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Old 03-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Changing head light bulb

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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to the forum anil!

Here's the bulb changing thread for you, click the link below, the procedure is also outlined in your owner's manual...and its a bit of a pain the first time you do it...but nothing to get intimidated by.

https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/maintenance-upkeep-50/replacing-headlight-bulbs-32043/

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Old 03-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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changing head lamp

Just be careful, you don't slice your hand up to shreds trying to reach in the fender well, grab the bulb and twist it out...and don't forget..do not touch the new halogen bulb with your bare hand...cause the oils on your hand can cause it to blow out..pre-maturely I may add
Wait till you try and get your hand in the small opening in the rear to change your rear blinker bulbs..if they only made the opening just a tiny tiny bigger...Un believable
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i suggest having a few 'cold beverages' if you are of age because its a pain

wish you could access them from under the hood

i actually had a rear turn signal bulb go out today and changed that in the autozone parking lot
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I know what they all say, Take the wheel off it makes it alot easy. Letting the bulb rub and touch all over the place as you try to reinstall is just as bad as touching with hands. My silverstars are over 3 years old Head & fogs, Replaced one fog after hitting a hunk of rubber on road from truck.
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I've only done this once. The wheel was rusted on, so I couldn't get it off. However, I found that with the car jacked up, that gave me enough room to get in there and change the bulb. I'm a pretty big guy, so I think it would be enough room for anyone.
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I did a search on youtube and there was an awesome video on changing it.
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Real men aren't afraid of the dark.

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I've only done this once. The wheel was rusted on, so I couldn't get it off.
Jack it up & with lugs off give it a few hits with a BFH, to break it loose..

Then clean the rust off the hub snout, wipe lightly with hi-temp grease (& Not on the lug studs) & re-install wheel....

No more stuck rims..
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