Headlight Burnt Out

Q: How difficult is it to replace a blown out headlight?

A: Most vehicles today have composite headlight bulbs. On cars that have composite headlights you do not replace the outer glass of the headlamp, just the bulb inside the casing. These bulbs are relatively easy to replace. Owner’s manuals will commonly explain how to replace headlights. To replace a composite headlight bulb you will need to pop open the hood, locate the bulb behind the headlight casing, turn the fastener that holds the bulb in place, unplug the old bulb, and install the new bulb. When installing the new bulb, do not touch the glass part. Oil from your hands may shorten the bulb’s life.