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Need to replace driver's side headlight in 2004 dodge SX2.0

The headlight has gone out on the driver's side front headlight. Do you have to remove the entire grill just to replace it?

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  • juneowens Dec 13, 2008


  • juneowens Dec 13, 2008

    The above works for the driver's side light but not the driver's side as Dodge in it's wisdom put an air filter assembley in front of the light so you can't get access to the bulb without removing the assembly. The manual also says to remove the front grill and then the light assembly will pull out and you can access the bulb that way. I think removing the air filter would be easier.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Driver side headlamp illuminates as a circle from the ground immediately in front of vehicle to about 10' in the air. Dealer says i need to adjust the headlamp. How do i do this?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I need to replace the headlight switch


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No. Just twist black locking retainer about half turn counterclockwise (left), remove it & wiggle bulb out. replace bulb without touching glass part of it which shortens the life if you do. Add a little vaseline to Orange O ring, to make it pop back in, after you make sure tabs on bulb are aligned with ones in the hole of housing. You may need to wiggle it back in too. Put retaining ring back on, turn clockwise until it locks, plug wire connector back in to back of bulb, until it snapps onto catch on bulb and your good to go.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 14, 2008

    I certainly don't remember all that on my 95' neon, but i guess that's progress, or engineering at it's best. I hate to say it, but that goes on in every industry, I guess to improve the economy. You get so frustrated trying to do things yourself now, that you end up paying someone else to get frustrated, and do it for you.?


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No, you can easily reach your hand behind without removing anything and the bulb can be removed and replaced. If your hand is too large then their are two screws on the top of the light assembly that once removed you can pull the hole assembly out and change the bulb

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