My front headlight is out again after 7 months. on 2005 Buick LaCrosse

The dealer did a full electrical check, replaced a relay, and a blown left front headlight 7 months ago. Now it is out again. Normal repair per this site $52 - $72. My cost $343. Can I replace it myself?

by in Lutherville Timonium, MD on July 27, 2010
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ANSWER by on July 27, 2010
The repair cost on this site of $52 - $72, is the cost that you should have to pay for someone else (dealer or independent) to do the work. If you paid $343 its probably more than just the headlight that you paid for, you mentioned a relay, that could add a lot. Replacing lamps and bulbs is much more complicated now than its ever been before. You could do it yourself, but its not going to be as simple as removing a few screws. You'll need to feel comfortable removing nylon fasteners without breaking them, and be ready to go for a long slog if things get hard. So, you'll kind of need to ask yourself, how mechanical are you?
COMMENT by on July 27, 2010
Thanks. The dealer said it is still under warranty - 12 mos/12,000 miles. So, I am taking it back to them.

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