Headlight Bulb Replacement
- Torx head driver set
- Screwdriver set
- Small wrench set
- Shop towel
- Protective eyewear
- Replacement headlight bulb
Locating Headlight Release Pin
Removing Headlight Mounting Pin Step 3 - Once the pin or mounting screws have been removed, grasp the lens firmly to avoid dropping the unit.
Removing Headlight Lens Step 4 - After the headlight lens has been removed, use a screwdriver to release the wiring connector.
Removing Headlight Wiring Connector Step 5 - Once the connector safety has been removed, pull the connector from the headlight bulb.
Disconnected Wiring Step 6 - Next, grasp the headlight bulb and turn counterclockwise, or undo mounting clip or screws.
Removing Headlight Bulb Step 7 - After the headlight bulb has been released, simply pull the bulb from the housing.
Old Headlight Bulb Removed Step 8 - When replacing headlight bulbs, use quality replacement parts to ensure proper operation.
Quality Replacement Bulb Step 9 - After matching the old bulb to the replacement bulb, install the new bulb into the headlight lens. (Note: Clean the headlight lens free from debris to help maintain the seal of the bulb to the lens. This will help keep moisture out of the lens. A locating notch is located on the bulb for proper alignment.)
Installing New Headlight Bulb Step 10 - Once the headlight bulb has been installed, connect the wiring connector to the bulb.
Connecting Wiring Harness Step 11 - Reinstall the headlight lens into the mounting holder.
Reinstalling Headlight Lens Step 12 - After the lens is in place reinstall mounting pins or screws.
Reinstalling Mounting Pins After the job is complete, turn the ignition key to the "ON" position and activate the headlight switch. Observe the newly replaced headlight bulb to ensure proper operation. Helpful Information If the headlight bulb socket is not accessible the headlight lens may need to be removed or obstructions behind the bulb removed to gain access to the headlight bulb socket. Some headlight bulbs can be replaced by simply grasping the bulb socket behind the headlight lens and turn it counter clockwise to remove it. This will expose the headlight bulb. Headlights keep the road ahead well illuminated for safe driving at night. Headlights also help opposing drivers see a car more easily on the highway. Headlight bulbs are designed to work in two separate modes, primary mode in which the light beam is in the lower position, which is called "low beam". The secondary mode is called high beam because the beam is projected higher along the road to see objects further away and is generally brighter. The high beam position is generally used on open highway or where opposing traffic will not be distracted by the light beam. All vehicle lights should be in good working order at all times, it's against the law for any exterior lights to not be working. Make regular checks of all lighting systems to assure lawful operation. Always check headlight operation at night or in a dark garage. Inspect the headlight lens for cracks and clarity, dull or milky and replace or repair as needed. Best Practices
- Use quality replacement bulbs for longer life