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How to replace HEADLIGHT (low beam bulb), passenger side.

I asked 2 Jeep service centers and I got two 2 different answers. One said that the bulb is "screw type" and can be removed from the back side of the headlight assembly. The other said that the whole headlight assembly has to removed to access the bulb, but since he was just an advisor, not the "guy who actually worked on it," he couldn't tell me how to do it!
Help would greatly be appreciated.

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Open the hood, and using a 7mm socket remove the long headlamp jackscrew 2nd from left. Grasp the headlight assembly on the upper inboard and lower outboard corners and wiggle and pull very firmly outward to disengage the 3 ball stud alignment posts from their sockets (be cautious of the sharp edges of the grille and fender areas surrounding the headlamp).
There is a bulb that plugs into a socket dirctly behind the headlight. In order to access it you must lift the hood. Next, you will have to remove the plastic ring that holds the socket in the rear of the headlight housing.
Twist the ring CCW (if you are facing the front of the vehicle)until it becomes loose and pull the socket and bulb through the hole. Then using a small flat tipped screwdriver lift out the little tab that holds the lightbulb on the socket and pull the bulb straight out from the socket. {Note: Pay Close Attention to the direction the plastic ring came out from, it is a pain to get back on if you don't. It will only go on one way...to hold the socket in place}

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