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To replace the headlight lamp on the drivers side

I'm confused and it's cold outside. I bought the replacement headlamp and was told there were pins on each side of the headlight assembly that needed to be pulled up to release the assembly to slide out so that you get better access. I do not see these pins only approx 7/16 inch bolts that appear would do the same. Like I said... it's cold outside and I don't have good light so will have to fumble my way as I was given a police warning this morning to have it fixed. Any help on how to do this the easiest way?

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  • rickpearsont Jan 07, 2009

    It's a 2004, yes, dodge stratus. Cool... wasn't really thinking that I would get any kind of response to this.

  • rickpearsont Jan 08, 2009

    Better answer than I got from Precision Tune.

    Thanks and got it done.

  • dannym49767 Mar 17, 2009

    someone have a diagram or picture of removing bolts or screws to remove bulb in a 2004 dodge stratus

  • jjshira May 11, 2010

    what kind of car? sounds like a dodge.

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Unbolt those two bolts and just wiggle it out. bottom of headlamp kinda hangs up on the bumper but the two bolts are all that need to come out

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