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DIY Headlight Replacement

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

DIY Headlight Replacement

There are a lot of reasons for you to replace your headlights. It may be because your car's headlights have dimmed or are not working anymore. Nevertheless, you, yourself can perform a simple replacement, and we are here to help you out.

Purchase your new headlight bulbs

With all the headlight bulbs available in the market and with the different terms that are used in describing them, you would surely have a hard time choosing which one to purchase. However, if you want things to be easier on your part, you can just consider four things, and these are its brightness level, the color of the light, how much energy it consumes and how long it would last. For sure, nothing would go wrong if you consider these things while buying your new headlight bulbs.

Unbolt your car's headlight

When it comes to replacing your car's headlight, it would always be best to pull the whole unit by removing the bolts that retain the headlight assembly. In some cases, you might even need to remove the entire assembly so that you would be able to have access to the bulb that needs to be replaced. Well, it would depend on the model of your car. You also might as well read your vehicle's manual for that may help you too.

Remove the old one

Now that you have gotten access to the bulb, you can disconnect the headlight bulb from the wiring harness (the cables that transmit electrical power). In some vehicles, a metal clip or a screw cap is used for holding the wires in place. Then, upon turning it a little, you can now then pull it out. Just make sure that you are turning it softly and gently.

Install the new one

Push the bulb inside, and once you have felt the silicone O-ring set, then that is the time for you to twist the bulb for it to be locked in place securely. However, just make sure that while you are putting your new bulb, your fingers does not touch the glass. Reconnecting the wire harness should be done after that, and that's it.

After installing the new one, you can now test the light to see if you have done it correctly and if the lights aren't working, then go back to step one and to check that you have not missed anything. Testing the lights is important before you go for a drive regardless of how confident you are that you have done it right for it is one way of preventing accidents that may occur if you don't even have a working set of headlights. It is also important for you to keep in mind that when you are planning to replace your headlights, you would be replacing them as a set so that they would be able to provide you the same level of light when you drive at night. So, there you have it, our DIY headlight replacement.