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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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How to change front signal bulb ?

I'm tired of those ugly yellow bulbs. I'm gonna put LED bulbs instead. Just not able to figure out how to replace them.

The actual plug for the bulb is really (like really really) hard to reach. From what what I've try looks like I'll need to dislocate my wrist in order to reach it. Am I doing this the wrong way ?
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Nope. I still need help.
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I think step 7b was 'dislocate wrist', but they took it out.

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Are you serious?? You have to take the wheel off in order to change the bulb?? (That's not normal is it?)


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I have not personally looked at the vehicle in any way re: the turn signal light, that is only info pulled from the service manual.

So as of now I guess I have to say . Yes I am serious.


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What ?

Remove the wheel to change a stupid light bulb ? Screw that, I'll go with disclocating my wrist, arm and shoulder.
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You're welcome.
Since you're the keeper of all the Patriot schematics (thanks for that, btw...) have you run into anything else as silly as having to remove a wheel for a bulb?

Just curious.


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I've had my Patriot for 2 weeks now and in the first week my right front turn signal got killed while sitting in a parking lot. The replacement unit was $30 bucks, but I knew I was in for some fun changing it when the Owners Manual doesn't even have a section on changing the front turn signal bulb!
Thanks for the diagram Jim!

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I might be easier, albeit still as lame, to just remove the wheel liners. I have mine off running some wires and it would seem that everything is accessible from there. At least you wouldn't have to jack it up and remove the wheels.
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its going to flash very fast now if you change to leds

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You dont have to take off the wheels and tires. I just unscrewed the 3 screws with a socket wrench, and just reached in there and popped it out. I too changed to LED bulbs but BE CAREFUL which ones you pick cause most out right now suck. The bulbs dont blink faster because many of them have several led diodes, which equal up to enough volts as to not make your computer think the bulb is burned out. I didnt have any trouble removing them just by pulling back the wheel well liner, and im a big guy.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 01:34 PM
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way easy

Take the tire off? Just turn the wheel. There's one push connector that's hard to get to above the wheel, but otherwise removing the tire is pointless (and certainly a waste of time for a dirveway mechanic without a hoist).

I changed the light housing in about an hour. You'll need a long torqs screwdriver or a 1/4' socket with a torqs bit.
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Leave it to Chrysler to make a simple task impossible :P
This is why I'm gonna buy the LED housings and never worry about this.


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