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: Headlight assembly


bmiestre
12-21-2008, 01:53 PM
Have to replace drivers side headlight assembly on 2008 patriot must I remove bumber to do this if not necessary any help would be great

jepstr67
12-21-2008, 05:34 PM
LAMP
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1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the fascia from the front of the vehicle. (Refer to 13 - FRAME AND BUMPERS/BUMPERS/FRONT FASCIA - REMOVAL).
3. Remove the three nuts (2) that secure the headlamp unit (1) mounting brackets to the three studs (3) on the front fender and front end support structure.
4. Pull the headlamp unit away from the front of the vehicle far enough to access the wiring connections on the back of the lamp housing.
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5. On domestic market vehicles only, disconnect the engine compartment wire harness (3) connector (4) from the headlamp bulb connector receptacle (2).
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6. On export market vehicles only, disconnect the engine compartment wire harness (6) connector (4) from the headlamp bulb terminals (2), the connector (7) from the position lamp connector receptacle (8), and the connector (5) from the headlamp leveling motor connector receptacle (3).
7. Remove the headlamp unit (1) from the vehicle.

jepstr67
12-21-2008, 05:36 PM
Facia
REMOVAL


Compass and Patriot
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1. Remove the fascia (2) to splash shield screws (1).
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2. Remove the lower fasteners (4) and disconnect the electrical connectors (2 and 3).

Patriot
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1. Remove the push pin fasteners (6) from the wheel wells.
2. Remove the screws (5) from the wheel wells.
3. Remove the screws (3).
4. Remove the push pin fasteners (1 and 2) and remove the fascia (4).

wwworth
12-21-2008, 06:55 PM
Do you have to replace the assy or just the bulb?

Mak001
12-21-2008, 07:52 PM
Not to be nebby, but if you are replacing the headlight housing as a whole, what are you doing with the original one? If its smashed or you dont have it all together thats fine, but if you have a faily decent one or one that has a cracked lens, I would love to have one to use as a prototype for my retrofit. let me know.

jepstr67
12-21-2008, 08:15 PM
I have a retrofit planned too. Substitution of a glass lens from a regular, traditional, Jeep sealed beam headlight at some point.

rdunlap
12-22-2008, 02:25 AM
Not to be nebby, but if you are replacing the headlight housing as a whole, what are you doing with the original one? If its smashed or you dont have it all together thats fine, but if you have a faily decent one or one that has a cracked lens, I would love to have one to use as a prototype for my retrofit. let me know.

what are you up to makrinos? :)

yes you will have to remove the entire front fascia. its a pain in the ass the first time but easy after that

bmiestre
12-25-2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks for the heads up