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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Headlight

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Parts
  • Headlight
Tools
  • Flashlight
Difficulty

Moderate

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Steps

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 back of the headlight.
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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.
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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
Apply a small amount of dielectric paste to the headlamp socket and wiring connectors.
9
Install the headlight bulb or connect the wiring harness to the headlight.
10
Check headlight operation and adjustment. If necessary, adjust the headlight.

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