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Sorry if this seems like a simple question, but just looking for validation before I tear into my grill. I assume to change my driver side low beam headlight i’ll need to remove the battery and unbolt the headlight assembly from behind battery box/shelf.  I then assume there are some screws to remove the chrome bezel on the front of the headlight assembly to remove the actual headlight. Any tricks or tips to changing the headlight?  Any pictures of it disassembled?

 

Robert ROA # 15861

 

64 Regal Black w/ Standard Red interior

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Remove the "hood" from the affected headlight.  You'll see a retaining ring held on by some flat headed straight screws and a spring.  Remove the screws but don't remove the spring.  Lift the ring away from the bulb, pull the bulb away from the housing and unplug it.  Plug in the new bulb using the lugs on the back of the bulb to align it then reverse the process to put it back on. 

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What are you calling the “hood.”  Am I correct that I need to do this once I’ve unbolted both from the battery box?  

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There's no need to get into the engine compartment.

 

The "hoods", as you've identified, is actually a ring that is held on by a screw that is accessed from the front.  It's a long narrow special use Phillip's head screw so don't lose it; I think it's at the bottom. The top of the ring is held on by a clip.  The straight tip screws that hold the ring on are unique as well.   

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Ed’s correct. No need to get into the engine compartment.

 

 Each hood or headlamp surround/bezel/trim ring is held on by a long Phillips head screw at the bottom and clips in at the top. Hard to see the screw at first until you eyeball the lights at their level. Once the surround is off then the sealed beam is removed by removing a short screw on the retaining ring. A strong spring holds the ring also.  By just removing these and replacing the sealed beam, you won’t upset the headlamp aim.

 

I had this same thought as you when I went to change mine as part of the LHD to RHD headlamp conversion when I first got my ‘63. At first I thought that you had to get into the back of the grille. The headlamp rims all fit so neatly, that they look one piece.

 

Good luck

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

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IF you had a chassis manual you would not have had to even ask the question. THEY ARE INVALUABLE!!!!!

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