Last post on Jul 29, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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#1 of 5 How to remove headlamp housing
Jun 26, 2009 (3:45 pm)
How can I safely remove the '08 Uplander's headlamp housing to get to the headlamps and driving lamps? I've removed the recommended pin and screw, but the housings still won't budge loose, and I don't want to break them. Is one supposed to pull straight forward, which might damage the rubber perimeter gasket on the grill.
#2 of 5 Re: How to remove headlamp housing [fscoles]
Jul 07, 2009 (12:25 pm)
Yes, you pull forward. Try wiggling the housing as you pull it forward, it seems to help.
#4 of 5 Re: How to remove headlamp housing [crkeehn]
Jul 24, 2009 (9:57 pm)
Any amount of wiggling on this one would have ripped off or torn the rubber gasket on the grill plastic edge because the spacing is so close on both sides, so I got the advice of a local body man. He had me first remove two adjacent black plastic fasteners that hold the grill in place (they are reusable) so the edge of the grill can be moved out of the way (about 1/4 inch) of the headlamp as it is pulled out. I also applied some silicone grease to the metal ball at the outer edge (backside) of the housing so it will remove easier next time.
#5 of 5 Re: How to remove headlamp housing [fscoles]
Jul 29, 2009 (1:45 pm)
The clearances must be a bit tighter on the Uplander than my Saturn Relay. I will admit that the fit was snug, however with a bit of wiggling the headlight housing did come out. If it's any consolation, it's easier the second time.