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How to Replace a Headlight
DIY & Save up to $120.42

DIY Complexity: Moderate
DIY Time: 1.8 hours

Parts:

  1. Headlight - $69.53

Tools:
  1. Flashlight - $14.71
  2. Screwdriver Set - $2.99
  3. 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet - $4.06
  4. Socket Set

Steps:

  • 1. Open the hood and locate the headlight.
    • Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
    • Tip: Always make sure the struts on the hood can fully support the weight of the hood so that it does not close on you while working. The use of a hood prop can securely hold it in place.
  • 2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the back of the headlight or remove the headlight bulb.
  • 3. Remove the headlight from the headlight housing by removing the headlight mounting screws or retainers.


    • Tip: Depending on your vehicle, it may be necessary to remove the grille and trim to gain access to the headlight mounting screws.

4. Compare the new headlight to ensure it will be the correct fit.
5. Install the new headlight.
6. Tighten the mounting screws or install the retainers.
7. If necessary, install the grille or trim that was removed to access the mounting screws.
8. Install the headlight bulb or connect the wiring harness to the headlight.
9. Check headlight operation and adjustment. If necessary, adjust the headlight.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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For the most part you open up the hood and put you hand behid the headlight assembly and turn the socket and the blub is out do the same to put the new one in most auto part store will install it for Free if you get the blub from them give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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Headlight adjustment on 2005 Chevy cavalier


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How to Adjust a Headlamp Beam on a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier...

When you replace the headlamp assembly in the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, you must also adjust the headlamp beams. Like most vehicles, there are two screws located on the headlamp assembly that control the vertical and horizontal direction of the headlamps. Proper adjustment is necessary for adequate visibility during nighttime driving; bad adjustment can make it difficult for you to see or make it difficult for oncoming drivers to see, creating a potentially dangerous situation. You can adjust the headlamp beams yourself with a screwdriver in about 15 minutes.
Park the Chevrolet Cavalier on a flat surface facing a wall or garage door approximately 15 feet away. Park the Car so that it is perpendicular to the wall.

Lift the hood and remove the plastic trim panel above each of the headlights. There are three plastic fasteners that secure the trim panel; pry the fasteners out using a flathead screwdriver. Lift the trim panel up to remove. There are two adjusting screws beneath the trim panel, one on the top of the headlamp assembly and one along the outer side of the headlamp assembly.

Turn the headlights on so that they shine on the wall. Ensure the headlights are on the "dim" setting.

Adjust the vertical bolt, located on the top of the headlight assembly near the center of the vehicle to raise or lower the headlight, using a crosspoint screwdriver. Turn the screw counterclockwise to lower the headlamp beam; turn the screw clockwise to raise the headlamp beam. Adjust the headlamp so that the beam is below a driver's eye level.

Adjust the horizontal bolt, located on the outer side of the headlamp assembly to move the headlamp beam right of left, using a crosspoint screwdriver. Turn the screw counterclockwise to move the headlamp beam right; turn the screw clockwise to turn the beam left. Adjust the headlamp so that the beam shines straight ahead or slightly toward the center of the vehicle.

Replace the plastic trim panel and fasteners and close the hood. Warning: raising the lights too high can make it difficult for other drivers to see you.

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No low beam head lights on 1999buick regal


Do you know how to do basic automotive electrical testing ?

Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

Disconnect the headlamp switch.
Turn the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
Using a test light, frontprobe between the headlamp switch harness connector terminal D to ground.
Does the test light illuminate? YES - NO ?

2
Using a test light, probe between the headlamp switch harness connector terminal D to ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
--
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
3
Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Has the repair been made?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--
4
Repair a poor connection or an open in circuit 1750 between the headlamp switch and the harness connector terminal A and G201.
Has the repair been made?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--
5
Reconnect the headlamp switch.
Using a test light, backprobe between connector C201 terminal A3 and ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
--
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7
6
Repair a poor connection or an open in circuit 10 between the harness connector C201 terminal A3 and S221.
Has the repair been made?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--
7
Using a test light, backprobe between connector C201 terminal A2 and ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
--
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 9
8
Replace the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Multifunction Turn Signal Lever Replacement - On Vehicle .
Has the repair been made?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--
9
Using a test light, backprobe between the underhood accessory wiring junction block harness connector C2 terminal F10 to ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
--
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 10
10
Replace the underhood accessory wiring junction block. Refer to Accessory Wiring Junction Block Replacement .
Has the repair been made?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--
11
Repair a poor connection or an open in circuit 1201 between the underhood accessory wiring junction block harness connector C2 terminal F10 and connector C201 terminal A2.
Has the repair been made?
--
Go to Headlight

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98 cad deville headlights stay on headlight & twilight sentinel switch is off along with the ign. i'm stumped can you help. Ted


Did you check the high/ low beam headlamp relay ? Stuck contacts in side relay .Plus headlamp relay an DRL relay .All are located in the underhood relay center .
The headlamps are controlled by the body control module (PZM). The battery positive voltage (B+) is applied at all times through the HDLPS fuse at the switch side of the headlamp relay via CKT 340 (ORN).
Battery positive voltage (B+) is also applied at all times through the RADIO/PHONE fuse to the coil side of the high/low beam headlight relay via CKT 40 (ORN/BLK). Both relays are controlled by the PZM at separate output cavities.

When the headlamp switch is in the HEAD position, the instrument cluster headlamp switch input is grounded through CKT 10 (YEL) and the headlamp switch. The instrument cluster sends a request through the Class 2 serial data line to the BCM in order to active the low beam headlamps. The BCM supplies positive battery voltage (B +) to the coil side of the headlamp relay via CKT 352 (WHT). The coil receives ground through the headlamp switch via CKT 10 (YEL). The coil of the headlamp relay is then energized, closing the switch contacts. Battery positive voltage (B +) is then applied through the high/low beam headlamp relay via CKT 1346 (LT BLU) and the L HDLP LO fuse and R HDLP LO fuse via CKT 12 (TAN) to the left and the right low beam headlamps respectively.
This may sound pretty complex .
1
Was the Headlights System Check performed?
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YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Headlight System Check
2
Are the park lamps also on?
--
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 13
3
Connect a Scan Tool to the data link connector (DLC).
Inspect the IPC headlamp switch input.
Does the headlamp switch operate properly?
--
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 10
4
Disconnect the instrument cluster (IPC) connector C3.
Do the headlamps and park lamps turn off?
--
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 6
5
Replace the instrument cluster (IPC). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
Is the repair complete?

6
Disconnect the body control module (PZM) connector C2.
Do the headlamps and park lamps turn off?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8
7
Replace the body control module (PZM). Refer to Body Control Module Replacement in Body Control System.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

Your best bet is to take it to the dealer .

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Why don't lights work?


Both the headlight switch and the BCM provide a ground, or control circuit, to the headlight relay coil circuit for manual or automatic headlamp operation. When you place the headlamp switch in the OFF position, and the ambient light sensor indicates low light conditions, the BCM energizes the headlamp relay for low beam operation. You may switch the headlights to high beam by pulling the dimmer switch handle toward you until the dimmer switch is activated. When the dimmer switch is placed in the HIGH position, the indicator lamp input to the BCM is pulled low. The BCM then sends a class 2 message to the instrument cluster in order to illuminate the high beam indicator lamp.
Low and High Beams Headlamps Inoperative ?
Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Did you check the headlamp relay ? Location ,left instrument panel
Did

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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

Step

Action

Value(s)

Yes

No

DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

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Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

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Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
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5

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Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
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6

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Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
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7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
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8

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Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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How do you change the headlight


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Open the engine compartment hood.

Locate the back of the headlight to determine the lamp and bulb type.
Decide which bulb you need to replace.
Purchase the correct bulb for your headlamp.
Behind the headlight the lamp the socket is removable.
Remove Socket then replace lamp (bulb).
Carefully re-install the socket


On Older vehicles:


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bracket holding the headlamp. Make certain you turn only
the screws that hold the lamp frame, not the adjusting screws.
Disconnect the electrical connector in the back of the lamp
by pulling the socket away from the headlamp with your hand.
Remove the headlight from the bracelet area and discard it.
Replace with the new headlight, making sure that it is positioned
right side up.
Plug the wire socket into the new headlight, which holding the
headlight securely.
Replace the headlight into the frame.
Place the frame onto the headlight bracket.
Reattach the screws to hold the frame and bracket in place.
Do not adjust the setting screws for the direction the headlight
shines.


At night partk in front of a wall and shine your lights on the wall
so see if the headlight shifted during installation.

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