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Cant get my hands to the bulb!!!

How do you get to the drivers side headlamp to change a bad bulb?

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Hiya
IF it's the headlight's light bulb you want to access to pull out old bulb and install new bulb, here it is:
The 3 bolts that secure the headlight body on the frame, also pull out the 4 black plastic clips that holds the grille-it's located on the top grille brackets (it's close to the top radiator area)
When you pull out the clips, gently pull the grille away from the top frame, then pull the headlight body away carefully to allow your hand to gain access behind the grille/headlamp body, find the wire that connects to the headlight bulb, use your fingers to feel the plastic 'collar ring' around the socket and twist it counterclockwise (just like unscrewing a lid off the jar) and pull the socket out with the bulb.
This space is tight for your fingers so it takes patient to get the job done.

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The instructions are in the owners manual. I could not figure it out at first either but I did both bulbs in 30 minutes start to finish

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Check and see if there are clips at the top of the light or at the back that slide out to realease the whole composite light assembly, if not you need to remove anything in the way at the back to get your hand in.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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    wyatt connolly Sep 15, 2008

    or you may also have to remove the entire light assembly, alot of the jeep trucks have the same problem on the driver side light assembly

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