Bulb Replacement

Tiny
SFANNIN74
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  • 1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 164,000 MILES
How diffucult is it to replace a bulb in a front headlamp?

My wife and I recently bought a car from some friwnds of ours. The driver-side front headlamp has blown. I bought a replacement bulb for it and attempted to replace it myself, but access to the back side of the headlamp is limited. I may have to disconnect the battery to gain access and remomve a plastic cover that appears to be glued onto the frame. Because of the type of car I'm working on would disconnecting the battery and moving it out of the way be the right step.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 AT 6:14 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Before removing the battery, check at the top of the assembly near rad support. Check for steel rods that push in and out. If they are there, turn them and pull them toward you. That will release the headlight assembly so you can access the bulb. If they are not there, the battery will need moved.
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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 AT 6:45 PM

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