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Old 14 Oct 2007, 09:40 am
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Default Replacing Headlight Bulbs

This might be a dumb question but, do you need to go through the wheel well to replace the headlight bulbs? Im pretty sure you do, am I correct?
Also, is it an easy replacement? Never replaced headlight bulbs before, and I dont want to screw it up.
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 03:58 pm
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Default Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs

Yes you go threw the wheelwell to get to the headlights. It is not a fun experience at all. You will rip your hands apart trying to replace the bulbs.LOL I did all four of mine last year and hated every minute of it.LOL
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 06:40 pm
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Therefore, you must remove your front wheels; correct?
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 06:50 pm
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That does make it easier.
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 08:56 pm
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Default Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs

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Therefore, you must remove your front wheels; correct?
You could but it wouldn't make the holes that you have to stick your hands into any bigger.
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 08:56 pm
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Default Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs

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That does make it easier.
...but not required. Just helps if you have small hands.
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 02:40 pm
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Default Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs

Is there some kind of trick to getting that cover off inside the wheelwell?

Its cold right now and I just don't want to start yanking on it and snapping off the tabs.
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 06:55 pm
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Default Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs

That's what you have to do, yank on the tabs. Do it slowly one side at a time till it's off. It's pretty hard rubber and will take some abuse.
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 10:19 pm
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There's 2 tabs on one side 1 tab on other. I found a screwdriver on the one-tab side seemed to be the easier way. They aren't fun to get off.
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Default Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs

If the plastic liner is cold, itll be more apt to break. if you warm it up, the plastic becomes more pliable and resistant to breakage. I use a heat gun and warm the liner up before i pry on it with a nylon trim tool or windshield bone. works everytime, i havent broken one since i started doing it. for more access, lift the vehicle up on that corner and let that wheel hang down, itll give you all the room you need.

If you find that the liner access cover has screws holding it in, the liner is a cheap aftermarket replacement placed there by a bodyman who was bound by an insurance company's tyrannical mandate, or someone who was trying to be cheap.
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