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

How to Replace a Header Panel

PARTS
  • Header Panel
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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 header panel.
2
Inspect the header panel for damage.
3
Remove the front grille retaining screws and then the grille.
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Disconnect all electrical connectors from the vehicle's headlights.
5
Remove the headlight assemblies from the header panel.
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Remove the header panel from the front of the vehicle.
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Install new header panel.
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Reinstall headlight assemblies in the header panel.
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Reconnect all the electrical connectors to the headlight assemblies.
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Reinstall the front grille assembly.
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Close the hood and verify proper alignment of the repair.
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