2002 Dodge Dakota Head Light

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DAN K.
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  • 2002 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 54,000 MILES
This may seam simple but how do I change the passenger side headlight? I can't seem to find a way to get to it and I don't want to take it to a garage just for a headlight, it's completely enclosed from the front, side and rear and underneath? Dan K.
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Sunday, September 19th, 2010 AT 6:54 AM

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REMOVAL

Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable
Fig.11 Headlamp


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Remove the bolts attaching headlamp to the inner fender panel.
Grasp the headlamp and firmly pull the headlamp to disengage it from the panel.
Disengage the connector from the headlamp bulb.
Separate bulb from headlamp.
Remove the bulb sockets from the front park/turn signal/side marker lamps.
Separate headlamp module from vehicle.
INSTALLATION

CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb glass with fingers or other oily surfaces. Reduced bulb life will result.

Install bulb sockets for the front park/turn signal/side marker lamps.
Engage the connector to the headlamp bulb.
Position headlamp in inner fender panel and firmly push headlamp inward to lock into place.
Install the bolts attaching headlamp to the panel.
Connect the battery negative cable

Headlamp Replacement

REMOVAL

Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable
Remove the headlamp assembly. (Refer to HEADLAMP UNIT - REMOVAL).
Remove the retaining ring holding the bulb to the headlamp.
Fig.10 Headlamp Bulb


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Pull the bulb socket from the headlamp.
Remove the bulb from the socket.
INSTALLATION

CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb glass with fingers or other oily surfaces. Reduced bulb life will result.

Position the bulb into the socket and push into place.
Position the bulb socket in the headlamp.
Install the retaining ring holding the bulb to the headlamp.
Install the headlamp assembly
Connect the battery negative cable
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Sunday, September 19th, 2010 AT 7:13 AM

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