Changing both headlight bulbs on your Outlook at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. They are very aware of this problem in the Saturn Outlook line of vehicles among other vehicles they produce. Had a master mechanic look at it and he said it is the headlight harness. My vehicle has no front headlight - I have four children and need transportation large enough for 6 so we have to drive it unsafely without a headlight. When operating this vehicle during non-daylight hours or in times of poor visibility, drivers must have dependable exterior lighting fixtures. Our Saturn Outlook light bulb guides allow you to easily replace light bulbs, replace headlight bulb, change a broken lightbulb, install a hid headlight conversion or install led light bulbs instead of spending countless hours trying to figure out which light bulb sizes in your 2007 Saturn Outlook. To gain access to the headlamp bulb your suppose to remove the front bumper cover assembly, then the headlamp, but I have had some luck with just removing the plastic wheel liner that is with in the wheel opening and reaching up to the headlamp to get the bulb.
I have worked with electrical wiring for 30 years and believe the wire size is too small for the current that the headlight draws. The copper connecter was black and the surrounding black plastic brittle and misshapen. They replaced the head lamp ballast. I could not figure out how to change a simple part so I researched online and was able to successfully change the bulb. We tend to want the job done properly when someone else is doing the work for us, but we are willing to compromise when it is our own time, skinned knuckles, or frustration that is involved. After playing with the placement of the harness, I was able to get the light to work again.
It continuously goes on and off when I'm driving it. The wire used for the harness and connection at bulbs is very light gauge and repeatedly burns the wire, bulb, and melts the connector. There is a technical service bulletin concerning the defect Saturn tsb 09-08-42-004 stating that the harness should be replaced with the same harness, so the problem continues and nyogel gel should be used at the electrical connection point. The second time the passenger lamp went out I inspected it and found that the wiring harness had melted just below the retention cap. My passenger headlamp went out 2 weeks ago for the third time and today my drivers side headlamp went out for the second time.
I tried to take it into the shop once, but by then they had come back on. . Finally found it and replaced pass. If it is, they run a very high voltage. Was told by mechanic that harness for headlight had melted and needs replacing as well.
Your headlight bulb ensures clear vision in poor weather conditions or at night. I have replaced the bulb three times before noticing the melted connector as the head light assembly is only accessible through the wheel wells. I have repaired this same headlight 3-times and now it is out again. The current and the failure mileages were 65,000. One would go out and the other would stay on. A week later I noticed my passenger headlight out. The replacement parts are the same inadequate components that have failed in the past.
I purchased a new one and when I installed it, it did not work. I looked online and found out that this has happened to many people. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the driver side warning harness melted which caused the bulb to fail. Now the driver side headlight has stopped working so I am facing the same situation over again. I think factory warranty should fix this. This is a safety issue and should be addressed by our government owned company, General Motors.
The current mileage was 35,500 and the failure mileage was 34,000. The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 2007 Saturn Outlook. There are numerous reports of the same problem and gm needs to do something about it. While driving at unknown speeds, the passenger side head light failed. In some Saturns, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb and vise versa. I paid a hefty fee to had that repaired. Upon inspection, the old socket was clearly melted and had blackened burned areas on the wiring.
If there are shortcuts, there is a reason the manufacturer does not want them to be used. The contact replaced the headlamp on the passenger side. They could not recreate the problem and said the headlight was operational. The average car owner would have a difficult time just replacing the low beam lamp. The bulbs are both good. The light went out again.