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New How To Video: Replace Your Fiero Headlights by BlackTopRacing
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We just finished a new video showing you step by step how to replace the H6054 halogen sealed beam headlight on your Fiero. Check out the video here:



We hope this is helpful for anyone doing restoration or maintenance on their 84-88 Fiero.
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We also made a 2-part review on the available LED headlights that are a direct swap-in replacement for the Fiero:



No cutting or splicing required. Follow the steps in the first video up above, and just drop in your favorite LED 5x7 headlight.
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Thanks for the video.... but man that is overkill! You do not need to remove the entire bucket assembly to change a headlamp. You can get to the screws easily from the side to remove the black plastic shroud, and then just remove the screws from the front for the silver surround that holds the lamp in place.

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Originally posted by JohnWPB:

Thanks for the video.... but man that is overkill! You do not need to remove the entire bucket assembly to change a headlamp. You can get to the screws easily from the side to remove the black plastic shroud, and then just remove the screws from the front for the silver surround that holds the lamp in place.


This.

The entire process only required removing 6 screws per side, and is easily done with the hood closed and the headlights in the up position.

EDIT: I'm throwing a "+" your way. Thanks for taking the time to make and post these videos.

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Do Not use this method!
1. There is no reason to remove the whole lift and bucket assembly.
2. Reinstalling them is harder then many think. The 4 "slotted" holes are slots for a reason. (ETA: 4 slotted hole to mount on studs on "firewall.")
Most don't bother and HL in up position is still low. Example my aiming section in my cave...

Bottom of HL is lower then the hood by ~1/2".
I haven't had time to fix this problem. You can fix most of that by moving 4 mount holes to bottom. Most people just use top of holes. I did because of time to fix motor issues. (weather at the time was getting bad.)

Even GM method in OM etc sucks but won't affect aiming etc. I've tried and is a pain to do that. Worse w/ one hand to use.

This method have been covered in my Cave, Headlights and PFF for Many years but only added pictures and long version in cave page today. This method Does Not affect bulb aiming etc.
Unplug HL Motor. <-- Very important for Gen 1 motors! Gen 2 doesn't care.
Unplug HL bulb.
Loosen the HL motor to unload the bucket.
Remove 1 bolt at the link connects to HL assembly. T30 bolt head

Carefully Flip up the HL assembly to remove the trim and HL chrome.

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Originally posted by JohnWPB:

Thanks for the video.... but man that is overkill! You do not need to remove the entire bucket assembly to change a headlamp. You can get to the screws easily from the side to remove the black plastic shroud, and then just remove the screws from the front for the silver surround that holds the lamp in place.


Hi John, you're right that you can take the headlight out the way you said, but I've seen people break their plastic shrouds around the headlights when trying to do it that way. Not saying you can't, but the way we showed in the video is definitely not difficult to do.

Also, we were trying to make a more informational video than just the quickest way to do it. Overkill is good for people who need help working on their cars. Also, this video shows (inadvertently) how to get to your motors in case they need to be replaced or rebuilt.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to pull my engine to change my oil either.
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Originally posted by theogre:

Do Not use this method!
1. There is no reason to remove the whole lift and bucket assembly.
2. Reinstalling them is harder then many think. The 4 "slotted" holes are slots for a reason. (ETA: 4 slotted hole to mount on studs on "firewall.")


Thanks for the feedback Ogre, but I must politely insist that there is nothing wrong with the method shown in our video. Removing the entire lift assembly allows you to clean the space under the headlight if you never have, and gives you an opportunity to do some minor restoring if your Fiero needs any attention in that area. Also if your headlight motors need to be worked on, this is an excellent time to give them some love.

True that there are more than 1 way to do this project, some may say that your method is also overkill as the folks above have already stated their preferred method that does work. And it should be noted that the method we used in the video is not very difficult to do at all. I think each side takes 10 minutes or less for the entire process, in and out.

I've personally removed Fiero headlights this way a dozen times or more without experiencing alignment issues. It's a non-issue if you're careful and take your time.

Best regards! Thanks again for the feedback.


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Originally posted by Formula88:

Thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to pull my engine to change my oil either.


That's a funny idea...

Believe it or not, this method is a lot easier than it looks. If you are new to working on your Fiero and need some help figuring it all out we hope this video is useful. It provides more information than just changing a headlight bulb. Now you know how to take the assembly out if need be among other things.
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Originally posted by Deabionni:


This.

The entire process only required removing 6 screws per side, and is easily done with the hood closed and the headlights in the up position.

EDIT: I'm throwing a "+" your way. Thanks for taking the time to make and post these videos.



Thanks a lot!
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You fine folks have been great to so many here and elsewhere. Always a plus.
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Thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to pull my engine to change my oil either.


actually, that may be a good idea. If you are having any problems with your motor, that would be a great time to take care of it. It will also afford you access to do some cleaning and detailing in that area


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Thanks Blacktop Racing for anything you are producing for our little cars, and your professionalism!

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actually, that may be a good idea. If you are having any problems with your motor, that would be a great time to take care of it. It will also afford you access to do some cleaning and detailing in that area



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