OK, I've never had such a problem replacing a bulb before. I've removed the
clips and gained access thru the wheel-well /fender to the passenger side
headlamp but there is absolutely no movement when I try to turn the bulb
counter clockwise (or clockwise for that matter). Is there some trick I'm
missing? I hate to spray any lube in there and make matters worse, or try
to use channel locks or something.
Any advice appreciated. (I know I could pay someone to do it, but let's
face it - when I turn a simple bulb replacement over to the pros I might as
well put my tools in the next garage sale!
Yes, I have the manual and what I've stated is pretty much verbatim what is
written, and I'd hardly call what they describe in the manual a 'trick'.
It simply states to turn the bulb counter clockwise to remove it. I turned
until I saw the entire light assemble moving an was afraid I was going to
I gave it a rest, eat some dinner and then snuck up on it from behind and it
finally gave way, taking a fair amount of knuckle skin along the way.
Obviously I had failed to account for the amount of blood that needed to be
shed to be successful!!
But thanks for your constructive feedback on the use of more deadly chemical
or mechanical force!
Actually, I'm wrong myself.
SQUEEZE, yes, TURN, no. Squeeze-and-turn is for a different model.
There might have been dirt built up that prevented you from easily turning
the bulb. Once the connector was removed, turning /should/ have been easy.
Did you try pushing the bulb in a bit (or otherwise wiggling it) while
Ok, I'll forgive you this time Tegger! Even though you made me get off my
butt, put down my beer, and go out and get the manual to re-read that step!
(Of course had I read your follow up BEFORE jumping into action.....!)
It sure seemed clean enough, although a little grime can go a long way to
make something stick when it isn't suppose to. Wonder why science can't
create a glue that works that well!
Have a good evening!
Seems over-kill to pull the battery - having to reset everything. Unless I
missed something the owner's manual doesn't even suggest that. As long as
the lights are off there should be no power to the bulb. I looked under the
hood and didn't see any easy way to reach the bulb without a lot of
disassembly. Going thru the wheel well as the manual instructs is the
easiest way. Turning the bulb once you have access (which ever way you get
at it) was the part I had problems with. No matter - perseverance paid off
and I was finally able to get it to come loose and get it replaced.
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