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How to change the headlight assembly on 1998 Dodge Dakota

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Open the hood look where the lights are and on the engine bay side there is the headlight plugs going to the light, disconnect them then on the outside of the truck there is 3 bolts that hold the assembly in place, remove them and it should fall out

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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SOURCE: how to replace a headlight assembly

theres four screws that hold it in. alldata calls for .5 to replace so it shoud be easy good luck

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There are 3 machine bolts that hold the big white part of the head light to the truck. These bolts are black and I think 7/16 but not completely sure, maybe 12mm or so. You'll need sockets, ratchet and a really long extension. Two regular extensions won't reach the bottom one. You get to all three of them from the front of the truck straight in. Once those are out, the head light assembly pulls forward and can dangle from about 10-12 inches of extra wire. This is attached to the bulb harness. 1/3 of a turn and the wire and bulb come out of the head light. Pop the new bulb back in WITH GLOVES, do not touch those halogens. And put it back together. You can use peanut butter in a deep well or regular socket to hold the screws in to get them started, or the rag thing. 
It took me 14,607 hours to find these bolts and about 10 minutes to do the job! Hope it helps out! Unlike leser04, I did not have to take out the partking light.

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Do you have fuel?
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SOURCE: Headlights sometimes cut out on a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup

you may have a bad ground wire up by the head lights the ground spot should be with in a foot of one or the head ligghts

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Just need take off the screws; for details check the graphics and ilustrations in the Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee Service Manual

Hope helps (remember rated this) Good luck..

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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I found your solution at:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c15280071496
but www.autozone.com will want you to register (free) to obtain acces the their repair guide database.
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