Grand Am

Incorrect head light Aim Because Head light Assembly not Installed Correctly on Pontiac Grand Am

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The head light aim may be out of adjustment after replacing one of the head light bulbs, This can be caused by the head light assembly not being correctly installed after bulb replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 102,688 (40,000–155,821)
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
25 people reported this problem
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headlight retaining and adjusting brackets break too easily- not fixed yet
Driver side headlight will not set tight after bulb change and just keeps slipping out of place.
same thing... and cannot get them to stay in one position
I had a headlight go out, bought a replacement bulb but 3people & myself couldn't figure how to change it. Later during an oil change I asked the guys if they wouldn't mind, but apparently they too had problems(although replaced it), cause assembly was broken, now it looks like my head light will fall out if wind blew just right(it does't tho) & improperly focused on road. How to fix this?
plastic retainer very fragile, tabs broken before removal, adjusting screws shattered when turning.
After replacing bulb the headlights on that side are aiming incorrectly - I will have to try to properly replace it.