2007 Saturn Aura

Discussion in 'Saturn Aura' started by B Rabbie, Dec 15, 2006.

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    B Rabbie Guest

    Anyone have any clue what type of headlight bulbs they use and how to
    change one. The thing is so tight in there it looks damn near impossible.

    B Rabbie, Dec 15, 2006
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    Joshua Aaron Guest

    Here are pages straight out of the 07 Aura Owner's Manual:

    Bulb Replacement
    For the type of bulb to use, see Replacement
    Bulbs on page 344.
    For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this
    section, contact your retailer.
    Halogen Bulbs
    Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas
    inside and can burst if you drop or
    scratch the bulb. You or others could be
    injured. Be sure to read and follow the
    instructions on the bulb package.
    Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker,
    Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
    A. Turn Signal
    B. Stoplamp/Taillamp
    C. Backup Lamp
    D. Sidemarker
    If a stoplamp or a taillamp needs to be replaced,
    you will need to see your Saturn retailer.
    To replace a sidemarker lamp, turn signal lamp, or
    a back-up lamp, do the following:
    1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 102 for
    more information.
    2. Remove the convenience net, if the vehicle
    has one.
    3. Remove the wing nuts holding the trunk trim.
    4. Remove the three wing nuts, which hold the
    taillamp assembly, from inside the vehicle.
    5. Remove the taillamp assembly.
    6. Remove the wiring harness from the taillamp
    assembly by lifting the release tab.
    7. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to
    remove it.
    8. Pull the bulb from the socket.
    9. Install a new bulb.
    10. Reverse Steps 2 through 6 to reinstall the
    taillamp assembly.
    License Plate Lamp
    To replace the license plate lamp bulb, do the
    1. Remove the two screws holding the license
    plate lamp assembly to the fascia.
    2. Turn and pull the license plate lamp forward
    through the fascia opening.
    3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and
    pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
    4. Install the new bulb.
    5. Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall the
    lamp assembly.
    Replacement Bulbs
    Exterior Lamp Bulb Number
    Back-up Lamp 921
    License Plate Lamp and Rear
    Sidemarker Lamp 168
    Turn Signal Lamp 3156
    For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact
    your retailer.
    Joshua Aaron, Dec 15, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    Are these LEDs? Why would the dealer need to change these?
    SMS, Dec 17, 2006
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    B Rabbie Guest

    Thanks I read the manual, but it never said what type of bulb (9006 and
    H11). Apparently you have to take the bumper off to replace em though.

    B Rabbie, Dec 17, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    You're joking right?

    I heard that there was a Ford once where you had to drop the engine to
    change the headlights.
    SMS, Dec 18, 2006
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    Doug Miller Guest

    I think that's probably an urban legend, but according to a guy I knew who
    owned one, the factory-recommended procedure for changing spark plugs on a
    Chevy Monza with V-8 engine involved undoing the motor mounts and jacking the
    engine upward a couple inches. He decided "screw that" and drilled holes in
    the wheel wells so he could reach them with an extension bar from the outside.
    Doug Miller, Dec 18, 2006
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    NapalmHeart Guest

    I think you might be referring to the Mach I with the 351 Cleveland that
    required the engine to be lifted to change the spark plugs. Approx. 1970.

    Some did cut holes in the inner fenders to gain access.
    NapalmHeart, Dec 18, 2006
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    B Rabbie Guest

    That is what i read on a Saturn forum. One guy had to get one replaced
    on warranty and that is what they had to do. Was suggested to do that
    on my Acura RSX as well, but I managed not to have to. Stupid for just
    something so common.
    B Rabbie, Dec 18, 2006
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    Most people just left that spark plug in and changed 7, then jacked up the
    engine to get access on alternating change cycles. By the way, my girl
    friend at the time owned a 1979 and it had the infamous 268 cubic inch small
    block V-8! Really fast, but a PITA to tune up because of lack of access in
    the engine compartment!
    Bob Shuman, Dec 19, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    It's a real pain, as often when a light goes out you're not in a
    position to go to a dealer. It's often at night (duh) and often on a
    trip away from home. I remember having a headlight go out on a trip up
    to Lake Tahoe. It was about 10:00 at night. I stopped by a large
    supermarket (Raley's), bought a new sealed beam headlight, and installed
    it in about five minutes. It should be even easier these days, with not
    having to replace the whole thing, just the bulb.
    SMS, Dec 28, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    Hmm, did I jinx myself? I was up in Yosemite, and on Saturday 12/30 my
    relative who was up there with us told me that one of my headlights was
    out. I did whatever someone in that situation would do, I got a spare
    headlamp bulb out of the back, and installed it in about five minutes.
    The relative couldn't believe that someone would actually carry a spare
    headlight bulb with them on a long trip, while I feigned disbelief that
    anyone would _not_ carry one, "you're kidding, I've never met anyone
    that didn't carry a spare bulb--until now."
    SMS, Jan 2, 2007
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