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How to replace the front directionsl light assembly

I need to change a cracked front directional light assembly (lens, etc.). How difficult is this?

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If you're reasonably handy, I'd put it at moderate-to-minor difficulty.

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How do I access the left front turn signal bulb?

prop open the hood, grab a straight-edge screwdriver or upholstery removal driver (seems to work better for me) and remove the small, round-headed clips that hold the plastic cover that spans the front of the car over the headlights, then remove the cover itself.
Now, with the cover off, look down directly at the headlight assembly - you'll notice a small rectangular **** cut out right where your headlight lens and signal lens meet.
Grab a long screwdriver and put it down that **** and there is a clip that holds the signal lens in place using the headlight assembly. Use the screwdriver to unclip the signal lens as you pull on the lens to get it loose from the headlight assembly. If you can't see the clip, just grab a flashlight and shine it down into the hold and you'll see it, it's a pretty big clip.
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Now with those two bolts removed, it's easy sailing - just pull up on the headlight assembly and out, and now you have easy access to the back of the headlight lens where you will now be able to see where the headlight plugs in.
Around the light is a black plastic locking piece that locks the lens in place - simply twist it off and the light can be taken out of the lens. There's also a blue clip that holds the light into the electrical socket, which can sometimes be a pain in the **** to get off, but just take your time - you don't want to break these parts 'cause they're expensive to replace!
After you have the blue clip off, you can now just take out the light, replace it with your new one (make sure you don't touch the bulb!), and reverse these directions to put the lenses back in properly, and repeat for the other side of the car.

Hope this helps! If you need clarification, just ask.

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  1. Open the hood to the 1999 Dodge Stratus.

  2. Locate the two headlight lens assembly retaining screws at the top of each side of the assembly.
  3. Remove each screw with the ratchet and a suitable socket.
  4. Place the screwdriver behind the lens assembly to assist in prying out the guide pins that secure and align the headlight assembly. Hold the lens assembly from the outside edge (marker light/directional light section) first and pry from behind with the screwdriver to unseat the guide pins. Pry from the inside end of the lens assembly to unseat the other guide pin.
  5. Pull the lens assembly out far enough to reach behind it and disconnect the headlight bulb wire harness from the back of the bulb. Or simply remove the bulb by twisting the harness and retaining ring counterclockwise and remove it as an assembly.
  6. Turn the marker light/directional light socket and wire counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight lens assembly.
  7. Remove the assembly from the front of the Stratus.

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All the instructions are in your car manual. Actually looks very difficult, but not really. Just go slow and allow about 20 minutes or more the first time you do this. My safety suggestion is that when you get to the point of pulling the light assembly out or forward, insert a thick towel between the headlight assembly and the chrome piece in front of it (the chrome piece with the Chevy bowtie that runs all across the front of the vehicle). If you do not, you will succeed in putting some pretty ugly scratches in the plastic lens.

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Fig. 8: . . . until the entire assembly is free of the body and access to the bulb socket is achieved


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How do you change a front side light bulb

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  1. Remove the one retaining screw from the upper corner of the lens.
  2. Tape the end of a pry tool, then carefully extract from the bottom of the lens in a rocking motion till the stud is loosened from the retainer.
  3. NOTE: Do not pry from the back of the lens, this will crack the lens or damage the paint.
  4. Pull the lens assembly straight out from the body towards the front of the vehicle.
  5. Twist and remove the wiring from the back of the lens.
  6. Twist the bulb and remove it from the socket.
Fig. 5: Once the bulb is removed, inspect the socket for corrosion 90916p10.jpg
To install:
  • Before installing a light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt. NOTE: Before installing the light bulb, note the positions of the two retaining pins on the bulb. They will likely be at different heights on the bulb, to ensure that the bulb is installed correctly. If, when installing the bulb, it does not turn easily, do not force it. Remove the bulb and rotate it 180 degrees from its former position, then reinsert it into the bulb socket.
  • Insert the light bulb into the socket and, while depressing the bulb, twist it 1/8 turn clockwise until the two pins on the light bulb are properly engaged in the socket.
  • To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it too is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct if necessary.
  • Install the socket and bulb assembly into the rear of the lens housing; otherwise, install the lens over the bulb.
  • Insert and secure the lens assembly into the body of the vehicle.
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