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Tank33
09-03-2008, 11:27 PM
Ok.

I picked up a LED bulb from customgrandam to put into my dome light.

I took the dome light off today, and I have spent over an HOUR trying to get it back on! It just will not go. There is a black plastic bracket that is above the headliner, that the dome light is suppose to snap onto, and when I push up to try and get it to snap in, the black plastic bracket just gets pushed up with it and it does not even make contact.

I ran a string through the bracket, and had a friend of mine hold that down very tightly, while I push the light up, so now the bracket does not move, but, there is just to much headliner material for me to get the light up far enough for that bracket to "click" into place.

Has anyone else ever had this trouble? How in the heck do you get that thing back on there securely?

cardude007617
09-03-2008, 11:32 PM
ugh i have this same problem, i want to see a response to this as well....

rustyballs_69
09-04-2008, 07:51 AM
I don't know if the grand am headliner is like the aleros but on my car there are two push things in the back of the headliner, holding it up. I pulled them out and stuck my arm up under the headliner to push down on the black bracket and pushed up on the light.

Tank33
09-04-2008, 01:05 PM
Have to do the 2 headliner clips at the rear like rustyballs_69 said, thanks for the tip rustyballs.

I took out those 2 clips, slipped my hand in there to hold the black piece down, and had it on in 2 seconds.

Now, can anyone tell me, where are the lower interior lights in the 04's?? I bought LED's for those too, but I cannot find them under the dash anywhere??

ProtonXX
01-01-2009, 12:41 PM
Anyone know where to find that black Piece of plastic? I have a 00 GA GT with moon roof & the plastic broke leaving my lights hanging from the ceiling now.

gm part #2261-5124 ( 22615124 )

PhantomLover007
01-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Check anyone that is parting out. You might be able to get one from Timka86. PM him.

Jbrinda18
01-01-2009, 05:45 PM
yea... that thing is the worst design possible. but yea you gotta stick your arm up there to hold it in place

PhantomLover007
01-01-2009, 05:48 PM
Try putting the switch for the sunroof back in... lol

Mine is still only half way in. Yeah. I had to do the same thing when I was looking into painting the dome light. I thought I was going to fock up the headliner.

Jbrinda18
01-01-2009, 06:07 PM
Now, can anyone tell me, where are the lower interior lights in the 04's?? I bought LED's for those too, but I cannot find them under the dash anywhere??

i think they stopped putting those in after 2002... i know mine doesn't have them and i have an 04. anyone else know for sure?

Jake
01-01-2009, 07:08 PM
i think they stopped putting those in after 2002... i know mine doesn't have them and i have an 04. anyone else know for sure?

I'm pretty sure that stopped in 2001 but I am not 100% sure.

PhantomLover007
01-01-2009, 07:18 PM
I have them in my GA.

K WeRd
01-01-2009, 07:18 PM
I'm pretty sure that stopped in 2001 but I am not 100% sure.

my 02 has the bracket.

Jake
01-01-2009, 07:23 PM
I have them in my GA.

my 02 has the bracket.

Well ok then lol

tenspeed
01-01-2009, 07:57 PM
My '02 SE doesn't have them.

PhantomLover007
01-01-2009, 08:00 PM
Option after a certain year maybe?

ioseida
01-03-2009, 11:57 PM
Yup those under dash light dnt exist if you got a 01 and up..i got a 01 gt and I dnt have them at all. oh n the dome light yup its a pain in the but I put it back with some plastic fishing sting..