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Old 05-31-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question How to replace headlight bulbs on 2007 HHR?

I need help replacing the headlight bulbs on my HHR. Blew the low beam. Manual not too clear.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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You need to remove the 2 push pins and 1 screw from the outside edge of the wheel well. Then 1 screw on the inside wall. To get a little more room, there are 2 more push pins and 1 screw under the lip also. You can either turn the tire all the way to inside, or take the tire off. This give you all the room you need to get to the back side of the headlight and keep the new bulb clean.

Pain, yes, but it's actually not too bad.
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great video. visual process.
I watched with pleasure. Recommend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldlJdh3M8fs
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that posting is a good find Geg - :)
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Great find. Thanks for sharing.
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You don't have to remove all that to change the bulb, that is for changing out the headlight housing itself.
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You need to remove the 2 push pins and 1 screw from the outside edge of the wheel well. Then 1 screw on the inside wall. To get a little more room, there are 2 more push pins and 1 screw under the lip also. You can either turn the tire all the way to inside, or take the tire off. This give you all the room you need to get to the back side of the headlight and keep the new bulb clean.

Pain, yes, but it's actually not too bad.
I just replaced both of mine on my 08. This is pretty much how it is done. I had a little trouble getting the new bulb to seat back in. I discovered that when I took the old bulb out the sealing gasket at the base of the bulb stuck to the back of the headlight housing. After I discovered this and pulled it off the new one went right in.

Not that difficult.
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Actually sounds a bit easier that the THREE HOURS it took me to replace the H/L bulbs in my wife's Explorer......
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yes
I too was surprised. He had to dismantle the entire muzzle to replace the lamp.
But the positive thing - I saw what's inside.
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I just replaced both of mine on my 08. This is pretty much how it is done. I had a little trouble getting the new bulb to seat back in. I discovered that when I took the old bulb out the sealing gasket at the base of the bulb stuck to the back of the headlight housing. After I discovered this and pulled it off the new one went right in.

Not that difficult.
Great tip on the gasket VinceP. It saved me a lot of headache! Replaced 2 bulbs in 10 minutes.
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