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Old 11-29-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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How to change the drivers side low beam?

How in the hell do you reach the bulb?
I had to change the passengers side (low beam) yesterday and that was a pain in the butt to get to, and today I was looking at the drivers side low beam/drl and there is no way I can get my arm in there to even touch it.
Am I overlooking an obvious way to get to this with out taking a bunch of stuff off?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

i have changed both sides and never taken anything off. i dont remeber which side but one side was easy and one side was a bitch.
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

i was in manassas yesterday, i would have done it for you. lol
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

hey man i'm 6 foot 4, 300lbs. pull the battery vent tube off and shove your arm down in there!!

you can doo itt!!
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

Or just do it the easy way, takes 2 seconds to pull your grille off and then pull the headlight asssembly. It only has two 10mm bolts. It will take you all of 3 minutes to do without fucking your arm up
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

just unclip the drl's and remove the grill. no biggie whatsoever, only like 6-7 clips holding it to the truck ithink.
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

My fat arms wouldn't fit, so I just took the grill off and unbolted the whole light housing. It was pretty straight forward.
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Or just do it the easy way, takes 2 seconds to pull your grille off and then pull the headlight asssembly. It only has two 10mm bolts. It will take you all of 3 minutes to do without fucking your arm up
That is how I do it too.

Although it takes me 10 minutes to remove grille and headlight assembly.
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

try from underneeth
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

what the hell? im 6ft 280 and i was able to install HIDs without taking a single thing out accept that battery vent (which is gone now).

i guess if you really dont want to just jam your arm in there pulling the grille and headlight assembly is the only easier way to go just seems like a shitload of work for that...
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

Thanks folks, I will take a better look tomorrow.
And I have a push bar/grill guard and I sure as hell am not taking that off to change a bulb.
I don't have forearms like Popeye but I damn near got my arm stuck doing the passenger side and there seemed to be a lot less space on the drivers side.
Thanks for the help, I will let you know what happens.
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

my arms are fat i got mine switched it was slightly painful on passenger side cause of air box
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

find a friend with long skinny arms and just tell em what to do? thats my serious suggestion if you cant reach it...
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find a friend with long skinny arms and just tell em what to do? thats my serious suggestion if you cant reach it...
i was gunna say the same thing. or a son or nefew.

idk man i was able to get my arms in there and change em out without taking anything off
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

i just pulled the battery vent tube and took off the fuse box lid and shoved my arm down there got it changed out in less than 10mins both sides the passanger side is tight to just pull off the stock intake lid and that gives you more room its def do able....
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

Yeah I was able to do mine w/o removing anything!

But yeah when in doubt, remove the grill and light!
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

I'm glad I'm skinny for shit like this
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Re: How to change the drivers side low beam?

I am with the grill and headlight removal people on this one but in your case id try to avoid it since you have the brush guard
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