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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Headlight Assembly
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Headlight Assembly

PARTS
  • Headlight
TOOLS
  • Screwdriver
STEPS
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Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Open the hood and locate the headlight assembly.
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2
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the back of the headlight assembly.
3
Remove the headlight assembly from the headlight housing by removing the headlight mounting screws or retainer.
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4
Inspect the headlight housing for damage.
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5
Unbolt the damaged headlight housing from the header panel.
6
Install new headlight housing on the header panel. Replace damaged mounting hardware as needed.
7
Install headlight assembly in headlight housing.
8
Reconnect the wiring harness to the headlight assembly.
9
Reinstall any remaining components that were removed to access the headlight housing.
10
Align the headlights.
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