Question about 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I have a 95 grand cherokee and had to remove battery to get to headlight.just got this 2003 and of course the body is different.
No. You do not have to remove the battery. You remove the whole headlight from the Jeep. And you don't have to worry about messing up the headlight alignment. Alignment is not affected by the only screw that you remove.
One of the best sources of info on 1999 thru 2004 Jeeps is WWW.WJJEEPS.COM. For those that may not know the 1999 thru 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was designated by Jeep as the "WJ" chassis, hence the name of the website.
It has excellent removal instructions.
This image shows left side but the right side is the same.
1.) Open the hood
2.) Locate and remove the only screw holding the headlight in place.
(shown in the top right photo in the image above) It is located above and just to the rear of the headlight assembly. It is a very long bolt that reaches to the bottom of the headlight.
3.) Once you have the screw removed, grab the headlight and pop it straight off the Jeep. It is held in place by 3 snap connectors. (indicated by the red arrows in the bottom left photo in the image above) Use your hands. Do not use a screwdriver or something that may damage the fender of the headlight assembly. You may find it easier to pop one side of the headlight out first. I find it easier to pop the outer corner first. Don't be scared to jerk really hard and quick. You will not damage the headlight.
4) Once the headlight is popped out, locate the socket for the bulb you need to replace, and twist the socket to remove the bulb from the assembly.
5) Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure when you pop the headlight back on to the Jeep that all the connectors get snapped in properly.
I'm sure you know, but, when handling the new bulb do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your hand. The oils from your hand can cause the glass to fail prematurely due to the intense heat.
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
Testimonial: "thanks, that was on the spot!i made note of website."
The glove box , operators guide covers this,,, in most cars
seems its not , in the last free year published 2004
but is in the FSM, on mpage 8L-17
2003 WJ "lighting"
excerpt: this is step 1, (step 3 is bingo)
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
One long bolt at the top - requires a 7mm socket to remove the bolt. The light housing will pry out with a screw driver. There are three ball and socket type connectors that hold the housing in and I just pryed off the plastic housing carefully and "balls" pop out of the sockets. Finally, I was replacing the faded plastic housing and it came with a new wiring harness. It's impossible to reach the connector to use the new wiring harness that comes with the new plastic light housing. So just use the existing wiring harness with the new light assembly.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
remove the 7mm bolt in the centre top of lamp unit then with a big screwdriver just behind headlamp prise outwards quite firmly
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
had the same problem on my 92....check under the hood on the drivers side,towards the front,there is a "junction box" with all of the lighting wires connecting from the switches to the lights.My wires were all corroded inside,so I cleaned the ends and bought a new box from the local electronic supply store.The problem has not come back.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Hi, i have no idea if this will help you or not, but, on the 1997 grand cherokee, if you look at the headlight itself, look to the outer edge, over the top ontop of the headlight there is a white allen key hole, not sure on the size, this, basically is the up and down adjuster for the headlight, sorry if it doesn't help but i've just had to adjust mine, and thats where it is, the one towards the radiator is the in and out, it pushes or pulls the headlight offcentre
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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