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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me in Cadillac SRX Forums; Originally Posted by ktr-sb srxturnsignals.shutterfly.com I need to replace mine so I'd like to take a look at your site, ...
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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by ktr-sb View Post
    srxturnsignals.shutterfly.com
    I need to replace mine so I'd like to take a look at your site, but it's listed as private?

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by LXWXHT View Post
    Guys,

    Have you noticed a differnce in the replacement bulb and the original? I had to dremmel off the side tabs on the lamps for the signal lights so that thay would fit in the OEM socket.
    Had the same issue on my '08. Took the bulb back and the bulb for the '07 had the correct tabs. Must have been an overlap on the model year change over of the sockets.

    I didn't remove the tire and only took down enough of the liner to get my arms in. Got it done, but looked like I had been fighting with a cat.
    Bobanna and Bobanna like this.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by sprung View Post
    I need to replace mine so I'd like to take a look at your site, but it's listed as private?
    You just need to sign up and then you can view the pics. It is pretty easy to do. Jack up the side you want to do first (use the owners manual to find the proper jack location) remove the tire/wheel and then remove the inner wheel well. It is all push pins that come off really easy. Once that is removed you have to remove the light cover. There are six torx screws (I don't remember what size). Once that is off you can access the bulb. The drivers side is easier than the passenger due to the passenger side having the washer bottle/pump near the light housing. Overall the whole job is maybe a 3 out of 10. Pretty easy just a bit time consuming.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by st_pinetree View Post
    If you are mechanical, it's not a very big deal. Takes a half hour tops. Nevertheless, it is a PITA.
    I do agree about the PITA part but 30 mins? I had to do the same thing to get to a leaking hose on the washer reservoir. Floor jack, then jack stand, remove tire, then remove inner fender. I guess you've done it a few times. Next time, I'll get faster. And I'm sure there will be another time. Just waiting on the parking lites to go out.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    I am luvin my 2004 SRX however, ditto on the comment regarding replacing the license plate bulb ... the engineers that designed these convenient replacement items should be fired ... hopefully GM revamped it on the newer model years

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    '07 SRX (20" sport wheels) remove 12 push pin fasteners on front inner panel. to facilitate, turn wheels to left for outer pins, and after removal of outer pins, turn wheels to right to access inner pins. remove panel. T10 torx screws fasten fog/turn lamp cover. remove. Turn lamp holder clockwise to align tabs with notches and remove. replacr burned lamp with any of 3 - " 3057NA, 3157NA, or factory #3757NA. Slight difference in amperage among bulbs, but any can be used. Re-assemble in reverse order. Hardest part? Removing push pins....

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    I read on another site that the Honda Fit has a similar difficult to replace front light bulb.
    I told them "Late to the party, Cadillac has had this feature since 2004...."

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    First remove the air cleaner by loosening the two bolts and disconnect the sensor then move it out of the way. Then remove the pop up tabs off the front bumper cover assembly under the hood and on top of the radiator, there's about three on each side and remove the plastic tab connecting the inner grill to the front bumper cover. Then remove the two bolts holding the headlight pod to the frame, make sure to disconnect the wiring to the headlight pod. Then slowly squeeze the headlight pod out of the front gill opening by slowly stretching the front fender cover away from the radiator. You have to slightly rotate the pod out side to side to clear the tabs on the side of the pod close to the outer fender. When you clear the pod you can remove the 6 star screws on the back if you would like to change the bulbs in this pod. Next stop is remove the fog light and turn signal pod which is the next step. Remove 2 7mm bolts on top of the bumper directly above the pod, then remove 2 more 7mm bolts on the side of the pod facing the radiator. This requires a long handle 7mm combination wrench. There is also 3 plastic pop up tabs to remove from the bottom of the bumper under the directly under the pod. After all this is done the pod can be removed from the opening on top of the car. Remove 6 star screws to access the bulbs to be removed. There are also smaller bulbs on the pods that can be individually accessed to replace the bulbs. The signal bulbs might not fit properly even though they are the same number and may require an adjustment with a razor blade to remove the tab on both short ends of the bulb. When the necessary bulbs are replaced just reverse the process. Just bolt the top of the turn signal pod with the 2 bolts loosely and then attach the pop up tabs under the bumper then continue the reinstallation process by retracing the removal steps in reverse order. Gently squeeze the pod back into the fender while holding open thew bumper cover, might be some stretching of the plactic and cracks in the paint that might require touch up paint but you just saved yourself about $125 in labor costs just to change a bulb.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Alex........welcome to the forum. Going up through the fender well insert to access the bad bulb seems a lot easier to me. I'd probably be tempted to replace the bulb socket while I was in there, based on what I have read here on the forum.

    PJ

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ1520 View Post
    Alex........welcome to the forum. Going up through the fender well insert to access the bad bulb seems a lot easier to me. I'd probably be tempted to replace the bulb socket while I was in there, based on what I have read here on the forum.

    PJ
    Agree, removing the inner wheel well liner is pretty easy.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Due to time constraints, I brought the car to the dealer to fix the front turn signal. $245 !!! About 5 bucks for the bulb, 240 bucks for labor. The
    dealer actually apologized for the price. Thanks Cadillac engineers. I'm sick, and don't know how to get this taste out of my mouth. 245 bucks.
    I have to earn $400 to end up with $245 cash, but that's another story.[COLOR="Silver"]

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    It is only a 30 minute job, maybe you should have got a cost from the dealer before saying go ahead with the repair.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by cfishkin View Post
    Due to time constraints, I brought the car to the dealer to fix the front turn signal. $245 !!! About 5 bucks for the bulb, 240 bucks for labor. The
    dealer actually apologized for the price. Thanks Cadillac engineers. I'm sick, and don't know how to get this taste out of my mouth. 245 bucks.
    I have to earn $400 to end up with $245 cash, but that's another story.[COLOR="Silver"]
    That's horrible. Lesson learned I suppose.

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    Re: Replacing burned out front turn signal bulb - you've got to be kidding me

    I too have to replace a fog lamp bulb.
    I went to the shutterfly site to look at the job ahead of me.
    i was unable to view the pictures because i was not invited to?

    KTR-SB can you tell me how to gain access?
    thanks in advance. not looking forward to the job.

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    On my 06 I've replaced either turn signal bulb 5 times in a year. I made it easier the 2nd time. Take all the push pins out of the top part of bumper and grill. Take 2 10mm bolts out of the top. Peel bumper forward carefully with an assistant. The back headlights bolt behind grill personally i cut that whole plastic bracket off the light. Slowly worked headlight out. Shaved down the edges of the lights that go behind bumper basically smoothed it down and added some clear silicone just in case. Now the drl foglight replacement i took the retainer screws off around the cover. Replaced bulb. I left the lower 2 or 3 screws out cause it will be easier to replace next time. Then put everything back together. This just made it way easier for my replacement. You don't have to do this obviously but just a thought. First time took me well over 1.5 hours. Now i can change the bulbs within 5-10 mins each side. And its been 16 months and I've never had any fog buildup or water issues to date. No electrical issues. Besides the usual issue of these trucks the drl turn signal bulb always goes out even with bulb grease and new pigtails.

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