Introduction

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

Parts

  1. Here is a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a burned out driver side headlight bulb.
    • 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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  2. Remove the bolt. It is approximately 6 inches long.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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.

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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.

Steven Adams - Reply

You didn't notice it? I wouldn't have you working on my car if you're that careless.

FixIt -

Justin answer the question we don't want to hear rude comments just the answer geeh dude so abrasive to ppl. C wats up wit that

Sheila'Thompson -

@fixitorlistit there is no reason to be like that! You do not know who your audience is and there is nothing wrong with breaking things while trying to fix things. I suppose you never had a mishap fixing things and never broken anything.

oldturkey03 - Reply

Stop being rude an just answer the question we didn't ask to be put down but we need information every body ain't savy on vehicle repairs don't be doing that telling ppl what u wudnt let them work on we didn't ask that. Ok

Sheila'Thompson -

So true I feel the same way about the way you put it

Sheila'Thompson -

You said that beautifully than he needed it

Sheila'Thompson -

What kind ( name) is the bulb socket 2002 model is it h7 h4 or hb4/9006 I want to put zener gas bulb thanks Boetie

Boetie Engelbrecht - Reply

There is a beam adjustment scree that was holding me up from removing the headlamp. It can be accessed through the hole at the top of the assembly behind a 7 mm bolt.

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