Turn signal light bulb replacement

Tiny
LOST1UPT
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  • 2002 BUICK REGAL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 206,480 MILES
I am trying to replace a turn signal bulb on the front passenger side. My question is how do I remove the housing without breaking it to replace the turning signal bulb located in the inside of the lights housing? Your response will be greatly appreciated and I will have more question and donation in the future with repair question because I just receive some tools. Thanks
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 11:05 AM

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Tiny
IMPALASS
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Hello

I have provided the info your requested.

Headlamp Assembly or Headlamp Bulb and/or Cornering, Sidemarker, Park, Turn Signal Bulb Replacement

REMOVAL PROCEDURE


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Open the hood.
Apply light pressure to the headlamp lens to hold the headlamp in place while removing the retainers.
Lift up the headlamp retainers to release, then remove the retainers.
Remove the headlamp mounting tabs from the slots in the upper fascia support and the fender reinforcement.


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Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp.
Remove the headlamp.


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Remove the rubber access covers from behind the headlamp bulb/sockets to be replaced. CAUTION: Refer to Halogen Bulb Caution in Service Precautions.


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Rotate the headlamp bulb/socket counterclockwise to release.
Remove the headlamp bulb/socket from the headlamp.


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Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp bulb/socket.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


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Connect the electrical connector to the headlamp bulb/socket.


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Install the headlamp bulb/socket to the headlamp.
Rotate the headlamp bulb/socket clockwise until fully seated.


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Install the rubber access covers to the headlamp.


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Connect the electrical connector to the headlamp.


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Position the headlamp mounting tabs to the slots in the upper fascia support and the fender reinforcement.
Apply light pressure to the headlamp lens to hold the headlamp in place while installing the retainers.
Align the headlamp retainers over the headlamp mounting tabs, then press the retainers down until fully seated.
Inspect the headlamp for proper fit.
Check the headlamp aim, if a new headlamp was installed, or if service or repairs in the front end area may have disturbed the headlamp mounting brackets. Refer to Headlamp Aiming.
Close the hood.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 11:36 PM
Tiny
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  • 1999 BUICK REGAL
Electrical problem
1999 Buick Regal Engine Size unknown Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 65000 miles

Where can I find instructions to replace a rear turn signal lamp for a 1999 Buick REgal?
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Most rear lamps can be accessed from inside the trunk. Open trunk and look for access past the carpet.

By pulling back the carpet or removing the large plastic carpet retaining nuts, you can see the back of the light assembly.

Fig. 8: Once the carpet is pulled down, you can see the retaining wingnuts which must be removed to access the rear bulbs

If you can reach the bulb from inside the trunk, you don't need to remove the lens assembly to replace the bulbs. But, if you can't reach the bulb and connector assembly, you may need to remove the lens assembly.

If necessary, remove the tail light panel screws and the lens assembly.

Fig. 9: Carefully pull the rear light assembly away from the vehicle for access to the bulbs

You can now simply turn the bulb connector assembly counterclockwise and remove it from the lens housing.

Fig. 10: Depress the bulb and socket retaining tabs, turn the socket ...

Fig. 11: ... then pull the bulb and socket from the rear of the lens

Fig. 12: Carefully press the bulb in and twist it approximately 1/8 turn counterclockwise to remove it from the socket

To remove the bulb, turn the twist lock socket (at the rear of the housing) counterclockwise 1/4 turn, then remove the socket with the bulb; replace the bulb if defective.


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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOE ADAMS
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  • 1999 BUICK REGAL
Electrical problem
1999 Buick Regal 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

can you tell me how to replace the front turn signal light on a 1999 Buick Regal?
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Tiny
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If you can't get them from under the hood, there should be 2 steel slide pins. Pull them up and the light assembly should come out so you can access the bulb. Make sure when you replace the slide pins that they attach to the headlight assembly.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TOMARN ONE
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  • 1988 BUICK REGAL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,888 MILES
How to access and change front(driver side)turn signal bulb
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If I remember correctly, on an 88, the bulbs are accessed from under the hood of the vehicle. Have you checked? If I remember, it was a tight fit to get my hand in to access it.
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