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Change the headlight bulb in a 2004 durango

There are two methods. 1.) It is possible to maneuver your hand to the lock ring on each headlight assemble from inside the engine compartment. You must work "blind" -- by feel only. The lock ring rotates 1/4 turn to unlock. On the side of the engine with the battery, you must remove the front portion of the plastic battery box. 2.) This method is much easier. Three bolts (one at the top, two on the bottom) that hold the headlight assembly to the vehicle. Look directly at theheadlight, and look in the gap between the top of the headlight and the vehicle fender, and also at the gap between the bottom of the headlight and the vehicle bumper. With the aid of a light, you should be able to see all three bolts. Using a socket and an extension to your ratchet, remove the bolts, pull out the headlight assembly, and remove the lock ring. TAKE CARE TO HANDLE THE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY GENTLY so as to not alter the setting of the headlight in respect to the headlight frame. By taking care, it will not be necessary to have the headlight(s) adjusted.

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replacing the headlights DIY


what country , lamps very by that.. (laws)
USA
the glove box operators guide covers this. lost?
gain access to rear of lamp assembly , unscrew lamp
put in new,
done.
now you ask me how do i gain access.
this varies by year. etc.
ok, i login to alldata.com and its all there. under lighting. USA !

  1. Open the hood, reach into the engine compartment and locate the lock ring supporting the bulb assembly.
  2. Rotate the lock ring 1/8 turn counterclockwise and pull the bulb straight out from the housing.
To install:
  1. Install a new bulb and position the bulb assembly in the lamp housing.
  2. Rotate the lock ring 1/8 turn clockwise to secure.

Dec 11, 2013 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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how do i fit a new headlight bulb on 1995 jeep cherokee


Check this details, from the Repair Manual...
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HEADLAMP BULB REMOVAL
(1) Lift hood to access lamps.
(2) Reach into engine compartment and locate lock ring supporting the headlamp bulb assembly.
(3) Rotate the lock ring 1/8 turn counterclockwise (Fig. 5).
(4) Pull the bulb (9004) straight out from the housing. This is a halogen bulb, take care not to touch it with your fingers.
(5) Replace by seating the assembly in the lamp housing and turning the lock ring 1/8 turn clockwise to secure.

Hope this helps.

Feb 27, 2013 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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how to install a headlight


Locate the headlight bulb in the engine compartment, in the rear of the headlight assembly. It has a wiring harness connector attached to it.

Remove the wiring harness connector from the bulb. Release the locking tab on the connector and pull it off the bulb. Lay it aside

Locate the locking ring on the back of the headlight assembly. Turn the lock ring 1/8 of a turn counterclockwise to release the lock from the headlight assembly. Remove the lock ring and set it in a safe place.Remove the headlight bulb from the headlight assembly, pulling it straight back toward the engine. Discard the old bulb, unless you are reusing the bulbs in the Jeep.Insert a new bulb into the headlight assembly. (Be careful not to touch the glass when handling the bulb. The oils from your hands can cause it to overheat and shatter.)Install the headlight lock ring onto the headlight assembly and turn it clockwise 1/8 of a turn to lock the bulb into the assembly. Connect the wiring harness connector to the new bulb, ensuring that it seats completely on the bulb.Move to the opposite headlight and repeat the process to replace the second bulb. Turn on the lights to verify they are working correctly.

Jan 13, 2011 | 1993 Jeep Cherokee Country

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removing and reinstalling a new headlight assembly in a 95 jeep grand cheerokee


LIGHTING Headlights REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Cherokee, Wagoneer and Comanche Models Fig. 1: Remove the top corner headlight bezel mounting screw 91076p12.jpg
Fig. 2: To access the turn signal bulb or headlight bezel mounting screws, remove the 2 turn signal housing retaining screws 91076p13.jpg
Fig. 3: After removing the turn signal housing from the headlight bezel, remove the 2 bezel mounting screws . . . 91076p27.jpg
Fig. 4: . . . then carefully pull the headlight bezel away from the headlight assembly 91076p11.jpg
Fig. 5: Remove the 4 headlight assembly retaining ring screws . . . 91076p07.jpg
Fig. 6: . . . then pull the retaining ring off of the headlight assembly 91076p06.jpg
Fig. 7: Pull the headlight assembly away from the vehicle just far enough to disengage the electrical connector from behind the headlight 91076p28.jpg
  1. Remove the headlamp bezel and retaining ring attaching screws. Remove the bezel and retaining ring.
  2. Pull the headlight out, disconnect the wire harness and remove the headlight from the vehicle.
  3. Install the headlight in the reverse order of removal.
Grand Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer Models
  1. Open the hood, reach into the engine compartment and locate the lock ring supporting the bulb assembly.
  2. Rotate the lock ring 1?8 turn counterclockwise and pull the bulb straight out from the housing. To install:
  3. Install a new bulb and position the bulb assembly in the lamp housing.
  4. Rotate the lock ring 1?8 turn clockwise to secure.
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The Grand Cherokee will have an assembly that is fastened with bolts and screws to the body.
Get the new assembly and compare to the old one to see where to unfasten the bolts and other fasteners to aid in removing quickly.

Oct 08, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How do i change the headlight bulb in a 2004 durango?


I know you posted awhile ago, but I hope maybe this could still help you. If you have a 2004 Durango it it second generation and I wouldn't recommend removing the entire assembly. Turn your wheel one way and then inside the wheel well is a plastic door you slide up and then out and you can reach right into the back of the headlight assembly. Turn the wheel and go to the other side. It's a pain, but it's a lot easier.

Dec 09, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Durango

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