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How to Replace a Headlight in a Pontiac G6

by Ian Cooper

A headlight bulb in a G6 may fail for several reasons, such as moisture buildup, age, or front end damage to the vehicle. Replacing a damaged bulb should be a priority to ensure your safety when driving. The process of replacing a headlight in a Pontiac G6 can be a little trickier due to the snug-fitting headlamp assembly, but it is definitely within the car owner's ability.

Step 1

Open the hood and remove the pair of headlamp assembly securing screws.

Step 2

Remove the front grill fasteners by lifting them out from below.

Step 3

Remove the front grill and pull out the headlamp assembly from the vehicle.

Step 4

Release the ball stud from its retaining clamp in the fender bracket by pulling the headlamp assembly.

Step 5

Turn the bulb access cover counterclockwise to remove it.

Step 6

Pull out the bulb assembly by turning the bulb socket counterclockwise and disconnect the socket from the headlamp wiring harness.

Step 7

Remove the headlight bulb from its socket and replace it with a new bulb.

Step 8

Reinstall the access cover by turning it clockwise and push the headlamp assembly back into place, being sure to put the ball stud back into the retaining clamp.

Step 9

Push the front grill back into place.

Reinstall the front grill fasteners and the pair of headlamp assembly securing screws.

Tips

  • Make sure your starter switch is off to prevent short circuiting.
  • Make sure to use only 12-volt bulbs.
  • It may be necessary to readjust the headlamps after replacing the bulb.
  • You may want to apply tape along the edge of the bumper and headlight assembly to avoid scratching the paint.

Warning

  • Be careful when handling Halogen bulbs; they can burst if damaged as they contain pressurized gas.

Items you will need

  • Replacement bulb

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