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Old 07-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Dizzy Saturn SC1 2002 RH Headlight Assembly Repair/Removal

Today a yellow pole appeared from the sky and struck my car.

It busted my passenger side headlight (not to oblivion) but enough for it to need to be replaced before inspection. I have already ordered the part but I am having trouble finding a video on how to replace it correctly. I did find this thread on the forums:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=133800

Basically I disconnect the battery terminals (positive & negative) then I disconnect the terminals that hook onto the lights? Remove the 2 screws then it just comes off?

I'm just making sure, so I'm ready to go when the part comes in. Seems simple, 15 minute DIY job? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Also the pole did some minimal damage to my front bumper (good thing it's plastic) can I just knock out the dents with a rubber mallet back into place? Thanks!

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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I purchased aftermarket ones from Amazon recently and installed - it was much easier than I thought. Do a search on headlight assembly and a thread I started. I didn't touch the battery. It is just two 10mm bolts. After undoing the bolts, slide it forward (towards you) and then up/inward. Do one at a time so that you can use the other side for reference. I'm glad I replaced mine - they look MUCH better and I'm sure I'll be able to see better. I have noticed, however, that I need to adjust them. Hopefully that will not be too tough. Turn right goes up or down?

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Old 07-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Turn right goes up or down?
Yes, turning right goes up or down (no idea but if you're paying attention you'll notice within a half turn)

No reason to touch the battery. Wouldn't even need to open the hood if it wasn't hiding the bolts

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Default Re: Saturn SC1 2002 RH Headlight Assembly Repair/Removal

Thanks for the input guys. If I don't need to touch the battery then I'll just disconnect the 3 terminals to the lights. Pull it forward and upward toward me! Doesn't sound too difficult at all!

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Yes, turning right goes up or down
Turning right, the light goes up.

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