb from socket by gently pulling straight backward out of socket. Do not rotate headlamp bulb during removal. 7056091.gif
Headlamp Assembly, Explorer
Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove blind rivets (2) attaching screws (4) and radiator upper sight shield.
  3. Remove turn/park lamp attaching screws (2) and pull assembly away from body. Remove bulb sockets from housing and remove lamp assembly. Repeat on opposite side of vehicle.
  4. With turn/park lamp assembly removed, screw attaching grille to front fender flange is accessible. Remove grille attaching screw. Repeat on opposite side of vehicle.
  5. Remove attaching screws (4) located across top of grille.
  6. Grip lower edge of grille and pull outward to disengage from retaining clips. Remove grille.
  7. Using needle-nose pliers, compress barbs on headlamp housing retainer. With barbs compressed, pull forward on housing just enough to disengage from retainer. Repeat on opposite side of headlamp housing.
  8. Turn headlamp housing as necessary and pull forward to disengage from headlamp aiming ball socket.
  9. Disconnect wiring from headlamp bulb socket.
  10. If replacing headlamp housing, remove retaining collar and bulb.
For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Make sure to check headlamp aim. 568a220.gif

Apr 02, 2010 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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Replaqcement of the bulb for the headlight?


The procedure is described below:

1. Open hood
2. Remove the black retainer clips by lifting up
3. Pull the headlight assembly out
4. Unplug the electrical connector
5. Turn the bulb/socket assembly counterclockwise to remove it
6. Put the new bulb/socket assembly into the headlamp assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight
7. Plug in the electrical connector
8. Put the headlamp assembly back into the vehicle
9. Install the two retaining clips 1
0. Close the hood

Mar 04, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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How do I change the back turn signal on my 2001 ford taurus


DIY - 5 Minute Turn Signal Bulb Replacement This is very simple to do. First you will need an 8mm socket and wrench to loosen one bolt. Second a good long flat head screwdriver. There are two black metal folded tabs behind the headlight assembly and one 8mm bolt holding it in plae at the center point of the front of the car. Loosen the bolt and remove. Use the screw driver to pull up the metal straps and then slide forward the entire assembly. This will slide easily unless your front bumper has been bumped! That will make it a little difficult to slide if it is out of alignment. If it was never bumped than this should take all of 5 minutes.

Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/cornering lamp bulbs
  1. Remove headlight / lens assembly per below steps mentioned later

  2. Rotate the bulb socket of the offending bulb counterclockwise and remove from the lamp assembly.

  3. Carefully pull bulb straight out of the socket and push in the new bulb

  4. Install the bulb socket into the headlight assembly by rotating it clockwise

  5. Re-install headlight assembly - hold snugly into place until the brackets line up and retainer pins can be pushed down

To replace headlight bulb:
  1. Make sure headlight switch is turned OFF.

  2. Remove the bolt at the end of the headlamp housing.

  3. Pull the two black tabs with the L shaped bracket toward the back and then up and pull out(Located at the back of the headlamp) to release the headlamp assembly from the vehicle and pull headlamp assembly forward.

  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling it.

  5. Remove the bulb socket retaining ring by rotating it counterclockwise.

  6. Remove the bulb from the lamp assembly by pulling straight back.
    Do not twist, as there are alignment slots built into the lamp assembly socket.
    It may take some effort to remove the lamp because it has a rubber o-ring type seal - try a bit of wiggling side-to-side

  7. Insert new bulb into headlight assembly - don't touch the glass - use gloves, paper towel, or similar
    Make sure that the flat surface of the bulb socket is facing upward, and is firmly seated

  8. Re-attach retainer ring by rotating clockwise

  9. Reconnect the electrical harness

  10. Re-install headlight assembly - hold snugly into place until the brackets line up and retainer pins can be pushed down

NOTES
  • Do not touch the glass of the new halogen bulb - the oils in the skin will shorten the life-span of the new bulb, or possibly cause the bulb to explode when first turned on

    If the bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

Additional Information1996-2005 Bulb Numbers:
  • FRONT Turn-signal - 3457 AK (amber)
  • Headlamp - 9007 QL (9007LL optional)
  • Tail lamp/brake/turn lamp 3157
  • Tail lamp/brake lamp (wagon) 3157
  • Rear turn lamp (wagon) 3456K
  • Backup lamp 921
  • Backup lamp (wagon) 3156
  • License plate lamp (2) 168
  • High-mount brake lamp (2) 912
  • Rear side marker lamp (wagon) (2) 168

Feb 24, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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How do I replace the headlight bulb on a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2?


² Coupe
² Sedan/wagon
2. Open the hood and disconnect the headlamp wiring socket from the
in-line connector. This will make it easier to change the bulb.
3. Remove the protective dust shield
from the housing by turning the
dust shield counterclockwise (when
viewed from the rear).
4. Release clip and disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb.
5. Remove the bulb retaining ring by
rotating it counterclockwise.
6. Without turning, remove the old
bulb from the lamp assembly by
pulling it straight back out of the
lamp assembly and replace.
7. Install the new bulb in lamp assembly by pushing straight in with the
bulb’s plastic base facing upward. Turn the bulb slightly to align the
grooves in the plastic base with the tabs in the lamp assembly.
8. Install the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base and lock the ring
by rotating it clockwise until it snaps into place.
9. Connect the electrical connector into the plastic base until it “snaps”.
10. Install the protective dust shield and lock the shield by rotating it
clockwise until it locks into position.
11. Connect the headlamp wiring socket to the in-line connector.
12. Turn the headlamps on and make sure they work properly. If the
headlamp was correctly aligned before you changed the bulb, you should
not need to align it again.
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Feb 03, 2010 | 2000 Ford Escort

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