Remove dome light cover: 1998 Saturn SL

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by xAnonymousxPosterx, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Solution: Push the entire unit (not just clear plastic cover) from the
    driver side toward the passenger side, then pull down.


    I was unable to remove the dome light cover in my 1998 Saturn SL.

    I searched through Google groups and came across a couple of other posts on
    the subject with no solution. I called one Saturn service center where they
    told me all you have to do is squeeze and pull. I called another and they
    said a "crochet-hook"-like tool is needed to remove it, by inserting it into
    the notch on the passenger side.

    I don't have such a tool, so I ended up breaking it. But now I think I know
    the solution.

    First, you cannot remove the clear plastic cover, as far as I can tell.
    Don't bother with the small notch on the passenger side of the cover. Trying
    to wedge that is how I broke mine.

    It appears that all you have to do is push the entire unit from the driver
    side, then pull down. The light bulb can be easily replaced from the other

    There are three hooks. Two on the passenger side, one larger one on the
    driver side. The passenger side hooks do not allow movement.

    So, I got the cover off. The bulb looks fine. While moving it around to
    check the circuit with my multi-meter, the light came on, but went off
    again. There was still voltage, so it may still be a bad bulb. I haven't
    gotten a new one yet.
    xAnonymousxPosterx, Feb 8, 2004
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