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Kiemyster's Avatar DIY - Changing Halogen Low Beam Headlights
Kiemyster
10-17-2007
First, you will need a key or a coin, and your new halogen bulbs. I used a pillow to rest my head when it was on the floor. If you are not doing this outdoors, bring a flashlight.



Now, you have to access the low beams via the wheel well. To do this, get your key,...
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By BVM10 on 04-22-2012, 06:07 PM
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Thumbs up Having trouble! Please help!

My right head light was would turn on then flicker and turn off. I took it to dealership, they charged me 200 for labor just to tell me that the bulbs was about to go. They tried charging me 280 USD for one bulb. I said No thank you, and bought them online for 125 USD. They are Phillips 6000k xeonon. I replaced them today an they won't turn on. I tried putting the olds one back on to check connection and the one that was just working, would not work after I tried putting it back in! Is there something I need to reset in the fuse box or what could be wrong?

Thank you!
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By hawaiianeze on 07-26-2012, 07:19 PM
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I did this quite a while ago and am very pleased, but can anyone help me out on how to do the day time running lights?
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By Spy021 on 07-31-2012, 08:18 PM
Just replaced mine today. The connector is a PITA to get off, but great instructions! I'd just like to add "dont drop the square cap down the opening otherwise you have to take out the air box to retrieve it, lol." Anyhow, thanks again for the write up!
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By termikaustin_84 on 09-13-2012, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hawaiianeze View Post
I did this quite a while ago and am very pleased, but can anyone help me out on how to do the day time running lights?

Hey,
I also had a blown daytime runing buld, its only a tiny buld kind of an LEB buld. The way to remove this bulb is from the engine bay. You need good lighting. There is a similar Square cap next to the low beam with clamp, relase the clamp and the square thing will pop out, Be careful not to drop it in the compartment else alike many said you will need to open the bumper.

then reach your hand from the engine bay to the top of the light houseing and you can see a wire attached to the bul just pull it out and so there you are with the tiny buls, just replace and fix the Aquare thing back, fixing back is hard and you may need to go through the Wheel arch to put it back.

Not sure if have already done it. I will need to change mine to LED bulbs.
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By realitystore2211 on 01-15-2013, 01:04 AM
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where to buy this socket?

Hello everyone,

I've had problems with the right low beam. It keeps blowing more than 4 times in 3 months. The socket (see the pic) has melted and there is no way I can have it connected to the light bulb.

I guess my questions are:

1. What's possible causes of this issue?
2. Do I need to replace the whole headlight assembly? or just replace the socket?
3. Where can I find the socket? (I bought one from a local auto store for H7, but it does not fit). Please help me with the part number.

thanks!

Note: the pic is borrowed from the original post. plz let me know if it needs to be removed. or thanks for the pic
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By coco savage on 02-12-2013, 07:15 PM
using the back of a key to get the flap off....genius! Stupid plastic haha. While this isnt my first time changing bulbs that key trick Def helped!

One thing...after i clipped the bulb back into place...it felt loose. that normal?
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