This method will allow the leaking seam to soften and reseal. Cars are quite different than they used to be. Some bulbs should not be touched with your hand, as the oils in your hand may shorten bulb life. I have cleaned it and plugged it back in and good to go until next time. Try to avoid scratching the painted area on the lip of the bumper by pulling slightly upward when dislocating the headlight assembly.
Here are tips on how to keep your headlight assembly at its best: Check the headlight assembly for cracks or holes. It's best to get another person to help you remove the headlight, although it is possible to do it by yourself. This may require several attempts and some repositioning. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. Pontiac apparently knows about this but is ignoring.
Step 10: Instal New Bulb Instal the new bulb. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. This last occurrence caused the other headlight to malfunction apparently bulb blew out. This is a factory defect that should be on a recall. If you do attempt it, be very careful. To release, grab the outside edge of the headlight and give a few tugs.
Moisture inside the headlight assembly can be dried by placing it under the sun or by using a hair dryer. Need to replace harness but I have no garage and it's 10 below zero here. To finish the job, turn on the headlights and hazard signals to verify that the new bulbs are working. Even with the two 7mm headlight screws removed, the headlight assembly will not just slide out. The low beam head light and high beam headlight bulbs are located under round black plastic covers. Place a towel underneath first to help protect your paint.
All I had handy was a pair of pliers which were able to remove the two 7mm headlight screws with minimal damage. It went out again three weeks later. I re-installed the headlight assembly and it worked. Replace it if it is worn out. It allows you to see through the road and consequently prevent meeting accidents. I went and bought the bulbs and my brother procrastinated until Saturday evening before attempting to replace them at which time he discovered that it was too difficult due to the headlights being tucked behind the bumper.
Some Pontiacs have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. Even simple things like changing a headlight bulb. Sure, modern cars have some cool things, but repairing them are becoming difficult. If you find that the bulb has reached its end or is damaged, replace it. However, dimming may not be due to any problems in the headlight assembly itself.
Once you have the headlight housing freed from the rest of the car, rest it on top of the bumper's lip. Step 1: Determine Which Headlight - Dim or Bright To determine which headlight bulb is out, simply turn your headlights on dim and see if the headlights are both on. Step 4: Protect Bumper Cover Paint To prevent any chip or scratches on the bumper cover paint surface, mask the edges. I was careful not to let My Body oils tough the bulb. Step 11: Reverse Steps Now that the bulb is replaced, reverse all of the steps to install the parts. I have not taken it apart, Yet! To do this, pull back on the top of the bumper's fascia and gently place the headlight housing back into its cavity. Usually, the assembly gets cracked due to road elements or other structure that collide with it.