Bulbs at the front of the car can normally be replaced from beneath the car or from under the hood. Some bulbs may require removal of the outer lens. Remove the socket from the lamp housing by twisting, then replace the bulb and reinstall the socket.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
On early model vehicles, unfasten the retaining screws, then remove the bezel and light housing from the front fascia of the vehicle. Remove the bulb.
On later model vehicles, remove the lamp assembly, unfasten the socket from the lamp housing by turning it counterclockwise, then remove the lamp from the socket by pressing in and turning counterclockwise.
Install the replacement lamp into the socket, matching the directional alignment pins on the base of the bulb with the complementary slots in the socket. This will assure that the proper filament is energized at the right time; i.E: the turn signal filament and not the parking lamp filament is energized when the turn signal is turned on.
If you can get to the bulb from the engine compartment, push the lamp into the socket and turn clockwise. Install the socket to the lamp housing by turning clockwise.
If the bulb can't be accessed from the engine compartment, after the bulb is installed, fasten the housing and bezel to the front fascia of the vehicle.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Check operation of the parking lamp and turn signal.
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Friday, March 13th, 2009 AT 4:22 AM