Originally Posted by charger9069
My headlight burnt out and I figured id might as well change it out now while the weather is nice and permitting...I know that in an 07 new body style, on the drivers side you reach in and turn the headlamp and the light will pop out but i was just wondering if the 08s were built the same way? Thanks in advance.
Here are GMs instructions
* Remove two forward wheel house bolts
* Open Hood
* Remove two upper fascia bolts across top of grille
* Remove the lower rear fascia bolt from the support bracket
* Loosen the two fender to fascia bolts from behind wheel well liner
* Pull the outboard end of the front fascia straight out until it disengages the fender bracket, pull forward and downward enough to remove the headlight
* Remove two upper headlamp bolts Grasp headlamp on the upper inboard side and lower outboard side and pull straigh to release pins from fender panel
* Pull outboard side rotating to release headlamp from radiator support bracket
* Disconnect electrical connections
Ok, here we go Driver's side!
small regular screw driver - to help get the pop pins out
7mm and 10mm sockets 1/4" drive is fine
1/4" drive 6" extension
1/4" drive ratchet or I used my cordless drill with the extension in the chuck
10mm combo wrench
50 - 70 minutes
High Beam: 9005LL
Low Beam: H11
Turn Signal: 3457NAK
1: Take out all 6 bolts along the top of the grille.
2: Take out the 2 - 7mm screws, 3 push pins, and 2 pop in pins in the wheel-well
3: Pull the wheel well lining towards the tire and remove the 2 10mm bolts that go up into the fender. When you remove them the bumper mounting bracket will come out. Also note that this image shows the location of the 3rd headlight bolt as well as a bumper mounting bracket.
4: Remove the 3 10mm bolts holding the headlight in. 2 are on top and the third is behind the bumper as shown in the last image. I found that I was able to pull down on the bumper and use the extension with a swivel to take the 3rd bolt out.
5: Pull the entire headlight forward. You will notice 2 guide pins that go into the fender and a part that snaps in on the inside of the headlight. Pull it forward just enough to clear those pins and unsnap the inside.
6: Pull the inner corner of the headlight out while pushing down on the bumper. Take care of the snaps along the edge of the headlight as they get caught on the bumper and can scratch it. TAKE YOUR TIME AND LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, this is the hardest part. As you get the inner side of the headlight out rotate the headlight leaving the outside stationary. The reason for this is the bracket that was held by the 3rd headlight bolt hangs down there. You have to get the inside of the headlight out then you can move the outside in and clear the top of the headlight and the fender.
7: Once you have the headlight out, disconnect the wiring harness and remove the headlight
8: Change what ever it was you needed to change and put them AMBERS in the DRL's!!
9: Replace the headlight the same way you took it out. It seems to go in much easier then it came out. Donít forget to reconnect the wiring harness!
10: Repeat steps 2-9 for the Passenger's side.
11: Put everything back together in reverse order. I suggest testing the lights after you put the 3 10mm headlight bolts back in. (the same ones you took out in step 4)
Hope this helps someone out there.