How To Replace the Headlight Bulb on 2005–2010 Pontiac G6

By | January 7, 2022

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Replacing the Headlight Bulb on 2005–2010 Pontiac G6 falls into the DIY category.

It does require removing some bolts and inserts, so call a professional if in doubt.

The bulbs on the Pontiac G6 have the inside as High-Beam, and the middle is Low-Beam. The outer one is the running light.
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Tools and Parts Needed

  • 7mm Socket
  • Flat Head Screw Driver
  • New H-11 Headlight Bulb

Standard bulbs can be bought, or upgraded performance units can also be bought.

2005–2010 Pontiac G6 Headlight Bulb Type

  • New H11 Headlight Bulb

The 2005–2010 Pontiac G6 uses an H11 headlight bulb.

Example H11 Headlight Bulb on Amazon

When replacing any headlight bulb, be sure not to touch the bulb itself with your fingers, as oil from your hands can create a hot spot that shortens the life of the bulb.
 
How To Replace the Headlight Bulb on 2005–2010 Pontiac G6

  1. Using a 7mm Socket remove two bolts on the top of the headlight assembly.
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  3. Plastic tabs need to be removed that hold the front in place. The tabs can be removed with a flat head screwdriver and simply pop out.
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  5. The headlight assembly will now come out. There is a plastic clip on the outside that needs to go around before coming out.
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  7. The head light bulbs can be accessed under plastic caps.
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  9. Remove the wires and turn the bulb counterclockwise to remove it.
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  11. Insert the new bulb into the socket. Do not touch the bulb itself with your fingers, as it will create a hot spot that shortens the lifespan of the bulb.
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  13. Take a new bulb and insert it into the headlight hole and turn it clockwise. Then hook up the wire clip back into place.
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  15. Put the headlight assembly back into place and bolt it in. Insert the tabs that were removed.

Summary
It is not difficult to replace the headlight bulb on the 2005–2010 Pontiac G6 but call a friend or professional if in doubt.

Climates can age cars differently, which can affect bolts being rusted or other possible problems.

A vehicle that was in an accident may also have some type of unforeseen problem.

Remember not to touch the bulb itself with your hands as it will cause a hot spot that burns the bulb out faster than usual.

 




 

One thought on “How To Replace the Headlight Bulb on 2005–2010 Pontiac G6

  1. Gary Strickland

    I need to find out how to replace a 3 wire socket to a 2 wire low beam 2005 Pontiac G6. Thank you

    Reply

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