How to Replace the Headlights on a 1997 Chevy Pickupby Robert Good
On most 1997 Chevy pickup trucks, the headlights are inside a sealed glass case. That means the entire headlight housing needs to be changed. The headlights also need to be adjusted once you install new ones. The replacement headlight will vary in price depending on which Chevy model you own, but price is usually around $25. You can buy the replacement headlight at most auto-parts stores.
Open the hood and pull the wire connector off of the rear of the headlight. Use the screwdriver to remove the screws from the sides of the headlight.
Loosen the small adjustment on the front left and right side of the headlight, using the screwdriver. Pull the headlight from the frame and set it aside.
Place the new headlight on the frame in the same position as the old one. Tighten the adjustment screws using the screwdriver. Replace and tighten the securing screws and plug the wire into the rear of the new headlight.
- "General Motors Full-Size Trucks, 1988-98, Repair Manual (Chilton Automotive Books)"; Chilton Editors; 1999
Things You'll Need
- Replacement headlights
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.