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Old 10-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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does anyone know how to get the head light off a 96 se. I tried once and couldnt find all the bolts and one of the turing singal bulbs in broke off inside. so i would like to get it out thanks.
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2 10mm bolts on the inside side of each headlamp (get at facing radiator) 1 phillips screw on the outside of each headlamp (get at it straight down). pop side marker out, pull inside of headlamp out and push assembly towards outside of car.
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ok thanks is there anyway to get the glass off the front cause the bulb is inside that.
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take the bulb out and hold it upside down and slowly move it.. eventually you will get all the piece of the bulb out

just don't shake it fast or you might scratch the inside of the housing with the broken glass
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ok so i take off the 10 mm nut thats behind the headligh and just slide it towards the outside of the car? becuase i took off one of the nuts last time and all i could get it to do was piviet in and out not slide.
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and i changed the turn signal bulbs in the front and now the side turn signals stay on but one side blinks and the other side doesnt does anyone know why?
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could be fuse or wire issue....
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To get headlight off unbolt these 2 10mm screws.
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The perfect place to put screws so they don't get lost.
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Slide the whole headlight assembly to the outside of the car about 2 inches. there is a set of tabs that hold the back end to the car.
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Place a rag or towel on the front bumper and rotate headlight assembly forward(rag keeps you from scratching the lens)
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twist bulb to the left, line up tabs and pull out bulb.
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Its 45 degrees outside and I am in my boxers! hope this helps
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wow 45 degrees and in boxers...that'* club dedication!!!
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