GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Headlights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1985-1986 Spectrum
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radiator grille, and the headlight bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the four seal beam unit attaching screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the headlight.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Fit the bosses on the headlight lens into the grooves so that the TOP mark is up, and install the four attaching screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the headlight bezel.
  4.  
  5. Install the radiator grille.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

1987-1989 Spectrum
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Twist the headlight bulb connector.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the connector to the bulb.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Do not touch the bulb when installing into the connector.
  2.  
  3. Twist the headlight bulb connector.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

1990-1991 Storm

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Raise the headlight cover.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Headlamp cover adjustment - 1990-1991 Storm



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Fig. Fig. 2: Headlamp cover adjustment - 1990-1991 Storm

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper headlamp garnish retaining screws and the garnish. Remove the lower headlamp garnish retaining screws and the garnish.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Headlamp upper garnish - 1990-1991 Storm



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Fig. Fig. 4: Headlamp lower garnish - 1990-1991 Storm

  1. Remove the four attaching screws and remove the sealed beam unit.
  2.  
  3. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  4.  

1992-1993 Storm
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two retaining screws and the lower headlamp garnish.
  4.  
  5. Remove the three retaining screws and the upper headlamp garnish.
  6.  
  7. Remove the four retaining screws and the headlamp retaining ring.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the headlamp electrical connectors.
  10.  
  11. Remove the headlamp bulb from the vehicle.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the headlamp bulb and connect the electrical connectors.
  2.  
  3. Install the retaining ring and tighten the four retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper headlamp garnish and tighten the three retaining screws.
  6.  
  7. Install the lower headlamp garnish and tighten the two retaining screws.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

AIMING



1985-1986 Spectrum
  1. With the vehicle at empty weight, check and adjust the tire inflation pressures, clean the headlights and park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2.  
  3. Use the screw above the headlight to adjust the vertical aim and the screw on the side of the headlight to adjust the horizontal aim.
  4.  

1987-1989 Spectrum

See Figure 5



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Fig. Fig. 5: Headlamp adjusting screws - 1987-1989 Spectrum

  1. With the vehicle at empty weight, check and adjust the tire inflation pressures, clean the headlights and park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2.  
  3. Use the screw above the headlight to adjust the vertical aim and the screw in the front engine compartment support, to the rear of the headlight, to adjust the horizontal aim.
  4.  

1990-1991 Storm
  1. With the vehicle at empty weight, check and adjust the tire inflation pressures, clean the headlights and park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2.  
  3. Use the knob above the headlight to adjust the vertical aim and the screw on the side of the headlight to adjust the horizontal aim.
  4.  

1992-1993 Storm
  1. With the vehicle at empty weight, check and adjust the tire inflation pressures, clean the headlights and park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2.  
  3. Use the screw above the headlight to adjust the vertical aim and the screw in the front engine compartment support, to the rear of the headlight, to adjust the horizontal aim.
  4.  

 
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