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    Question headlight help

    Is it possible to raise the headlight doors without having the lights on so I can change the lights? Never had a car with these style headlights before.

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    put em up then pull the plug on the back of the light.

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    i just turn the lights on and then to parking lights and most of them will shut off but the headlights should stay up. wouldnt recomend for longer periods of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    i just turn the lights on and then to parking lights and most of them will shut off but the headlights should stay up. wouldnt recomend for longer periods of time
    This is how I've done it also

    By switching back to the parking lights the headlight doors stay up untill you turn the light completely off.

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    That's the quickest way to do it. If you're going to have them up for a long time and don't want to drain your battery, there's another way that you can do it. Open your hood, then look at the back of the carriage assembly. Between the carriage and the frame, in an access hole about 1 1/2 inch wide, there is a circular rubber cap with a nipple-like top. pull that cap off, and twist the knob under it to manually raise the assembly. But make sure you put it back down all the way to the stopper when you're done. If you don't, you'll run the risk of stripping the cog in the motor assembly, and that costs $45 to replace. Or $350 if you have GM do it.
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    Thanks guys, just left the car running with it on park lights, and hurried with the DeWalt.

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    so you don't have to unscrew them??? I'm confused. my right headlight just went out. its the H4703 right???

    how much are they and should I go to autozone instead of the dealer? i don't want to drive with only one light... cops in Miami are dicks and will pull me over.

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    You have to unsrew the trim bezel, 3 screws, then the trim holding the lights in. 4 torx bits per light. h4701 and h4703, dont remember which one is low and high beam. I just replaced all 4 of mine from advanced auto for $45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalepsis View Post
    That's the quickest way to do it. If you're going to have them up for a long time and don't want to drain your battery, there's another way that you can do it. Open your hood, then look at the back of the carriage assembly. Between the carriage and the frame, in an access hole about 1 1/2 inch wide, there is a circular rubber cap with a nipple-like top. pull that cap off, and twist the knob under it to manually raise the assembly. But make sure you put it back down all the way to the stopper when you're done. If you don't, you'll run the risk of stripping the cog in the motor assembly, and that costs $45 to replace. Or $350 if you have GM do it.
    You could always pull the fuses for the headlight motors when they are up too.

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