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



chapter, Lutherville Timonium, MD, July 27, 2010, 10:30

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?

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    Visitor, July 27, 2010, 10:46

    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?

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    chapter, July 27, 2010, 11:12

    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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