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How to Replace Headlight 06-13 Chevy Impala Sedan

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  1. step : Removing the Headlight (0:38)
    • Remove the 7mm bolt.
    • Pull the white clip up and out.
    • Pull the headlight out.
    • Disconnect the harness.
  2. step : Replacing the Bulbs (1:14)
    • Twist the socket out.
    • Pull the bulbs straight out and push the new bulb in.
    • Twist the socket back in.
    • For high and low beams twist off the cap to access the sockets. Disconnect the harness on these two to remove the bulbs.
  3. step : Replacing the Headlight Assembly (2:57)
    • Connect the harness.
    • Push the headlight into place.
    • Replace the 7mm bolt.
    • Replace the white clip by lining it over the hooks and pressing down.

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In this video we're going to show you how to replace a headlight assembly on a 2006 Chevy Impala. It's virtually the same for the right side and the left side as well as model years 2006 through 2012. In order to do this you'll need a 7mm socket and socket wrench as well as a new headlight assembly from 1A Auto. We'll also show you how to service the bulbs inside the headlight assembly as well. We're going to be doing the driver side headlight, it's basically the same for the passenger side.

Locate the one 7mm fastener right there, as well as the white clip right there. I'm using a 7mm deep socket with a socket wrench to remove that fastener there. I'll go ahead and fast-forward as I do that. Once you got that out, go ahead and pull upon that white bar, and pop it off the two hooks on the back of the headlight assembly. Go ahead and pull out your headlight assembly.

In this clip here, we're going to show you how to service the bulbs, and their all pretty much the same style of installation. In taking it out, you're just going to twist the bulb socket out of the housing, and once you get them out, you're going to pull the bulbs out. Disconnect them from the harness, and that's true for all the bulbs there. See, this one just pulls right out and snaps back in. The high-beam and low-beam which are the next two bulbs are behind two plastic covers. Those are the same where you have to turn them to the left, and once you do that you'll be able to access the bulb and the harness. It's probably easier if you unclip the harness first, and then twist the bulb out. It's going to go back in. It's got three prongs. They need to line up with the housing of the headlight assembly. Once you've done that, twist it, tighten it, and clip your harness back in. It's going to be the same for the next bulb. The last bulb is going to be just like the first where you twist it out and pull the bulb from the socket.

If you're looking to replace the whole headlight assembly go ahead and disconnect your connector. Here's a side-by-side of the old part that's faded and pitted, and then the new part from 1A Auto that you see has a perfectly clear lens. It's ready to be installed just as it is. To reinstall, first plug in your harness to the connector on the back of the headlight assembly. Then I found that it's easiest to line up the three tabs or recognize that there's two there that go in those slots, and that one on the back. That goes into the inner fender well. If you put the bottom in first, it's a little bit easier. You can see I'm kind of having trouble with it right there. If you slide in the bottom first it should go ahead and fit right in just like that. Go ahead and reinstall that 7mm screw. I'll fast-forward as I do that. Now go ahead and take that white long clip that you took out. Align it over that taps of the hooks that went on the back side of the headlight assembly and push down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

2006 - 2007  Chevrolet  Monte Carlo
2006 - 2013  Chevrolet  Impala
2014 - 2016  Chevrolet  Impala Limited

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