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I need instructions on how to replace drivers side headlight bulb on 2005 Tucson, it's not easy to get to.

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Open hood, reach behind headlight. If necessary remove battery and coolant overflow tank.
Then reach in behind headlight. There will be a plastic ring on back of headlight. Turn counter clockwise and pull back and slide back out of the way. Then grab the headlight bulb, turn counter-clockwise and pull back to remove. Then unclip the wire harness from the bulb itself and reverse procedure to replace.

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First of all, the bulb you will need is probably going to be H-7. Just go to the auto parts store and find the bulb that says H-7 on it. Apparently you're not supposed to replace just one bulb. You should replace them both at the same time, so buy two bulbs ($27.00). Also, I needed a flathead screwdriver and a pair of latex gloves. Don't try to do this at nighttime. You will need plenty of light.

If you're replacing the driver's side light, you'll have to remove a plastic shield from above the light. Not a big deal. Use a philipshead screwdriver and a pair of pliars (gently!). Remove the black plug that goes into the back of the bulb by squeezing the sides and pulling. Then remove the black rubber boot that goes over it. The flathead screwdriver was helpful getting the boot off.

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Put the bulb with the black adapter thing into the headlight. You may have to fiddle with it a little bit. (You're still wearing your latex gloves, right?) It only goes one way. There's a little notch that fits into the ten o'clock position. (Just rotate the bulb in the headlight. You'll see where it fits in.)

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