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Old 03-22-2013, 12:49 PM
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Help before I break something....

1997 OBS

Passenger-side headlight is burnt out and I'm trying to replace it.

Problem is...I don't know if it's just a bulb that pops out the back, or the entire Sealed Beam that comes out the front.
I have removed two screws (on top) that hold the "chrome" bezel into place, but it still won't come out. Can't see any screws or fasteners on the bottom....

What gives?


I also removed the entire front grill to see if maybe there were screws with hidden access back there...nope, but it gave me a chance to check out my transmission cooler...the thing is huge, covers most of the rad!
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:08 PM
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Put down the screwdriver and pick up a beer. Reagan is no longer President, the macarena has come and gone, and cars/trucks don't have sealed beam headlights. It's a bulb. You untwist the ring around it, pull that ring back and up the wire, and then untwist and pull out the bulb. As usual, remember not to touch the glass of the new bulb with your fingers.

Buy two, so they'll be matched in brightness, and put the remaining working old one in a little box in the glove box as an emergency spare.

Hint - sealed beams are always flat in the front, to work on multiple vehicles. Notice our headlight housings are angled to match the flow of the front end.

(.... guess you'll have to pick the screwdriver up again when you're done with the beer, to put everything back on....)
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:00 PM
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Its a bulb, behind the pass batt. Remove battary, twist socket (righty tighty, lefty loosey), remove buld and insert new...

Then as Madpogue said, enjoy more beer
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