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Old 01-11-2019, 10:34 PM
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Question about changing the headlight bulb. I read a thread about how you have to take the whole front end apart, but then I also found this video which shows them going through the wheel well like I have to on my Traverse. Conflicting info makes me unsure which is correct, any one do this through the wheel well?

https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2...ghts/headlight
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:52 PM
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I believe you need to remove the front fascia to change the WHOLE ASSEMBLY not simply the bulb
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Yep, you have to remove the front bumper and take the headlights off. Useful life of the bulb is like 20 years though.

Same with tail lights, only they have no bulbs. You actually have to replace the tail light assembly and throw the old one away.

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Their videos leave a lot out especially with battery replacement on the C7. I know on the C6 you could go in through the fenderwell to change the bulb without removing the front bumper
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That is crazy for just change a bulb.
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Good to know that the bulbs are supposed to last that long. Wouldn't want to have to change them out too often.
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Unless you own an Audi Q7. The head light led bar went out at 5 1/2 years and 55,000 miles at a cost of $1200
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