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Oldsmobile 98 Headlight Bulb Replacement costs $101 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1960 Oldsmobile 98V8-6.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$119.49Shop/Dealer Price$139.90 - $174.61
1960 Oldsmobile 98V8-6.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$124.53Shop/Dealer Price$146.26 - $184.79
1991 Oldsmobile 98V6-3.8LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$115.25Shop/Dealer Price$132.69 - $159.97
1979 Oldsmobile 98V8-5.7LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.75Shop/Dealer Price$165.71 - $216.17
1996 Oldsmobile 98V6-3.8LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$110.25Shop/Dealer Price$127.18 - $154.09
1989 Oldsmobile 98V6-3.8LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$110.47Shop/Dealer Price$125.53 - $151.15
1975 Oldsmobile 98V8-7.5LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$129.53Shop/Dealer Price$149.82 - $187.28
1979 Oldsmobile 98V8-5.7LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$123.13Shop/Dealer Price$144.91 - $185.51
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Headlight Bulb Replacement Service

What are headlight bulbs and how do they work?

Headlight bulbs are encased in a carefully designed housing that illuminates the roadways and makes your car visible to other drivers and pedestrians. They rely on the vehicle’s electrical system for power. There are many types of headlight bulbs in use today including sealed beams, halogen plug-in bulbs, LED (light emitting diode), and HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs. Some car models are sold with headlight options and a mechanic may rely on your car’s VIN to determine the type of headlight system in your vehicle.

All headlamps rely on reflectors in the lamp housing to focus the headlight bulbs. This allows the most useful pattern of light to be cast onto the roadway. Halogen bulbs have a gas that allows for additional light. HID bulbs use two electrodes within the bulb that charge the gas to produce the light. LED bulbs operate at a lower temperature and the light shown on the road tends to be lower than HID bulbs. All headlights are designed to provide a well lit driving path when natural sunlight is not enough.

When to replace headlight bulbs?

  • Bulb is blown out. All of the various headlight bulb types are replaced if the bulb itself has failed. This is the most common scenario.
  • Bulb has dimmed. Some bulb types, particularly halogen bulbs, will produce significantly less light output as the bulb filament ages from use. LED and HID lighting do not dim with age and thus are generally only serviced if the light source has failed.
  • Headlight circuit fails. Note that in some cases, the bulbs are not the underlying issue that leads to the need for replacements. Instead wiring to the bulb, terminal connections, bulb sockets, and system components could be the underlying problem.

How do mechanics replace headlight bulbs?

  • Halogen bulbs and sealed beams, which are generally modular plug in components, are accessible once the hood is raised.
  • The replacement procedure for LED and HID bulbs will depend on whether the light source itself is faulty or if it’s a component in the circuit. Removal procedures for sophisticated HID and LED systems vary by car model and mechanics follow the repair procedures in the factory service manual for your model.
  • For all bulb types, wiring and bulb sockets must be carefully inspected when replacing bulbs to ensure that the electrical connections are complete and secure.
  • Finally, the installed newly bulbs are turned on to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a headlight problem?

Headlights must always be fully functional after dusk to drive safely. Should your car have a failed headlight and is driven only when there is adequate daylight, you can put off the repair until it is convenient. Working headlights are required by law in throughout the U.S. whenever the car is used on public roads from sunset to sunrise and in many other specified conditions as well, such as when it is raining or when visibility is reduced due to smoke, fog, or other factors.

When replacing headlights keep in mind:

  • If a bulb does not have a visible filament that can inspected and tested, a mechanic might first test to see if there is power to the bulb. This is most applicable if your car has LED or HID lighting, which can fail if electronics in the circuit is faulty.
  • Halogen lamps and sealed beams should be replaced in pairs so that illumination levels are equal on both sides of the car.
  • Plastic lenses on many headlights degrade over time. Should there not be any issues with the bulbs, these can be replaced to restore your vehicle’s lighting system to a like new condition.
  • The condition of bulb sockets, the ground connection, fuses, and all components of the headlight circuit are important to proper and reliable functioning of the headlights and a mechanic should consider those aspects.

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Oldsmobile 98 - Oil Pressure Light is on - Houston, Texas
They just sent an email saying the mechanic is on his way. It is only 8:12 am! He is off to a good start. He is supposed to arrive between 9:00-9:30 am. He arrived well before that time! It was not 9:00 am yet! He did a diagnostic and he checked all the work I did. He said I did great work with everything I did. He said the car is very good shape. He said this car is indeed a runner! He checked everything. He checked all the fuses and relays too. He did a complete diagnostic too. He checked fuel pressure, oil pressure, and more. He found out what it was. It had nothing to do with oil pressure or anything. The fuel pump is going out. When he came the car started right up. He said they never go totally out. He said that is why it started when it did. He connected tools I do not have to the Ninety Eight. It is not getting any fuel pressure, and this is why it shut off all the times it did. He fixed one of the spark plug wires too. It was burnt. He jacked the Ninety Eight up and got underneath and checked the wires, the oil pressure sensor/switch and oil level sender for everything and the connections and made sure they have power and were installed correctly. He said the engine uses oil pressure along with the fuel pressure to start. The fuel pressure is non existent and that is why it would not start. After all of that, he looked at the Oldsmobile Toronado, my other car . He got the air conditioner to work again. He said the compressor bolt was loose and he tightened it up. He used this huge screw driver device and bent it back in place. He said the shims were loose and he bent them back. It cools just fine now. We turned it on and off several times testing it. He checked the pressure and it was filled with refrigerant. He checked the relays and the fan too. It was all fine. He said it is clear you take care of both of your cars. He said one thing I will not do is guess and I like to know what is indeed wrong. He said your cars are in good shape. He said you do not need valve cover gaskets. There is no leak. I booked him to return to install the fuel pump I need. I look forward to seeing him again soon in a few weeks. Today only cost me 70.00. That's it.

Kenny

26 years of experience
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Kenny
26 years of experience
Oldsmobile 98 - Oil Change - San Jose, California
Kenny was very informative and down to business. Diagnosed my problem, quickly ordered the parts,scheduled a time to come back, and provided the cost all in a few taps of his phone. I thought it was great having him roll up to my driveway and fix my car while I was in the comfort of my home. By the time i got inside I had an email with the invoice and new appointment.

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Edmar
20 years of experience
Oldsmobile 98 - Car is not starting - Carrollton, Texas
Edmar was very knowledgeable and helpful with his recommendations. I really like the Your Mechanic service offering thus far.

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Oldsmobile 98 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Tempe, Arizona
My original mechanic had to cancel, so Scott was able to show up within the next couple hours. He even showed up a little earlier than the original time, which was nice. It was quick, easy, and he was super friendly. I'll be looking for Scott again when I need repairs.

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