If the whole panel is one piece there are some plastic button holders to remove to lift the cover. . It comes out with a twist with the socket and then pull the bulb free. Then just twist the socket and remove the bulb afterwards, then reverse process. Skin oils can heat up on the bulb and cause it to fail. Use caution when pulling the plastic bumper out where the 10mm nut was removed, the stud can easily scratch the paint while working the housing out of its socket.
Reinstall the grille and plastic radiator panel and reconnect the negative battery cable. Pull the old bulb out of the socket, and use a clean cloth to install the replacement bulb. Reattach the plastic cover, and close the hood. Take off the circular access cover from the rear of the headlight housing. .
If it is the type that fits into a holder, continue. Left driver or Right passenger? Cheers Oct 01, 2015 The 2003 Outlander utilizes replaceable 9007 headlight bulbs. Aug 06, 2010 hello there: you should have a plug for you're headlight on the back of you're bulb disconnect wiring from light and you should be able to twist the assembly to the left and it should pull right out then you need to take the bulb out of the socket and replace the bulb back int the socket and replace all parts in reverse of taking them out. Once you have put the L-pin in place, the screw back, and successfully tested the lights, you can now punch your man-card. Jun 25, 2009 Open the hood, Turn the twist lock sleeve the surrounds the wiring harness end and pull out bulb holder.
Place the socket back into the assembly, and twist it clockwise. Adding More Information If you would like to help the Modified Life community by adding any missing information or adding a new light bulb size information to our resource, please feel free to post it at the bottom of this page. Do not punch your man-card for credit until you have successfully reinstalled the headlight assembly. It goes back in a little easier the second time. On my vehicle, there is a 10 mm screw on the left side.
Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise in order to remove it from the headlamp assembly. Place the bulb in the housing and twist it clockwise to lock it in place. In some cases the passengers side headlight may require removing the battery to access. Sep 07, 2010 Hello, Please follow the stepwise solution carefully. No light bulb on anything commonly used by people should be this hard to figure out. Some covers have individual doors on each side of the hood latch. If you have that type just pop the release on the cover and reach down to the headlamp bulb.
Pull the pin straight up to remove. Mar 18, 2010 The headlight housing must be removed to access the bulbs on the back of the housing. The headlight assembly needs to be removed to easily reach the turn signal. Swing the pin counter-clockwise to the left. Do not touch the glass of the new bulb.
Dont touch the new bulb with your bare fingers. Pull the headlight assembly hard and straight to the front of the vehicle. Also, resist the urge to use a very large hammer. I give the mechanical engineers and designers a D-minus instead of an F only because I was successful on the first try. When it snaps loose, the assembly is now held just by the rubber gasket surrounding the assembly.
Install the headlight housing into the panel, connecting the electrical connectors, signal bulb socket and side marker socket. Unbolt and remove the plastic panel over the radiator, then use a flat screwdriver to release the clips securing the grille at the bottom to the headlight panel and lift the grill off. The wires are long enough to lay the headlight assembly in the engine compartment. You need to gently work the right side of the gasket out of the grill cowling. Open the hood and disconnect the truck's negative battery cable. There is L-shaped pin on the right side of the headlight assembly. This will allow access to the headlight bulb.