Back in the day, changing a car headlight can be confusing and difficult since the lamp needs to be removed completely. But with the new car models available today, changing the headlight can be pretty simple. Even a girl in a skirt can do it! And the best part of it is that it will only take a few minutes. These are the instructions for replacing headlights.
2. Identify which bulb needs replacement. Once you found out which bulb to replace, turn off the lights. The next step is to open the hood and find the location of the headlight. Then you need to remove the bulb cover by either popping the cap off or turning it. Then you need to remove the power wires leading to the bulb.
3. The wires are connected to a plug and are fastened by a screw cap, metal clip, or plastic catch. The screw cap can be removed just by turning the cap counter-clockwise. To remove the metal clip, you just need to pull it away completely. If the mechanism uses a plastic catch, you need to push the small lever down and pull out the plug.
4. After the wires are disconnected, you have to remove the rear of the headlight holder and unfasten the old bulb. You will need to use a glove or a clean rag when handling the new bulb. The oils from the skin could cause the bulb to easily burn out, sometimes even on the same day. Once you are ready, you can attach the bulb at the base of the plug.
5. You will know that the bulb is installed properly if the rubber gasket is not showing. You can then put the bulb cover back and the power wires should be plugged back in. Then you need to turn your headlights on to see if the replacement bulb is working.
The importance of replacing headlights cannot be discounted as they serve as the eyes of the car. If the headlights are out or if one of them is not working right, it is like letting a blind man run. And what’s worse, he is running in a highway at 65 miles per hour. Not only is it dangerous for the man behind the wheel, it is dangerous to others as well. With this said, your car maintenance should always include checking on your headlights.
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