my left headlight is dead so I bought a new one from AutoZone. It's not a Bosch like my other ones but it's a Sylvania (the guy looked it up in the computer and that's what was suggested). Anyway, I'm absolutely stumped in going about to get the old one out and putting the new one in. The instructions aren't that clear (atleast not to me). Any ideas? Thanks!
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If you had a Bosch headlight, keep it. Chances are it may be the E-code conversions where the bulb can be replaced and you don't need to get a new sealed beam. Get an H4 bulb (HB3 I think is another alternate name) and you'll be fine.
hmm, well that'd be a pretty sweet find if she already had the e-code lights!
rubyred, if you you unhook the harness from the back of the light and a little bulb slips out of the bigger lamp housing, follow karugs' advice and return that sealed beam and get a replacement H4 bulb. if the light is just one piece, go ahead and replace the whole unit.
you can see a hole the back of the lamp unit in this photo
the lights in the photo are the kind with the replaceable H4 bulbs. if they don't have a hole back there, but rather just a 3-prong connector built into the lamp, you have to replace the whole thing. hope this makes sense
you likely need the whole new lamp. there is nothing wrong with you because that's what the McPart's guy told you, and usually that would be correct. The E-code thing Karugs and I are talking about is a special aftermarket light that some owners choose to put in their cars. I would guess there's a 90-95% chance that you have the right replacement. but, the only way to know for sure is to just take out the old one and see what you have.
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