Such as dont touch the bulb with your finger or check the box before you buy it for damage.Trailblazer Headlight Bulb Replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMYHemqSQyQHow to Test a Car Battery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COJr7OB23HwTop 10 Mistakes Car Owners Make: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkn-K2noClw**If the video was helpful, remember to give it a \"thumbs up\" and consider subscribing. Insert it into the hole where you removed the old one. The retaining clip may seem tricky to remove at first, but it's quite simple. Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 6, 2018. The light comes on and quickly goes right off. Use both of your thumbs. Carefully twist each bulb counterclockwise and pull it out of the socket. It is occuring on the passenger side. Take the wiring pigtail you disconnected from the bulb previously and reattach it to the back of the bulb assembly with the new headlight bulb in it. Privacy Policy | Ad Choices | Terms of Use | See official rules for restrictions and complete contest details. Use this information at your own risk. If so, take a known good bulb/ignitor and put it in the socket from the burned out headlamp. Fortunately the clips are almost always attached to the assembly on one side and swing out of the way, so you don’t have to worry about losing the clip. Do not use pliers, ever, on headlights. Push the new bulb into the socket, put the socket back into the housing, and twist a quarter turn clockwise to secure the socket into the fix.Seems that you have to remove the coolant bottle(two screws), and also the unscrew the washer fluid bottle, after that you can reach the socket that holds the bulb. When the car’s headlight bulbs go off, you need to buy a new headlight bulb if you don’t have the spare. Be sure to consult your trusted mechanic for further assistance if you continue to have problems. Your bulb will prematurely fail due to overheating. Consult your owner’s manual to locate the main fuse for the headlight circuit and replace that fuse with one having the same amp rating. For the headlight, you replace it from the engine compartment. If that doesn’t cure the problem, then it’s time to make an appointment with your favorite mechanic for some expert help. You'll see a latch on the clip. While you don’t need any tools, you do need to know a couple of precautions before you change a headlight bulb. Push it down and to the side, then swi… The socket that holds the bulb in the headlight housing usually twist-locks into the back of the housing and a quarter-turn counterclockwise will enable you to pull the socket and the bulb out of the housing. Instead of heating a filament to produce light, electricity arcs between two electrodes inside the bulb. One of the terminals should show battery voltage, and the other two should show nothing if the problem is burned out bulbs. If the bulb works, replace the socket and you’re on your way. Unpackage your bulb. Take a look at the front of your headlight lenses. We checked the fuses and they all seem fine. You can see in the photo below. 4. All you gotta reach for is the back of the socket that sticks out of the back center of the headlight reflector. Twist the bulb a quarter-turn counterclockwise to unlock it, then pull the bulb from the headlight assembly. After inserting the new bulb in the socket, test the bulb before replacing the socket in the headlight housing by turning on your lights. Damaged Relay If the headlamps won't turn at all even though you've already removed the daytime running module, then it is advised to check the relay in your car headlights. If the bulb still doesn’t light up, there is a fault in the wiring harness or a corroded bulb socket and it’s time to call your mechanic for expert assistance.Â. If neither of your headlights work it’s time to do some detective work. In general, you should be able to count on at least 2,000 to 3,000 hours from a headlight bulb. If the bulb lights, then you know that all you need to buy is a new ignitor module. To prevent breaking the glass, be careful not to turn or pull the bulb too hard. Although the process for replacing a headlight bulb varies by make and model of vehicle, in general, to remove the bulb: disconnect the wiring harness from the rear of the headlight assembly, disengage the retaining clip and pull out the bulb. LED headlights are capable of producing a strong, bright beam. Headlight Fuse Keeps Blowing Out. We don't know what it can be. Twist to unengage it and you can pull the housing out. This video gives you tips and tricks on how to change a headlight bulb. Gently twist the bulb counter clockwise-till the harness and light bulb are safely removed. Turn the bulb to the left (counterclockwise) and it should release just fine. If the previously fine headlight is now not working, there’s something wrong with the bulb. Ensure that you do not have a faulty or damaged bulb. HIDs are more efficient than halogen lamps, making more light with less energy. ©2020 DRiV Incorporated. Inwardly press on the GU10 bulb that is currently screwed in place in the right fixture. On the first generation Mini, the headlights are attached to the hood so accessing them is simple. Now, back to the heat issue. Why would you care about that if you are changing the bulb anyway? 3. 3. Caution: Don’t touch the glass of the new halogen bulb with your fingers. It also allows the tungsten burned off the filament to migrate back, thereby increasing the longevity of the filament and the bulb. To show you the process, we swapped a high-beam bulb on a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 truck. The oil from your skin will react with the special quartz glass and will cause the bulb to heat unevenly, which may result in the bulb burning out prematurely. 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