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How to Replace Headlight 98-04 Chevy S10 Pickup

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How to Replace Headlight 98-04 Chevy S10 Pickup

Created on: 2010-02-11

Watch this video to learn how to replace broken, damaged, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped headlights in a 98-04 Chevy S10 Pickup.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Headlight
    • Remove the two locking tabs from the back of the headlight.
    • Pull the light forward.
    • Disconnect the harnesses to free the headlight assembly.
    • Twist the sockets and pull out to change the bulbs.
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Headlight
    • Spray lubricant on the holes that the headlight tabs fit into to make reinstallation easier.
    • Reconnect the harnesses.
    • Put the harnesses on top of the tabs on the back of the headlight.
    • Line the headlight up and push it into place (making sure you don’t pinch the wiring harnesses).
    • Put the two locking tabs back into place.

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners from 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20 plus years of experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like these to show you the correct way to install parts from The right parts installed correctly, that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we'll be replacing the headlight in this 2001 Chevy S10 Pickup. Basically the same as any '98 to 2004 S10 pickup with the Style lights, very easy procedure, you don't even need any tools and we'll get right to it.

You're going to open up the hood and then there's two locking tabs that you see on the top of the screen there, I'm pulling up on them. Place those locking tabs there where they're safe and they don't fall in and you don't have to fish them out, like I did a couple of times. Then, you pull the headlight forward and it's out. Then, you can unplug your lights and service the bulbs, if you need to do that or if a rock jumped up and hit the light or whatever, you can replace your entire headlight, too.

Then, there's two slots that I'm going to spray some lubricant on just to make it easy to get everything together. Right there, that slot and that slot. Then, I'll show you the tabs. These tabs go into those slots, okay? The other thing is you don't want to pinch your wires. I'm going plug in the harnesses here and I'm going to show you how to make sure you don't pinch the wires. Those tabs I showed you a few seconds ago, they also have tabs that come forward. Once you have one of these lights in your hands, you'll understand what I mean. What you do is you take the harnesses and you put them up on top of the protruding tabs. That keeps them from getting in behind the other tabs and getting caught between the metal and the plastic of the headlight, okay?

Put your headlight back in there. This is a little ballet of pushing on the backside of the headlight, pushing in and down at the same time and then getting everything to line up. You can see down, there's a couple of holes that you can see down into to see how things are lined up. Once you get it, it goes in and then you put your locking tabs, which I didn't do a very good job videoing there, I apologize. You put your locking tabs back on and you're all set.

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1998 - 2004  Chevrolet  S10 Pickup
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