Introduction

Here is a straight forward bulb replacement. Only requires the simplest of tools and is a quick fix.

Parts

Image 1/3: Open the hood. On top of the affected headlight assembly is a single 7mm hex bolt. Image 2/3: Remove the bolt Image 3/3: Remove the bolt
  • Here is a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a burned out driver side headlight bulb.

  • Open the hood. On top of the affected headlight assembly is a single 7mm hex bolt.

  • Remove the bolt

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Image 1/3: Grab the headlight assembly on the fender side, Image 2/3: as well as the grill side. Image 3/3: as well as the grill side.
  • Remove the bolt. It is approximately 6 inches long.

  • Grab the headlight assembly on the fender side,

  • as well as the grill side.

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Image 1/3: The light bulbs will now be accessible. Image 2/3: Remove the bulb by twisting it in a counter clockwise direction, then pulling it out of the headlight assembly. Image 3/3: Remove the bulb by twisting it in a counter clockwise direction, then pulling it out of the headlight assembly.
  • Then pull the assembly straight out

  • The light bulbs will now be accessible.

  • Remove the bulb by twisting it in a counter clockwise direction, then pulling it out of the headlight assembly.

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Image 1/2: Change the bulb and the result will be fully functional headlights. Image 2/2: Change the bulb and the result will be fully functional headlights.
  • Use a flathead screwdriver (or similar tool) to lift the socket clip of the tab on the bulb and remove the bulb.

  • Change the bulb and the result will be fully functional headlights.

What if the hex bolts won't come out? I think someone got to them before me and stripped them.

Michael Goodwin - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your headlight, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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guide made this an ABC REPLACEMENT

jamesparker1948 - Reply

Easy peasy. Thanks!

panther2360 - Reply

On my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, there was an extra screw that needed to be removed. I didn't notice it and, in trying to remove the headlight housing, broke the plastic housing that was held in place by that screw.

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