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have a 2008 tahoe need to know how to get font headlights ...

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have a 2008 tahoe need to know how to get font headlights out do u have to take whole grill off??
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  goodwrench9124 replied 8 years ago.

Hello, and welcome to JA!!! you dont need to pull grill out, but you do need to pull inner fender well out to gain access to the hidden bolts!!!! here is the instructions!!!

I hope this helps!!!

Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Left Side
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF


Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the appropriate tire and wheel assembly.


Left Side Front Wheelhouse Liner Screws (Qty: 4)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

2 N·m (18 lb in)


Left Side Front Wheelhouse Liner Plastic Retainers (Qty: 11)


Left Side Front Wheelhouse Liner

Before attempting to remove the wheelhouse liner remove any plastic retainers and/or bolts passing through or attached to the left side front wheelhouse liner.


Headlamp Replacement (Tahoe, Avalanche)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SF


Component Name

Preliminary Procedures

  1. Remove the 2 forward wheelhouse liner screws in order to access the hidden lower headlamp bolt.
  2. Open the hood.
  3. Remove the upper fascia bolts.
  4. Remove the lower rear fascia bolt from the support bracket.
  5. Loosen the 2 fascia to fender bolts from behind the wheelhouse liner.
  6. Pull the outboard end of the front fascia straight outboard until it disengages from the fender attachment bracket.
  7. Pull the fascia forward and downward to allow enough clearance to remove the headlamp assembly.
  8. Remove the 2 upper headlamp bolts.
  9. Grasp the headlamp at the upper inboard and lower outboard side and pull the headlamp forward to disengage the locating pins from the fender panel.
  10. Pull the outboard side of the headlamp forward until the locating pin is disengaged from the radiator support.
  11. Disconnect the electrical harness connector.


Headlamp Bolt


6 N·m (53 lb in)


Headlamp Bolts

6 N·m (53 lb in)


Forward Lamp Harness Electrical Connector


Headlamp Assembly

Upon re-assembly, align the locating tab along with the outer locating pins prior to applying inward pressure to the headlamp assembly.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
so what do i do about th lilttle plastic rivots or plasctic fastners will the metal screws hold the fend when i put it back in
Expert:  goodwrench9124 replied 8 years ago.
if you are refering to the black retainers, they are reusable, unless you break one, they can be bought at any gm dealer!!!
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yah whats the best way to pop those out just with a flathead?
Expert:  goodwrench9124 replied 8 years ago.

yes, you can use a flatbladed screw driver, or a pair of needle nose pliers work real well!!!

Pull outward to disengage the integral retainers.

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