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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Headlight Replacement





Tools required:
  • Needle nose Pliers

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

  • 10mm socket/wrench OR an adjustable wrench


Step 1: Using the screwdriver, loosen, but DON'T REMOVE, the screw found just below the retaining bolts.

Step 2: Using the 10mm socket, remove the 2 mount/retaining bolts

Step 3: You can now remove the headlight assembly by pulling the outward facing side out and depressing the tab that holds the interior-side in place.

Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harness.

Step 5: Compare the "adjustment" post of the new light with that of the old light. This will ensure proper alignment.


NOTE: The following steps involve removing the bulbs/wiring harness from the assembly. If your replacement assembly includes all relevant parts, these following steps are not necessary. MOST REPLACEMENT PARTS FROM GO-PART.COM COME FULLY INTACT!

Step 6: Using the Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the screw, exposing the harness that attaches to the parking light.

Step 7: Disconnect the parking light harness.

Step 8: Using the needle nose pliers, squeeze the clip, unplugging the light.


Once you have unplugged the light, you can now remove the wiring harness and attach it to the new headlight assembly.

Step 9: Reconnect all of the wiring connections to the back of the headlight assembly.

Step 10: Feed all of the lights into their respective openings in the back of the headlight assembly. Turning them will lock them into place.

Step 11: Replace the retaining screw to complete the reconstruction of the lighting assembly.


NOTE: Step 11 concludes the "wiring transfer" steps that may not have been necessary if you had a complete replacement assembly. You may pick back up here if you ordered your complete part from GoPart.com.

Step 12: Reconnect the electrical wiring harness to the headlight assembly.

Step 13: Push the assembly into place.


Be sure that you insert the "tab" side first, as it helps to align the new assembly.

Step 14: Using the 10mm socket, replace all of the retaining bolts.

Step 15: Tighten the upper screw using the Phillips head screwdriver.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

Years 97-03, OEM #:19149891 - Partslink # GM2502170
Headlight Assembly With Bulbs
$38.95
Years 97-03, OEM #:19149893 - Partslink # GM2503170
Headlight Assembly With Bulbs
$38.95

These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998, 97 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Headlight Replacement Instructions
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