BULB REPLACEMENT

2006 Buick Lucerne

Tiny

kc2bho

July, 30, 2011 AT 12:30 AM

How do you remove a Buick Lucerne CXL headlight assembly in order to change the low beam bulbs?

2 Answers

Tiny

factoryjack

July, 30, 2011 AT 2:14 AM

As with alot of the vehicles lately, you need to remove the front bumper fascia.
Here are the steps: Front Bumper Fascia Replacement

Callout
Component Name

Preliminary Procedure
Remove front compartment sight shield. Refer to Front Compartment Sight Shields Replacement.

Remove the front retainer from the wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement.

Remove fascia grille. Refer to Fascia Grille Replacement.

Remove the retainers from the air deflector. Refer to Front Air Deflector Replacement.

1
Front Fascia Bolt (Qty: 2)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tighten
10 N m (89 lb in)

2
Front Fascia Nuts (Qty: 2)

Tighten
10 N m (89 lb in)

3
Front Fascia Retainers (Qty: 2)

4
Front Fascia Retainers (Qty: 18)

5
Front Fascia

Tip

Disconnect the fog lamp electrical connectors.

Pull out on the fascia to release the tabs on the energy absorber to the impact bar.

Energy absorber is attached to the front fascia.

Preliminary Procedure
Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement.

1
Headlamp Capsule Assembly Bolts (Qty: 3)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tip
Tighten the fasteners in sequence as shown.

Tighten
6 N m (53 lb in)

2
Headlamp Capsule Assembly Nut

Tip
Access the nut by pulling back the front fender liner.

Tighten
6 N m (53 lb in)

3
Headlamp Capsule Assembly

Tip

The headlamp is engaged to the sheet metal by a stud located at the lower outboard corner, and 2 pins in the center lower, inside the lamp.
Pull the lamp outward to release the retainer pins from the body panel.
Disconnect the electrical harness connector at the lower rear edge of the lamp.

Tiny

kc2bho

July, 30, 2011 AT 2:38 AM

Thanks a lot for your input on how to change the front low beam bulbs.
It sure sounds like a lot of unnecessay work to just change a bulb out.
What were the designers thinking of in this type of design?
If I would go this route to gain access to the bulbs, I might as well go all the way and install a set of HID lights while I was at it.

Thanks again for the helpful answer.

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