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Headlight Repairs and Installation Tips

Tips for DIY headlight repairs

While you drive your car, there must have been a situation when you felt that your headlight is not performing as it should! In such case, if you think that your car is not that old, and then its headlight must be perfect, then you must rethink about your thought. Even new cars may also need headlight repairs at a certain point of time.

For different types of problems like dim headlight, a burned bulb or something else, you will need headlight repair.

Tips for headlight repair

Getting to a mechanic can be always useful when you need headlight repairs, but there are certain things that can be done by you if you are a bit careful.

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Headlight Lens cleaning

Headlight Lens cleaning 2016


For cleaning the lens of the headlight first you need to identify if whether the lens is dirty from outside or inside. If it is cloudy from outside take some cleaning agent fit for headlights and cleans the lens. If the lens is dirty from inside you need to remove the seal and clean the headlight and then reposition it.  

Headlight Bulb replacement

Headlight Bulb replacement 2016


Even when your headlight blows you do not have to rush to a mechanic for headlight repairs. You can do it yourself if you follow the vehicle’s manual. You will come to know about the type of headlight, and also instructions that will help you replace the headlight bulb.

Headlight Minor repairs

As an amateur another headlight repair that can be tried by you is fixing the headlight if there are minor problems. For this you need to keep certain things handy like the headlight tape for sealing the broken areas. Fix them on the areas where there are cracks and your headlight can perform for some time.

Apart from repairing the headlight, you may also have to install it sometimes, here is how you can.

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Tips for installing a headlight harness

Installing Headlight Harness 2016

If you try yourself you can even follow the simple steps mentioned below to install a headlight harness. For this you have the choice of getting a pre-kit or build a new harness. The steps are as follows

  • First, you need to determine the type of headlight that has to be harnessed. A simple way is to get a pre-made kit, as these kits come with detailed directions. You will require two relays, male and female connectors and gauge wires.
  • If you are sure that the vehicle engine is cool then checks out the length of the harness. You may need to pass extra wire for completing the work.
  • The best way is that you follow the instructions provided in the manual. It will provide you with proper instructions that will help in installing the headlight.
  • After starting if you feel that you are confused then you must always take help from a professional mechanic.


 Final words

While you work out on fast headlight repair, keep in mind that you should always be careful. The engine may be hot sometimes or if you do some mistake there may be bigger problems. Thus you must always take assistance from a mechanic, especially for issues like aligning the headlights.

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  1. Sarah Smith says

    My headlights don’t work, and I need to get an auto electrician. Thanks for the advice about how you should get help from a mechanic for issues such as aligning headlights. Something else to consider is to get an electrician that is licensed and insured.

  2. Danni Black says

    I really like your tip about making sure that you know what type of headlight your car needs. One of mine just went out and I have been trying to fix it for the past few days. For some reason, I can’t see to figure it out! I am thinking about taking it in to get it fixed so I’ll have to keep these tips in mind for the future, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Trang Tran says

      Thank you. We will provide more useful information like this. Stay tuned

  4. Christian says

    What if the steering wheel is a bit stiff and the vehicle is vibrating what could be the problem

    1. Trang Tran says

      Thank you for contacting Car From Japan. However, we cannot answer your problem because there is many things we need to see at your car. I suggest you to bring the car to a local mechanical shop o solve your problem.

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