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2008 DTS: CADALLIC THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL AMBER BULB DRIVER SIDE IS OUT

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I HAVE A 2008 DTS CADALLIC THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL AMBER BULB DRIVER SIDE IS OUT . HOW DO WE GET THE LIGHT ASSEMBY OFF TO REPLACE THE BULB . WOULD YOU KNOW THE REPLACEMENT NO. THANK YOU XXXXX
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  David H replied 3 years ago.
Do you mean the turn signal bulb in the headlamp assembly or the cornering lamp bulb in the cornering lamp assembly?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
ITS THE BULB ABOVE THE HEADLIGHT BULB IN THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBY.NOT THE CORNERING LAMP. THANK YOU R. B.
Expert:  David H replied 3 years ago.

You have to remove the front bumper fascia to access and remove the headlamp assembly.

 

 


Front Bumper Fascia Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF
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Component Name

Preliminary Procedures

  1. Remove the front compartment sight shield. Refer to Front Compartment Sight Shields Replacement .
  2. Remove the front air deflector. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Air Deflector Replacement

1

Front Fascia Retainer (Qty: 6)

2

Front Fascia Retainer (Qty: 6)

3

Front Fascia Bolt (Qty: 2)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tighten
10 N·m (89 lb in)

4

Front Fascia Nut (Qty: 2)

Tighten
10 N·m (89 lb in)

5

Front Fascia Cover

Tip
Disconnect the electrical connector.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I HAVE ONE PICTURE THAT SHOWES NO 1 . NO2 ETC. DOESENT SHOW I AM NOT CLEAR ON THE SIGHT SHIELD AND AIR DEFLLECTOR OR FASCIA.I GUESS THE WHOLE FRONT COMES OFF TGET TO THE LIGHT.DOES THE LIGHT ASSEM. COME APART EASY TO GET TO THE BULB THANKS R.B.
Expert:  David H replied 3 years ago.

Once the headlamp assembly is removed the turn signal bulb is removed with a 1/4 turn counter clockwise.Here are further instructions to remove the bulb.

 


Front Compartment Sight Shields Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SF

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Component Name

Fastener Tightening Specifications: Refer to Fastener Tightening Specifications .

1

Retainer, Radiator Support Sight Shield (Qty: 8)

2

Sight Shield, Radiator Support

 

 

 

 

 

 


Front Bumper Fascia Air Deflector Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedures

Remove the front air deflector.

1

Lower Air Deflector Retainer (Qty: 12)

2

Lower Air Deflector

 

 

 

 

 

 


High Intensity Discharge Headlamp Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SF

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Component Name

Caution: The high intensity discharge system produces high voltage and current. In order to reduce the risk of severe shocks and burns, the battery negative cable must be disconnected any time service work is being performed on or around the high intensity discharge system.

Caution: The high intensity discharge system produces high voltage and current. To reduce the risk of severe shocks and burns:

Never open the high intensity discharge system ballast or the arc tube assembly starter.
Never probe between the high intensity discharge system ballast output connector and the arc tube assembly.

 

Preliminary Procedure

  1. Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement .
  2. Remove the wheelhouse liner in order to access the rear headlamp assembly nut.

1

Headlamp Assembly Bolt (Qty: 3)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tip
Tighten the fasteners in sequence as shown.

Tighten
6 N·m (53 lb in)

2

Headlamp Assembly Nut

Tighten
6 N·m (53 lb in)

3

Headlamp Capsule Assembly

Tip
Pull outward on the housing in order to disconnect the electrical connection at the lower rear edge of the lamp.

4

Electrical Harness Connector

Tip
Disconnect the connector from the headlamp capsule assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Parking and Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SF

Callout

Component Name

Fastener Tightening Specifications: Refer to Fastener Tightening Specifications.

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the high intensity discharge lamp assembly. Refer to High Intensity Discharge Headlamp Replacement.

1

Directional Lamp Harness Socket

Tip
Turn the socket counterclockwise to remove from the headlamp composite.

2

Front Directional Lamp Bulb

Tip
Pull the directional lamp bulb straight from the lamp socket.

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I SEAM TO BE UNDERSTANDING BETTER YOU REFERTO PREFACE SECTION FASTENER TIGHTENING SPEC. I DO NOT HAVE THESE WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT THE BULB NO IS THANKS AGAIN R.B.YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB.
Expert:  David H replied 3 years ago.
The turn signal bulb is a standard 3157 bulb that can be purchased at most auto parts stores.The fastener tightening specs are not critical for that job.Just tighten fasteners until tight.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I NEED TO REVIEW THIS TOMARROW IF I EXCEPT THE ANSWER NOW CAN IASK A QUESTION LATER
Expert:  David H replied 3 years ago.
Yes you can ask me tomorrow on this same question even if you accept.
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