The Jeep Cherokee (XJ) is a compact SUV that was manufactured and marketed by Jeep from 1997 to 2001. Sharing the name of the original full-size SJ model, but without a traditional body-on-frame chassis, the XJ instead featured a light-weight unibody design.

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changing light bulb of corroded fog light

2001 jeep cherokee's fog light is not working. I took the screws out and realized it was corroded after water damage. How do I change my fog light despite the corrosion?

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I imagine you would install the light just as if there wasn't corrosion ;). But in all seriousness, does there appear to be damage? Are the screws rusted over and you can't get them loose?

Also, are you replacing just the bulb or the entire light?


The more i look at it the more i think the entire light needs to be changed out. I just contacted a salvage yard to see if i can find a "new" light. If i do find a new light I am hoping that it will be as easy as unpluging the one and plugging in the next...Do you know if it is as simple as that??


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I attached the directions for the removal of the fog lights. Does not look like a bad job. You can also download the lamp part of the service manual from here hope this helps, good luck

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