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

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

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  • Headlight Bulb
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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
Gain access to headlight bulb. Remove any protective cover.
3
Disconnect the wiring harness and replace the old headlight bulb with a new one. Handle the new bulb at the base - without touching the glass with bare fingers / skin - use tissue paper to handle. Check the connection for dirt and corrosion. Clean as necessary with electrical spray cleaner.
4
Reconnect the wiring / connection. Replace any covering removed. Turn on the headlights and check high and low beams to verify repairs.
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