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Headlight Change 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR

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The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs. Changing both headlight bulbs on your HHR at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. In some Chevrolets, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb (and vise versa). Some Chevrolets have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. If your HHR has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself.

When you change the headlight on your HHR, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb.

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Step by Step Instructions for your Chevrolet HHR

  1. This video demonstrates how to replace headlights in a 2009 Chevrolet HHR!
  2. Raise the hood of the car and turn the wheel of the car.
  3. Now that you have a good access to the bulb, remove the bolts and rivets holding in the lining of the housing
  4. Once this is done, you can pull of the lining of the housing and reach in to the bulb
  5. Take out the bulb assembly with the burnt out bulb
  6. Remove the bulb from the socket using the red and green tabs.
  7. You are almost done replacing the burnt headlight in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR.
  8. Now, click in a new bulb to the socket
  9. Once it's secure, return it to the inside of the car and close the lining back with the rivets and bolts.
  10. Shut the hood of the car and turn the wheel back.
  11. You completed the replacement process of the headlight in your 2009 Chevrolet HHR
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