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2000 Chevy Cavalier
In This Article:
A plastic radiator cover is removed.
The parking light is removed. The headlight assembly is
unbolted and lifted off its supports, unplugged, and the
bulb is changed.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 15 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
This 2000 Chevrolet
Cavalier headlight was removed as an assembly.
First the upper radiator
shield had to be removed.
I used tack puller to
pry up on the center of the clip, then I pried up
on the outer ring of the clip.
push the base in first, then push in the center
pin to lock the retainer in place.
These clips are used all over the average
car, to hold various plastic panels in place.
The park lamp assembly needs to be
removed before the headlight assembly can be
removed for the bulb to be changed.
(This photo is looking almost
straight down... the parking lamp is at the
bottom of the picture.)
I pressed in on the lever-type clip on the
socket (green arrow) and turned the socket.
I removed the bulb by pulling it straight out.
The park lamp bulb is # 3157 clear.
The green arrows show the hole and
the plastic stud that goes in it.
Avoid touching the
new light bulb with your bare hands... the
oil from your skin can damage the light bulb
and cause it to burn out early. Use a tissue
or paper towel to handle the new bulb.
The green arrows show the holes that the lower
studs of headlight housing go into.
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Written October 1, 2009