So, here goes, changing a SQ headlap ...
TIME: 15 minutes a side (could be longer if you have rusted seized nuts/screws)
TOOLS: Philips or JIS Screwdriver, 10MM and 7MM nutdrivers
First, you need to remove the 5 screws that hold the black headlight surround in place. There's 2 to the inside, and 3 on the outside.
If your surround is all faded looking, now would be a good time to pick up some trim and bumper paint in a spray can and give them a fresh coat. I did mine a while back, so they still look good.
In order to get the lamp actually out, you need to remove the metal headlight cover. 4 screws, 2 on each side. You can use a screwdriver or a 10mm nut driver.
To get the lamp to come out, there is a silver metal trim ring around the lamp that holds it in place. I can't remember if I changed these bolts out for something different when I did my restore, but mine are a 7MM bolt. Like I said, I forget what OEM was, so you might have to grab something else. There's 2 up top, and 2 down below.
The 2 down below are definitely in a hard to reach place. If your car has decent pain and you don't want to ruin your header panel it might worth the extra minute to put a piece of painters tape on there to protect it before you go reaching in there with a tool.
Trim ring with the 4 bolts holding it in place removed.
Now, the lamp should pop out in your hand.
There's a three prong connector on the back. It might have been on there for a while so pry it off gently. (Sorry, didn't take a picture of that). Nonetheless, once that's off you have removed the headlight.
Grab your new one and reverse the process to put it all back together. NOTE: If you look you will also see two long threaded bolts - one above and one to the side. Those are for adjusting the up/down and left/right pitch. If your headlights are not aimed correctly, now would be a good time to mess with this too.
All back together. Now, go do the other side. It should go quicker b/c you know how to do it
Edited by techboy, 26 November 2018 - 05:00 PM.