Introduction

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

Parts

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
  • 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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Remove the bolt. It is approximately 6 inches long. Grab the headlight assembly on the fender side, 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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