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How to Replace Headlights 00-05 Chevy Monte Carlo

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How to Replace Headlights 00-05 Chevy Monte Carlo

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace the broken, damaged, cracked, faded, cloudy, or chipped headlights on 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 Chevy Monte Carlo.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Headlight
    • On the panel, pry out the center clip with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Lift up and pull out the headlight clips
    • Pull the headlight straight out
    • Disconnect the headlight wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Bulbs
    • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull out the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Push on the new bulb
    • Twist the bulb clockwise into the light
  3. step 3 :Replacing the Headlight Bulbs
    • For the turn signal light, push in the tab
    • Turn the base of the bulbs counterclockwise
    • Remove the old bulbs
    • For the headlight, pry off the boot and turn the bulb socket counterclockwise
    • Disconnect the wiring harness from the old bulb
    • Connect the new bulb to the wiring harness
    • Insert the new bulbs
    • Turn the base of the new bulbs clockwise
  4. step 4 :Installing the New Headlight
    • Reconnect the wiring harness to the headlight
    • Push the headlight into place
    • Slide the headlight clips into place
    • Replace the panel, replace the clip with the center out, push the center in till it locks
  5. step 5 :Testing the Headlights
    • Check to make sure the lights are aimed properly
    • Park in front of a wall
    • Turn the headlights on
    • Using a Phillips screwdriver, turn the screw clockwise to lower the light
    • Turn the screw counterclockwise to raise the light

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to service the bulbs, as well as replace the entire headlight assembly on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. We show you on the passenger side, but the driver's side is the same procedure. It's the same part and similar process on these Monte Carlos from 2000 to 2005. The only items you'll need for this include new headlights from, and a flat blade screwdriver.

Start off by prying out this clip. You just pry out the center then you can pull the clip free. Now lift up on this clip, lift up the panel, and pull this clip up as well. Now you can pull the headlight straight out. Lift up the tab on this harness and disconnect it, and your light is free.

To service the bulbs, you just twist out the socket, pull your old bulb out, push your new one in, and twist the socket back in clockwise. With this one, you need to push a tab that's on the top of the light, so just push in the tab, turn it counterclockwise, pull it free, the bulb pulls out, and you can push your new one into place. Then twist it back in clockwise.

For this one, you just want to pry off the boot, twist the socket counterclockwise, and pull it free. Then for the harness, you just want to pry out on the tabs and disconnect it. Reconnect the harness to your new bulb, twist the socket back in clockwise, and replace your boot. This bulb right here is the same procedure.

On the bottom is the old headlight; above it is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Take your new headlight and reconnect the harness. Then push the headlight back into place. Once you have it lined up and in place, take those clips and slide them back in. They just clip on and slide down. Then put the panel back down and replace that clip with the center out, and then push the center in to lock it. Now you want to park in front of a wall, and then just make sure your headlights are aimed properly. To aim them, you just use a Phillips screwdriver at the top, turn it clockwise to lower the light, and turn it counterclockwise to raise the light. Just to show you the difference new headlights can make, these are the old headlights and here are the new headlights from 1A Auto.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

2000 - 2005  Chevrolet  Monte Carlo
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