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This is why they tell you to disconnect the battery. Make sure brake light is installed correctly, this also means the correct bulb, not just one that will fit. Check all fuses after you reconnect your power.
1. Undo the panels to the left and right of the steering column.
2. Remove the panel that encloses the instrument cluster.
3. Replace the light bulb located on the back of the panel (removed in step 2).
4. Reinstall the instrument panel (removed in step 2).
5. Reinstall the panels on the left and right of the steering column.
Here are the details:
FIRST - Disconnect the battery. Be careful to locate the radio
security code and radio station memory locations before you disconnect
though. I chose to disconnect the ground (black wire) from the battery.
Be careful to put the cable away from the battery terminal.
Step 1: Undo the panels to the left and right of the steering column.
a. Put on your parking break. You'll want to prevent the car from moving because you will soon put the car in gear.
b. Put your keys and turn to the starting position (but don't try to start the car). This allows the gear lever to move.
c. Move the gear shift to lowest gear. This puts the gear shift lever to
a place nearly out of the way of the panel so that you can pry it out.
d. Using bare hands, pull smartly on the plastic edge closest to the
steering wheel. Pry out the panels by hand as they are both held by
tabs. This is hardest to do the first time. Keep in mind that these are
pieces of plastic, so be careful. Once panels are out, let them dangle.
You only need access to the instrument panel screws.
Step 2: Remove the panel that encloses the instrument cluster.
e. Remove the 8 screws that keep the instrument cluster panel in place.
o Two on left of steering wheel
o Two on top of instrument cluster (upside-down)
o Four on right side of steering wheel
f. Wiggle/pry out the instrument cluster panel. Be careful as the center
is held in stronger than the sides. In addition to screws, there are
different tabs that assist in holding this in place.
g. Before removing the instrument cluster panel, disconnect the clock
and emergency light electrical connectors. While the clock connector
disconnects easily, the emergency light has a locking tab that needs to
be pushed in to disconnect. I used a small screwdriver to push in the
tab to get the connector to disconnect.
h. Remove the instrument panel. Turn it over and locate the clock's protective cover.
i. Open the clock's protective cover by loosening the tabs. Be very gentle to these tabs.
j. Once the cover is removed locate the light bulb.
Step 3: Replace the light bulb located on the back of the panel (removed in step 2).
k. Unscrew the light bulb and remove.
l. Install the new light bulb. Check the light bulb before you install
it. Be careful when rotating the new light bulb. in place. I've read in
other posts that the light bulbs are VERY sensitive. I used a small
screwdriver with plastic on the head to screw the light bulb. in.
m. Replace the clock's protective cover.
o. Reconnect the clock and emergency light's electrical connectors.
Step 4. Reinstall the instrument panel (removed in step 2).
p. Fit the instrument cluster panel back into it's original position. Be
careful with the fan vents. I suggest aligning the fan vents first,
then fitting the panel.
q. Screw in the 8 screws that keep the instrument cluster panel in place.
Step 5. Reinstall the panels on the left and right of the steering column.
r. Push both panels back into place.
s. Move the gear shift lever back to park.
t. Remove the car key.
u. [Optional - disengage the parking brake]
LAST - Reconnect the battery.
TEST - Reinsert your keys and turn them to the starting position (but don't start the car). The clock light should light up.
Note: Because the power has been reset, you will need to enter the factory stereo code and reset your radio stations.
Purchase the replacement light you need from an auto parts store. Give them the year and particular Saturn S Series model number to acquire the right part. Also indicate whether you need the high or low beam light bulb, as some S Series models require separate bulbs.
Turn off the engine. Pop the hood and secure it open. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery by grasping the cable and pulling it straight off of the positive and negative battery terminals.
Position yourself in front of the headlight you wish to repair. Look behind the headlight assembly to find the wiring harness for the headlight assembly. Lift the locking tab, grab the wiring harness and pull the wiring directly away from the assembly.
Grab the old headlight bulb, twist it counterclockwise and pull it out of the headlight assembly. Replace it with a new bulb and secure it by turning it clockwise.
Reconnect the wiring harness to the headlight assembly and reconnect the battery cables. Test the lights to see if they work properly.
i dont think you mean take the light out if you clean the eyes on the rotors and make sure none of the wires are cut disconnect the battery for 5 min then reconnect the battery and the light will go out. if you want to remove the bulb all you need is a Phillips screwdriver pull the dash out and remove the bulb good luck
WARNING: A transient high tension (25,000 V) occurs at the bulb sockets of the high intensity discharge (HID) lamps when the combination light switch is turned ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if you do not observe the cautions below .
Never turn on the combination light switch before fitting the HID bulbs to their bulb sockets and completing the reassembly of the headlight assembly.
Do not service the headlights assembly in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, near a sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet to prevent electrocution.
Do not touch the surface of the HID bulbs with your bare hands and do not stain it with any oils and fats.
Do not disassemble the inverter unit and the ignitor unit.
Do not turn on the HID bulb by using a power source other than the battery mounted on your vehicle.
Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
Combination light switch OFF.
Disconnect the battery negative cable, then disconnect the positive cable.
Disconnect the headlight assembly 2P connector.
Remove the Torx bolt (A) using a Torx T20 bit.
Turn the cover (B) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly.Turn the socket (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the bulb (B).
Pull the retaining spring (A) away from the bulb (B), then remove the bulb (B).
Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.
After reconnecting the battery, enter the anti-theft code for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customer's radio station presets.
For bulb replacement: 1. Disconnect negative side of battery. 2. Open hood. 3. Reach behind the neadlight assembly and disconnect the wiring connectors. 4. There is a locking ring around the back of the headlight assembly. Turn this counterclockwise. 5. Gently pull out the bulb. 6. Insert new bulb into the locking ring. 7. Place these back onto back opening and turn clockwise making sure it is flush and totally engaged. 8. Replug wiring connector. 9. Reconnect negative side of battery. 10. LIGHTS!!
Is this the headlight bulb replacement or headlight (assembly) replacement? For bulb replacement:
1. Disconnect negative side of battery.
2. Open hood.
3. Reach behind the neadlight assembly and disconnect the wiring connectors.
4. There is a locking ring around the back of the headlight assembly. Turn this counterclockwise.
5. Gently pull out the bulb.
6. Insert new bulb into the locking ring.
7. Place these back onto back opening and turn clockwise making sure it is flush and totally engaged.
8. Replug wiring connector.
9. Reconnect negative side of battery.