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Bklynstanger
06-30-2004, 12:47 PM
The drivers side front headlight bulb just went out on my T/A. Is this something difficult/annoying to repair or should I just let the dealer take care of it for me.


mooleyz28
06-30-2004, 02:00 PM
Do it yourself. Let the dealer do your turn signal lights if they ever go out lol.
Goodluck.

Bklynstanger
06-30-2004, 02:15 PM
Right, but my question is the level of difficulty. I don't want to start something that's going to be a pain in the ass.


mooleyz28
06-30-2004, 02:17 PM
No its not a pain in the ass... The headlight is plenty easy. Plus when I do my own work I feel great and like a man lol, even if it is just a headlight.

The turnsignal on the other hand is a pain in the ass seeing u have to get under the car and TRY and find this and that and its just a pain in the ass.

skytower31
06-30-2004, 02:22 PM
Not hard, turn the headlights all the way on so they flip up, then turn it back to parking lights so they stay up the but the headlights are off. Remove the 3 screws holding the black plastic panel in around the lamps. Then you need a T15 Torx driver to remove the metal retainer plate held on by 4 torx screws. Just remove the 4 at each corner and not the 2 adjusters (center top and center side). Pull the housing forward, unplug and plug new housing in. Remember you have sealed beam lamps, not a bulb like the camaros. So when you buy the replacement light, it will be the big, full rectangular housing with bulb sealed inside.

Bklynstanger
06-30-2004, 03:09 PM
Not hard, turn the headlights all the way on so they flip up, then turn it back to parking lights so they stay up the but the headlights are off. Remove the 3 screws holding the black plastic panel in around the lamps. Then you need a T15 Torx driver to remove the metal retainer plate held on by 4 torx screws. Just remove the 4 at each corner and not the 2 adjusters (center top and center side). Pull the housing forward, unplug and plug new housing in. Remember you have sealed beam lamps, not a bulb like the camaros. So when you buy the replacement light, it will be the big, full rectangular housing with bulb sealed inside.

Thank you big time. I'm heading down to PepBoys after work to pick up a new lamp.

skytower31
06-30-2004, 03:26 PM
If you don't have a T15 screwdrive, pick one of those up. Same size for the bolts used to keep the front bird plate cover on if you ever need to remove it. :)