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Quick question!

Im replacing my factory front headlight bulbs right now and I was wondering how do I get it out of there is it twist in pull or just pull or what.

Also not sure how you guys with big hands reach in there.
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Im replacing my factory front headlight bulbs right now and I was wondering how do I get it out of there is it twist in pull or just pull or what.
On my 1994, there is a clip that you pull up on, and the wire harness pulls off, then you twist the bulb and it comes right out. DON'T TOUCH THE BULB!



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Also not sure how you guys with big hands reach in there.
Lots of nicks and scrapes
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yeah it's a tight sqeeze, I changed mine on my old truck and I think it's a twist then pull but not 100%
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Remove the headlight case first! Just pull up on the two tabs and they pop right out. Then you can twist the headlight harness out.
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Got the harness of no problem I guess ill just try the wist n pull.
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Take the headlight case off the truck first duh!
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Ok they are defintaly not just twisting out. All iv done so faris just take of the wiring harness thatconnects on the back. But now I dont know what to do and I don't want to mess with taking of the headlight because I dont want to reposition it.
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did you pull the metal tabs up?
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if I knew what metal tabs people were talking about then I would. Are they the ones that are positioning the headlight?
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if you look above the headlight there are 2 tabs about 1/2 inch thick just gotta give those a nice little pull...did you already remove the plastic piece that goes over the headlights?
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Nope all iv removed is the wriring harness, ill just start unbolting **** then. I wish these were as easy as the blnker was.
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Ok Im completely dumbfound on how to remove these stoped things and so far iv only accomplished cutting myself so... im just gonna wait till we have a meet then let you guys show me how its done.
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PM me your addy...i may be able to stop by tomorrow after I move...or this weekend...shouldnt take too long
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Unscrew the two screws holding the lil plastic cover of the top of the headlight. Then pull up on the two tabs on the headlight. They're black and have a lip/bend on the top so you can grab them. If you can see behind the headlamp those tabs have holes that lock onto the adjustment screws.
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Dude, it's so easy. Look behind the headlights, and you should see two slats of metal going from the bottom to the top. The outer-most tab/slat is going to be right next to the adjustment screw. The other tab/slat is going to be maybe 8" to the center of the truck. I believe the tabs are facing different directions though. You're going to have to pull pretty hard on the tabs because they're set pretty tight from the factory. Then once you get the lamp out you see a circle piece of plastic, turn that (I'm not sure which direction, but you'll know when you get it). Then just wiggle the actual bulb back and forth, it'll be a little stiff because the rubber seal starts to stick to the plastic of the housing.

This pic doesn't have the plastic circle thing but it shows where it goes, also the tabs in relation to the front of the headlight.
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Oooooo pictures definatly help. So i shouldnt loosen the nuts hoding the tabs in place? When I pull on the tabs will I then have to readjust them so the headlight points in the right direction again?
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no no no

Just pull up on the tabs, there's nothing to loosen or tighten. That's the actual adjustment screws. You mess with them then you will have to align your headlights. Just lift those tabs and the headlamp will just fall out of the front end.
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I'm about to just hop on a plane and go to cali to change them myself
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The tabs are kind of notched so they just slide in. You shouldn't have to take any bolts off or loosen them. Just give them a good tug and it'll pop loose. And as for readjusting your new headlights, just try to get the plastic nuts on the new headlights in the same place as your plastic nuts on your old ones (so you can atleast get in the ballpark). Then use the actual headlight adjustment nut (one on each headlight that can be adjusted by a phillips head screw driver or a socket) once you get everything back in place and hooked up. I just took mine to a flat abandoned road to aim mine right.
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This is kind of hurting me to see. l2en can't take pictures and I can't take pictures (both in the shop). Anyone out there that can run out and take some pics of the tabs and how they work? We got to get this guys headlights in for him.
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He's just changing the bulbs!!!
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oops, ha ha I don't know where I got that he was changing headlights. Sorry. Same process though, minus the readjusting.
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if you need pics taken ill go run outside and take some.
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^lol i was about to go do the same
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Lol you guys really want me to do this. I understand what needs to happen now, I know what tabs your talking about so just yank on them until the headlight pops out then unscrew the black thing and pull out the bulb. Then put the new bulb in and put the headlight back in and push the tabs back down and im done?
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