GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Headlights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 7

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the 1968-82 vacuum operated headlights and related components-part 1 of 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Component list for the 1968-82 vacuum operated headlights-part 2 of 2



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the headlights and related components-1963-67 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: The headlights were operated by vacuum actuators on 1968-82 Corvettes. Note that the vacuum actuator is pointed out with an arrow



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Fig. Fig. 5: Unfasten the headlight bezel retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then remove the bezel from the headlight assembly



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Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the headlight retaining screws (NOT the adjusting screws), then remove the headlight

  1. Open the headlight panel to the open position.
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  3. Remove the headlight bezel retaining screws and remove the bezel.
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  5. Disengage the spring from the retaining ring and remove the two attaching screws.
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Do not touch the adjusting screws. The retaining ring screws are the screws which go through the closed holes in the retaining ring. The adjusting screws go through the slotted open holes in the retaining ring and adjust the angle of the mounting ring behind the headlight sealed beam.

  1. Remove the retaining ring and disconnect the sealed beam unit at the wiring connector.
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  3. When installing the sealed beam unit make sure the number which is moulded into the lens is at the top. The number 1 inboard unit takes a double connector plug and the number 2 outboard unit takes a triple connector plug.
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Disconnect the headlight motor connector when raising the headlights manually.

 
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