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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

Is it hard to replace.

What is bulb OEM part number.

Should I replace both sides

Any tips will help.

I tried searching site could not find a answer.

2015 owners manual does not have any instructions says go see dealer.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 10:21 PM
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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

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Is it hard to replace.

What is bulb OEM part number.

Should I replace both sides

Any tips will help.

I tried searching site could not find a answer.
The vehicle owner's manual for our families 2013 Equinox has instructions (with pictures) on how to change the headlight bulb, and the bulb part number listed in it.

Have you read your vehicle owner's manual?

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 10:27 PM
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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

the bulb is a H11
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 10:42 PM
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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

Most bulb mfgs. will tell you that you should replace them in pairs, but I don't go by that. When I have a cavity on the left eye tooth, I don't tell the dentist to fill the right eye tooth also ! LOL


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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

Did a lot of research last night.

You must go in through the wheel well.

You have to loosen splash guard or even take it out.

Piss poor GM Set Up.

Hope to do it today. Temp might hit 35 today.

Will let you know how it goes.
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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

hi ,

couldn't be easier ......

locate "cover " that has 3 "bars" on it at forward fender liner inside wheelhouse ( behind headlamp, again inside wheelhouse), remove torx screw,
unscrew cover ( looks like a peace sign with the bars )

unscrew cover at rear of headlight , will see the connector at back of headlamp bulb , undo tab on connector to release connector , unscrew bulb .

I can post the gm procedure if needed ....

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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

depends on what model year he has.
the newer models got rid of the circular access hole.

My 2013 still has it.
I think it was 2014 they removed it...

But on my 2010 Traverse- I turn wheel inward--- remove about 4 screws- then I can bend back the liner- stick my hand up there and swap bulbs.. takes about 10 min per side on the Traverse.

Im sure its failry similar on the Nox.

I do replace bulbs in pairs.

Incandescent bulbs light output decreases over time.... as the metal on the filament slowly evaporates off- and eventually lands on the glass surface.... (you know youve seen those old bulbs with that shiny reflection on the inside).
Halogen helps diminish this---but still output drops over time.

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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

Below is a link to one of the better threads on the forum for headlight replacing.
My 2014 has the access hole in the inner fender so it is very simple.
Thanks to JayTee for his work on the thread linked below with pics.

http://www.equinoxforum.net/index.ph...4154#msg124154

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Re: Just found out I have Driver headlight out Low beam.

these fender liners with the removable cap are only $50-65 each- depending on where you buy it..

wonder if its just easier to replace it-- and not have to deal with dealer charging you way more- for them to replace the bulb?

shows the part is good for 2010-2013..
wonder how much that area changed ... I mean would it fit 2015s?
it should...

whats the dealer charge for bulb change? $40-$60? (Ive seen post that dealers charged over $100)


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