Changing headlight bulbs on ’09 Vibe? – GenVibe

melophile
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changing headlight bulbs on ’09 vibe?

post by melophile » sat oct 19, 2013 2:38 pm

i need to change the low beam headlight bulbs on my ’09 vibe, but i have no clue how i’m supposed to get to the sockets.

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passenger side (washer fluid thing blocks me from getting to the bulb):

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changing headlight bulbs on '09 vibe? - genvibe

driver side (random tubing [highlighted in green] blocks me from getting to the bulb):

changing headlight bulbs on '09 vibe? - genvibe
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thebarber

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re: changing headlight bulbs on ’09 vibe?

post by thebarber » sun oct 20, 2013 6:11 am

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remove bumper, remove headlights.

should be easy enough. likely one bolt in each wheel well holding the bumper on the sides…likely behind the mud guard. a few bolt and/or clips on the top under the hood and it’ll pull away with a tug. then likely 3 bolt holding the headlight in place.

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vibenvy

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re: changing headlight bulbs on ’09 vibe?

post by vibenvy » sun oct 20, 2013 11:31 am

it’s a tight fit, but you should be able to change the bulbs without removing the headlight housings and/or bumper cover. i have changed mine numerous times and it seems like the more you remove and re-install the bulbs, the easier it gets.

one piece of advice i can give you for the driver’s side is to pop the retainer out of the top of the black plastic piece that holds the tubing going to the air intake box. you will than be able to move the tubing out of the way which gives you quite a bit more room to get to the low beam bulb on the driver’s side.

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re: changing headlight bulbs on ’09 vibe?

post by star_deceiver » sun oct 20, 2013 7:37 pm

remove the black pipe and slide the battery to the side to get at the drivers bulb, passenger side is easier. both require a 30 degree turn to the left (i recall) and the bulb comes out. i did this twice during my ownership.

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maslade
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re: changing headlight bulbs on ’09 vibe?

post by maslade » fri oct 25, 2013 4:21 pm

vibenvy wrote:it’s a tight fit, but you should be able to change the bulbs without removing the headlight housings and/or bumper cover. i have changed mine numerous times and it seems like the more you remove and re-install the bulbs, the easier it gets.

one piece of advice i can give you for the driver’s side is to pop the retainer out of the top of the black plastic piece that holds the tubing going to the air intake box. you will than be able to move the tubing out of the way which gives you quite a bit more room to get to the low beam bulb on the driver’s side.

^this.

it’s definitely a tight fit. i just turned the bulb base and pulled it out carefully. there were a couple times i brushed the bulb against the housing, but if you’re super careful it
wont damage the bulb.

good luck!

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