How do you replace the headlight bulb located on a 1998 Chevy Astro?
These are not sealed beams. I just replaced the bulbs and it's fairly straight forward. The low beam bulb is a #9006 and the high beam bulb is a #9005 Sylvania. This is an assembly that you need to take out first. It's 2 10 mm bolts on the top. Once those are removed, you can get a one that is on the left hand side. It holds the signal light I think. Once that bolt is removed, the little marker light or signal light pops out easily. In there you will see one more 10 mm bolt. Remove that and the whole assembly will be in your hand. There is a little metal plate that helps hold the bulb in place. You should be able to just turn the bulb to the side (either left or right depending on which bulb) and it pops out of it's socket. Pop the new one in and you're ready to bolt the assembly back onto the front of the van. It took me about 20 mins to figure it out and do it. I could probably do it in 10 the next time. Hope that helps.
I believe this is the case for all Astro and Safari vans 1996 and newer.
Hi, You have to remove the entire headlight assembly to get to the bulb, which is located in the back of the assembly. There are three wing nuts that hold the assembly in, and those will have to be removed. Then remove the side signal assembly first, then the headlight assembly. I have provided a link that shows exactly how this is done and where these wing nuts are. Good Luck
There are 2 hex shaped rods protruding from the top of the headlamp assembly. You can see these above the headlight after you open the hood. Just use a small socket (5/16" I believe) and unscrew these 2 rods and the headlight assembly can be removed . . . (it drops out of the front) . . . thereby exposing the headlight bulbs.
The headlights I know are on a 2001 Chevy Astro (Mine) there is a 10mm bolt holding the corner reflector on the body that gives you access to the lower bolt on either the left or right sides to remove the headlight assembly there are two 10mm bolts on the top of the assembly also to remove ;;the assembly then slides to the outside and tilt forward for replacement of the bulbs.