The instructions provided by Chaplain Slats did the trick. The headlamp on the drivers side is somewhat difficult to access, and I could not generate nearly enough torque with my hand to twist the lamp socket. It was in very tightly and wouldn't budge.
I used a pair of vice lock pliers with the jaws set open about an inch -- maybe in an inch and a quarter-- so that they were engaging only the tabs on the socket. The vice grips just barely cleared the fuse box and some other components, but I was able to position it so it was perpendicular to the tabs on the socket.
With the tool, it didn't take a great deal of force to get the socket to twist.
Once the new lamp was installed, I said a little prayer of thanks for chaplain's instructions. I'm having knee surgery tomorrow and desperately wanted to replace the headlamp on our Freestyle before I was out of commission for a while.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 3:56 PM