How to Replace a Headlight Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Headlight Switch. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Headlight Switch
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $52.55 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $141.06 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Put the ignition key to on position.
  • Activate the headlight switch and check whether the headlights or fog lights are working or not.
  • If lights don’t turn on, check the fuse and bulbs. Then, make sure that the switch is getting proper power and earthed reasonably.
  • If the power is reaching to the switch but not coming out then the fault is with switch.
  • Switch off the key and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Take the steering column cover off.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors from the switch.
  • Take the old switch and install the new switch.
  • Reconnect the electrical connectors and put back the steering column cover.
  • Inspect the working of the headlights by turning the switch on.
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How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Headlight Bulb. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Headlight Bulb
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $20.76 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $87.74 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Lift the hood, as you have to remove the burned headlight bulb from the back.
  • Detach the wiring harness and remove the old bulb.
  • Take the new bulb and install it into the socket. Reattach the wiring harness.
  • Turn on the headlights to ensure that the new bulb is properly installed.
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How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Light Bulb
  • Screwdriver

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $16.63 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $82.86 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Put the ignition key to on position.
  • Lower the brake pedal and ask your assistant to check the brake lights and find out which one is damaged.
  • Switch of the ignition key.
  • Take the lens assembly away and remove the burned out brake bulb.
  • Take a new bulb and install it in the brake light socket.
  • Put the lens assembly back to its position.
  • Turn on the key and lower the brake pedal.
  • Ask your assistant to check if the newly installed brake light is working properly.
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How to Replace a Turn Signal Bulb

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Turn Signal Bulb. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Light Bulb
  • Screwdriver

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $16.63 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $82.86 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Put the ignition key into on position.
  • Turn the switch on for turn signals.
  • Find out which turn signal bulb has burned out.
  • Switch off the ignition key.
  • Take the turn signal bulb socket out of the lens assembly.
  • Remove the bulb from the socket.
  • Take a new bulb and install it into the socket.
  • Reattach the turn signal bulb socket to the assembly.
  • Put the ignition key to on and switch on the turn signal switch.
  • Make sure that the bulb is properly installed and working.
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How to Adjust a Headlight

Below guide will teach you How to Adjust a Headlight. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Tape Measure

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $63.24 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Park the car about 25 feet away from a wall so that the front of your car is facing a wall. Make certain that the surface is level.
  • First take measurement of the distance between the ground and the headlight lenses. Then, take measurement of the distance between the two headlight lenses.
  • Take a horizontal strip of masking tape and position is on the wall four inches lower than the headlight lenses. Make sure that the tape is positioned in front of the car. Draw a centerline.
  • Switch the headlights on and keep them on low beam.
  • Now you have to turn the vertical adjustment screw up to the time when the headlight beam is in line with the tape on the wall.
  • Similarly, turn the horizontal adjustment screw till the headlight beam is straightened. Horizontal adjustment needs you to make certain that the beams on the wall should have equal distance as that between the headlight lamps.
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How to Replace Tail Light Assembly

Below guide will teach you How to Replace Tail Light Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Tail Light
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $15.81 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $81.90 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • If you have your tail light assembly damaged, you can replace it quite easily. You can find them easily on the ear of your vehicle.
  • Some vehicles have screws on the outside; unfasten them if applicable in your case.
  • Life the trunk and find the back of the tail light assembly.
  • Detach the wiring harness from the back of the light assembly.
  • You may need to unfasten the screws and bolts to remove the tail light assembly.
  • Take the new tail light assembly and position it carefully in its place.
  • Secure the new tail light assembly with the screws and bolts.
  • Reconnect the wiring harness to the tail light assembly.
  • Before putting back the covers or trim, check the lights if they are working properly or need any adjustments.
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How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Wiper Switch
  • Screwdriver
  • Multimeter
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Test Light

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $449.64 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $672.87 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Put the key into on position so that the power is supplied to different accessories.
  • Switch the wiper switch on which is positioned on the steering column.
  • Operate the wipers on different speeds to diagnose the problem.
  • Switch off the ignition and detach the negative battery cable.
  • Also, detach the wiring harness from the switch.
  • Take the old switch away and install the new switch.
  • Reconnect the wiring harness and put the negative battery cable back to terminal.
  • Turn on the key, and inspect the wiper switch by operating it on different speeds.
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How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Test Light
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $102.77 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Wiper motor is usually positioned in the engine compartment along the firewall.
  • Before proceeding your repair check the fuse whether it is defective or not.
  • Make your way to the wiper motor assembly, ask assistant to switch on the ignition and also the windshield wiper switch.
  • Make use of test light, inspect the motor is properly earthed and getting power.
  • Switch off the ignition and detach the negative battery cable.
  • Detach the wiper arm assembly and also the wiring harness from the motor.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the wiper motor and take it out.
  • Take a new motor and install it carefully. You can take help from the owner’s manual for proper torque setting.
  • Reconnect the wiring harness and wiper arm assembly to the new motor.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the negative terminal.
  • Check the newly installed motor and make sure it is properly installed.
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How to Replace a Window Regulator with Motor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Window Regulator with Motor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Window Regulator
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $55.12 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $392.74 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • First take the door handles and switches away. This will help you to remove the door trim panel quite easily.
  • Take the vapor barrier out.
  • Detach the glass from window regulator and tape it to door panel. You need not to remove the glass.
  • Detach all the electrical connectors from the window motor.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the window regulator and glide the window regulator along with motor via the interior access opening.
  • Position the new window regulator with motor in place and secure them with bolts.
  • Reattach the electrical connectors to the motor.
  • Put the window glass back on to the window regulator.
  • Install the vapor barrier and also the interior door trim panel.
  • Put back the handles and switches.
  • Roll the window up and down several times to inspect the repair work.
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How to Repair a Defroster Grid

Below guide will teach you How to Repair a Defroster Grid. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Multimeter
  • Defroster Grid Repair Kit

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $63.24 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • You can find the rear defroster grid in the rear window.
  • Switch the rear defroster off.
  • Earth the negative cable connector with a digital multi meter (DMM).
  • Remove the rear defroster electrical connectors.
  • You need to have a repair kit and conductive coating to carry out the repair work.
  • After applying the coating you have to wait for some time.
  • Reattach the electrical connectors.
  • Check the repaired defroster grid for proper working.
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