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Old 05-04-2012, 03:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I had a dead car one cold morning and i couldn't bump start it. A pontiac pulled up and offered a boost, but he had never done it before... lifted the hood, no battery to be seen. After scratching out heads a while, he wished me good luck and drove off. It was a newer car, too... STUPID design.
if you think that pontiac's battery was placed stupid; you might want to stay away from early 2000 chryslers, some of their cars have the battery in the front wheel well(pull tire, pull inner fender, pull battery) or dodge magnums(battery is in the trunk).

most interesting one i've seen for light bulbs was my 92 98 olds; separate bracket for the head light assembly attached to the front cross member. Or chevy astro vans(those look like a pain to change).

jeep tj's 6 torx screws and one plug all plain to see.

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Chrysler's had them in the trunk on some rigs lately, and they've started putting some under the front seat.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I had a 2007 yaris .. to change the headlight bulbs start by removing the bumper ..
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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GM is VERY good at stuff like this. That's part of why I don't ever want to help friends work on GM products anymore.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nevyn ,
Ain't that the truth.

My GM vehicle requires the air filter assy to come out on the driver's side and the battery on the passenger side to replace the headlight bulbs.

Oddly , the tail light bulbs require no tools at all. Remove panel , unclip the housing and remove bulb.

That and the remote boot / trunk lock release are works of engineering genius especially compared the barbaric ironmogery associated with the headlights.

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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On my Grand Prix, remove one bolt ,slide the head light assembly forward, simple.
Its amazing the information you can find in the owners manual.

Tail lights have large plastic nuts no tools required.

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