Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Pontiac Sunfire
DIY Projects

How do you change headlights on a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2013-11-05 23:28:46
2013-11-05 23:28:46

If you want to take out the light housing follow these instructions. There is also a helpful link in related links.

  • Remove the black plastic cover (flat head screw driver and needle nose pliers work well)
  • Use the screw driver to lift up the head of the black plastic bolts and then either pull them out by hand or with the needle nose pliers.
  • Note: make sure you take the entire plastic bolt out, there are two parts
  • Remove black plastic cover
  • Remove the two bolts/screws (2 for each headlight)
  • Carefully pull the headlight housing out
  • The bulbs will still be attached so be careful
  • Twist the light bulb socket (to the left) and pull it out.
  • Repeat the steps in reverse order if replacing just the housing

If you want to replace the bulbs:

  • Once the socket is out of the housing, gently pull the bulb out. You may want to use a rag/glove/towel in case bulb breaks.
  • Take a new bulb and (using rag/glove/towel) push the bulb back into the socket and then repeat the above steps in reverse.

Related Questions

User Avatar

how do you know when thermostat is bad in 19997 Pontiac sunfire

User Avatar

There is no distributor cap on a Pontiac sunfire, only a coil pack. coil pack is located on the back of the engine.

User Avatar

where the headlight's adjustments screws for a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire are located

User Avatar

A 1997 Pontiac Sunfire has an AC Filter located in the cabin. The filter can be found behind the glove compartment and is used replaceable.

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.