How to Remove Headlights in a SEAT Leon

by Angelo Elia
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Manufactured in conjunction with Volkswagen, the SEAT Leon is a compact and sporty five-door hatchback with Spanish engineering. The headlights will need to be removed from the Leon when they are damaged or cracked. The headlights also will need to be removed when installing an inter-cooler kit on the vehicle.

Step 1

Raise the front end of the Leon using a jack and rest the vehicle on axle stands.

Step 2

Open the Leon's hood.

Step 3

Detach both plastic rubber parts from each side of the front bumper, using a bladed screwdriver, and remove the star bolts found underneath them with a star screwdriver, counterclockwise.

Step 4

Pull off the two grilles located at the bottom edge of the Leon's bumper, at both sides, and remove the star bolts.

Step 5

Remove the star bolts found at both wheel arch liners, above both front wheels, in order to remove the arch liners.

Step 6

Pull and unclip the front panel away from the Leon and detach the fog light connectors from the fog lights.

Step 7

Remove both star bolts found on top of each headlight, and remove both star bolts found at the bottom of each headlight.

Step 8

Detach the electrical connector from behind each headlight and pull the headlights away from the Leon.

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