How to Replace a Headlight Bulb
Having a Burned Out Headlight in your car is not just illegal, it’s also dangerous, especially when driving at night. But whether you want to save money, time, or both, changing your headlight bulbs can be easy and rewarding. Learn how to change a headlight bulb with this simple step-by-step guide.
When replacing a burnout headlight, it’s important to identify the type and wattage of your car’s headlights. The easiest way to do this is to refer to your owner’s manual. Once you have prepared the new bulb, it’s time to change the headlight.
Step 1: Locate the headlight holder
Open your hood and locate the headlight near the front of the vehicle. It will be in the headlight holder with a power connector (series of wires) leading out from it.
Step 2: Remove the Power Connector
The power wires are attached to a plug that is at the base of the headlight itself. This plug is held in by a plastic catch, a metal clip, or in some cases, a screw cap. This can either be unscrewed, unclipped or released by pressing down with your thumb, while pulling firmly on the plug to slide it off.
Step 3: Remove the Old Bulb
Remove the back of the headlight holder. Then carefully hold the bulb by its base, and unscrew or pull out the old bulb.
NOTE: Please dispose of the old bulb properly.
Step 4: Install the New Bulb
Insert the new bulb into the base of the plug and make sure it is locked in. Put the headlight holder back and the plug of the power wires back in.
NOTE: When installing the new bulb, make sure the bulb is clean. The oil from your skin can damage and break the glass when it heats up. It is advisable to wear a glove or hold the bulb by the base.
Step 5: Test the New Bulb
Turn on your headlights to ensure the bulb and connection are working.
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