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Headlight bulb replacement, 2002 is300 S/C

Looking for an easier way to replace the left headlight bulb without removing ECU box. Thanks
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Looking for an easier way to replace the left headlight bulb without removing ECU box. Thanks
Pull the bumper skin off and unbolt the headlight. That is the easiest way.

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Pull the bumper skin off and unbolt the headlight. That is the easiest way.
I agree with him. This is the easiest way. Time consuming but easy.
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Yep, the only sure way to replace the bulbs is to remove the bumper and headlight.
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Thanks guys, going to get on that in the morning.
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just a note to make sure its the bulb and not the ballast. I would hate for you to do all that and end up having a bad ballast and have to do it all again. I've seen that happen before.

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There’s a link YouTube on how to do it. Also so you can keep your headlights aligned after the job. I recommend doing both sides too if you can. I did one side and a few months later the other one followed.
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My first time replacing the HID bulbs was with the bumper still attached. It's a bitch due to lack of space & more time consuming than taking the bumper off. I've done it twice now. The bumper removal is a breeze. And it is highly recommended that you replace both HID bulbs at same time. (Coloring will be mismatched)
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