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Mercedes-Benz GL450 how do I change my low beam on a gl 450.

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how do I change my low beam on a gl 450. I have the bulb hanging out of the housing unit by two wires, but I cannot get it out of the socket. There seems to be no release. What do I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 6 years ago.

eurotec :

Hi, do you have Xenon or halogen lamps?

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

halogen I believe, how would I know? What are the Xenon?

eurotec :

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eurotec :

Is that what your bulb looks like?

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

yes

eurotec :

Ok, if you have it hanging out by the harness it just unplugs now.

eurotec :

It's hard to get it unplugged.

eurotec :

It helps to use a rag to hold the bulb and the plug

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

the wires are so short, hard to get leverage. do I turn it?

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

ok

eurotec :

There is very little room to work. The bulb just pushes into the electrical connector.

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

so, do I try to pull it straight out? or am I trying to turn it couter-clockwise?

eurotec :

Is the bulb still installed in the headlamp?

eurotec :

I thought you had it removed already but couldn't get the plug off the back.

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

I have it out of the housing, and it is just attached to the socket that has two wires running back to the housing.

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

that is exactly it

eurotec :

If you are looking at the light bulb and it just has the plug on the back then you just need to wiggle the plug off the bulb.

eurotec :

It's pretty tight

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

really, I can barely get my hand on the plug to hold it. so i just wiggle back and forth to get it off?

eurotec :

Yes, if you look at your new bulb or at the picture I gave you you will see that it just has two spade terminals that just push straight into the plug.

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

ok, I see it on your picture. I haven't picked a new on up yet.

JACUSTOMER-smkzv88u- :

Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.

eurotec :

You're welcome :-)

eurotec :

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