Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, help changing the headlight housing unit in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I can't change the housing unit for my headlight can anyone please walk me thru it I have a 99 ...
Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS, 2014 Explorer XLT 4WD
MD Eastern Shore
Re: help changing the headlight housing unit
Remove the top radiator sight shield - the 6 plastic retainers have a center pin - lift it out and the rest of the "rivet" pulls out. Each headlamp assembly is held in by 2 10mm bolts - one long, one short - in the inner side. Remove them, and they may be hard to pull (corrosion). Slide a rag under the assembly, between it and the bumper cover. Now ease the inner end of the assembly out a bit and work the outside end ball stud out of its socket - another tight problem. The bulb sockets lock in only one way - a 1/4 turn twist and out they come. The bulb connectors have safety locks that must be held/tripped to remove the bulb. Replace ALL the bulbs.
When you replace the assembly, use a tad of anti-seize on the ball socket and bolt threads - easier removal next time.
I'm going to move this up to Seville - LOTS more attention given there .......... automatic redirect for a couple of days so you can get your bearings on where the thread went ............