GM Firebird 1967-1981 Repair Guide

Headlights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 8

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the headlight mounting on 1979-81 models 1977-78 models also use rectangular headlights mounted in the same fashion



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Fig. Fig. 2: When removing the headlight retaining ring, do not confuse the mounting screws with the aiming screws



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Fig. Fig. 3: To remove the headlight, remove the retaining ring screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... and pull the ring off of the bulb



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the bulb from the housing and detach the wiring



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Fig. Fig. 6: Headlight removal is the same for newer models remove the mounting screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... and pull the retaining ring off of the assembly



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Fig. Fig. 8: Detach the wiring and remove the bulb from the vehicle

  1. Unscrew the four retaining screws and remove the headlight bezel.
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  3. Remove the headlight bulb retaining screws. These are the screws which hold the retaining ring for the bulb to the front of the car. Do not touch the two headlight aiming screws, at the top and the side of the retaining ring (these screws will have different heads), or the headlight aim will have to be re-adjusted.
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  5. Pull the bulb and ring forward and then separate them. Unplug the electrical connector from the rear of the bulb.
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  7. Plug the new bulb into the electrical connector. Install the bulb into the retaining ring and then install the ring and the bulb. Install the headlight bezel.
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