Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

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BULB REPLACEMENT



1990-93 Colt Hatchback and Sedan

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Twist and remove the bulb holder from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 2: Bulb holder and bulb remove from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 3: Separating the bulb holder from the bulb.

  1. Lift the hood.
  2.  
  3. For the right side bulb, remove the windshield washer reservoir and radiator overflow bottle.
  4.  
  5. Twist the bulb holder to the left and remove it from the headlight housing.
  6.  
  7. Unplug the harness connector from the socket holder.
  8.  
  9. Pull out the headlight bulb.
  10.  


CAUTION
Never touch the headlight bulb with your bare hands! The natural oils from your skin will cause a hot spot on the bulb, resulting in early bulb failure. Never allow the bulb to become dirty! If you are at doubt as to the cleanliness of the bulb, clean the glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  

1990 Colt Wagon 1990-91 Vista
  1. Reach behind the lamp assembly and disconnect the wiring harness.
  2.  
  3. Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove it from the housing.
  4.  
  5. Pull the bulb from the holder.
  6.  


CAUTION
Never touch the headlight bulb with your bare hands! The natural oils from your skin will cause a hot spot on the bulb, resulting in early bulb failure. Never allow the bulb to become dirty! If you are at doubt as to the cleanliness of the bulb, clean the glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  

1992-93 Vista
  1. Reach behind the lamp assembly and disconnect the wiring harness.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bulb cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bulb retaining spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bulb.
  8.  


CAUTION
Never touch the headlight bulb with your bare hands! The natural oils from your skin will cause a hot spot on the bulb, resulting in early bulb failure. Never allow the bulb to become dirty! If you are at doubt as to the cleanliness of the bulb, clean the glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  

 
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