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How do I remove the headlight bezel on a 2008 GMC Acadia .

Customer Question

How do I remove the headlight bezel on a 2008 GMC Acadia . Just want to replace the low beam bulb.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dan replied 8 years ago.
Front Compartment Sight Shields Replacement (Acadia)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF
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Component Name

1

Front Compartment Front Sight Shield Plastic Retainer (Qty: 7)

2

Front Compartment Front Sight Shield

 

Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement (Front)
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Preliminary Procedure

Remove the tire/wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

1

Front Wheelhouse Liner Screw - Front (Qty: 10)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tighten
2.5 N·m (22 lb in)

2

Front Wheelhouse Liner Plastic Retainer - Front (Qty: 11)

3

Front Wheelhouse Liner - Front

Front Bumper Fascia Replacement (Acadia)
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Preliminary Procedures

  1. Remove the front compartment sight shields. Refer to Front Compartment Sight Shields Replacement .
  2. Remove the front wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement .

1

Front Fascia Screw (Qty: 2)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tip
Reach underneath the wheelhouse to access the bolts.

Tighten
2 N·m (18 lb in)

2

Front Fascia Retainer (Qty: 6)

3

Front Fascia Bracket Screw (Qty: 2)

Tighten
2 N·m (18 lb in)

4

Front Fascia

Procedure

  1. Drill out the license plate bracket rivets, if equipped.
  2. Disconnect any electrical connectors.
  3. Transfer parts as needed.
  4. Pull forward to remove the front bumper fascia.
Headlamp Replacement (Acadia)
Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF
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Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement.

1

Headlamp Screws (Qty: 4)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tighten
6 N·m (53 lb in)

2

Fender Brace Screw to Headlamp

Tighten
2 N·m (18 lb in)

3

Headlamp Horizontal and Vertical Adjustment Nuts (Qty: 2)

Procedure

  1. Set the cam adjusting nuts to the nominal setting of 6 turns off fully seated prior to installing the new headlamp assembly.
  2. Check the front bumper fascia to headlamp finish fit and adjust the cam nuts accordingly to achieve an even fit.

4

Headlamp Vertical Adjusting Bolt Bushing

5

Headlamp Assembly

Procedure

  1. Gently pull forward the headlamp assembly.
  2. Disconnect the forward lamp harness from the headlamp assembly electrical connector.
  3. Remove the headlamp from vehicle.