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How to Replace Headlight Connector?

Are you looking for vlogs and articles from where you can learn how to replace headlight connector? Fortunately you came to the right place for your query. Here in this article we will be providing you a step by step guideline of replacing your headlight connector. 

Before hopping into the replacement process first let’s know what a headlight connector is.

Headlight Connector

The connector by which Headlights of a car or any vehicle get connected with the engine or power is known as a headlight connector.

Types of Headlight Connector

The types of headlight connector are actually based on the size of the bulbs. According to the size or the base of the bulbs the headlight connector is differentiated into various types. Such as HB3, HB4, H1, H3, H7, and H11. The single filament bulbs come in these sizes but dual filament bulbs are used in the H4 type. 

It is really important to match up the required size of the bulb with the connector. So before purchasing the connector you need to figure out the required size of the bulbs.

How to Replace Headlight Connector?

As we already know that there are different sizes of bulbs, we need to choose the required connector for you. 

How to replace headlight connector

Before jumping into the step by step guideline let check out first what tools and equipment you will be needing to replace a headlight connector. 

Things you will be needing:

  1. Socket wrench 
  2. Wire connectors 
  3. Splicers 
  4. Electrical tapes

Step by Step Guideline: How to Replace Headlight Connector?

If you are ready with the tools required, then follow this step by step guideline to replace your headlight connector with ease. 

  1.  Remove the negative terminal with your socket wrench.
  2. Please ensure the terminal is far enough away from the battery to prevent electric current from flowing through it.
  3. Remove the bulb from the socket and the socket from the headlamp.
  4. Cut the wires about 3 inches from the light fixture with your splicer.
  5. Remove about a quarter-inch of the wire coating by pulling it out.
  6. Splice the old wires to the new connection with the splicer.
  7. Color-code the wires and twist them together (take note of both the blue and red striped wires).
  8. Cover the wires with electrical tape.
  9. Reinstall the fixture and replace the bulb.
  10. Replace the negative terminal and test the light to see whether it works as it should.

Frequently Ask Question

1. How much does it cost to replace a headlight connector?

A customer’s average cost is commonly estimated to be between $25 and $30. On the other hand the cost of replacing a headlight socket, is determined on the location and the manufacturer. So it can be said that replacing a headlight connector is not expensive, rather it is reasonable in price for all sorts of customers.

2.  How do you fix a melted headlight connector?

The melted connection cannot be repaired. It has to be swapped out with a new one. A pigtail is the replacement item, and it may be found at any car parts store. Simply request a replacement headlight pigtail connector for your car.

3. How to check that the power is getting to the headlights?

  • To check if the power is getting to the headlights you need to use a test light.
  1. Remove the electrical connections from the light bulb.
  2. Activate the headlights.
  3. Put your test light to a decent ground and the power side of the connection terminal using the test light probe.

4. Does one fuse control both headlights?

The headlight fuse is the first and easiest component to inspect. There may be one or more fuses for the headlights, depending on how your headlight circuit is set up. If you locate a blown fuse, replace it to see if the problem goes away.

Final Words

You can now handle this operation like an expert since you know how to replace headlight connection and how to fix a damaged headlight connection. If you discover that your headlamp isn’t working properly, you now know that loose wiring might be the culprit.

Simply open up the fixture, tighten all of the cables, and test the light. If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to replace the complete headlamp connection. In such a scenario, all you have to do is follow the steps given above and you will see the procedure of replacing a headlight connector is very simple and easy. 

So we hope this article will help you out replacing your headlight connector without any help from the professionals. If you have any further questions or query, feel free to ask in our comment section below. 

Thank you.

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