Cars are quite different than they used to be. Sure, modern cars have some cool things, but repairing them are becoming difficult. Even simple things like changing a headlight bulb.
The pontiac G6 is not as hard as some of them, but it can take some time. The headlight is tucked under the bumper cover, so I did not think the headlight would come out without the bumper cover removed, which makes it difficult.
To determine which headlight bulb is out, simply turn your headlights on dim and see if the headlights are both on. Then switch to bright and look if both brights are working. On the G6, these are separate bulbs.
Using a 7 MM socket and ratchet, remove the two mounting bracket bolts located above the headlight.
Using a flat head screwdriver, pry the center of the clip to remove the 4 clips from the top of the bumper cover.
To prevent any chip or scratches on the bumper cover paint surface, mask the edges. This is an extra step to assure there will be no damage to the paint.
To provide more room to remove the headlight, tup the bumper cover forward to provide additional access.
The outside edge of the headlight is held in with clips. To release, grab the outside edge of the headlight and give a few tugs. This will allow the headlight to pop out from the clips.
To remove the headlight assembly, pull the bumper cover forward while pushing the headlight out. This is a tight fit, so are must be taken.
To remove the cover that covers the bulb, simply twist to remove. Then you will have access to the backside of the bulb.
To remove old bulb, simply twist the connection. Once out, squeeze connection to unplug.
Instal the new bulb. Some bulbs should not be touched with your hand, as the oils in your hand may shorten bulb life.
Now that the bulb is replaced, reverse all of the steps to install the parts.
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