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Headlight removal

Apologies if this has been posted twice by me, but i searched and couldnt find my post.

I have a 2006 Overland 3.0CRD, (UK). Can someone give me a how to on removing the headlight housing so i can replace the bulbs?

There is now way i can get behind the enclosure, just no space. So I am assuming that I have to remove the housing, remove the bulbs and replace.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:46 AM
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Re: Headlight removal

I don't know for sure but you may have to remove the bumper and grille. That's the case with my WJ. The light housing is held in place with knuckle joints and I just couldn't safely remove it without damaging the light or surrounding area. I'm sure others will chime in with help.

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:14 AM
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Re: Headlight removal

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I don't know for sure but you may have to remove the bumper and grille. That's the case with my WJ. The light housing is held in place with knuckle joints and I just couldn't safely remove it without damaging the light or surrounding area. I'm sure others will chime in with help.

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I have a feeling your right, the headlight housing is flush behind the grill. And from memory it also sit somewhat behind the wings.

God it cant be this hard.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:04 AM
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Re: Headlight removal

Oh yes it can. I took mine to the Jeep dealer initially to find out what bulbs went in it (needed new side light and two indicators for MOT). The guy in the parts dept. said he'd get someone to check the old bulbs for info for free. But he then came back after 15 minutes and said they would have to remove all this crap to gain access and at 84.75 an hour for labour, I said no ta! I got the bulbs free from them though.

Long story short, had an experienced mechanic friend do the work as I didn't have time and I wasn't doing all that in the dark after work. Took him an hour and half!

Other thing to note is that on some models the grille and bumper are one piece
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Re: Headlight removal

I got my headlight housings out on my 99 by removing the one long bolt that the head is right above the housing. Once that is done some gentle prying and that knuckle pops out and the whole housing should come out. It seems impossible but once you get the first one out the second is a breeze. Good luck!
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:16 AM
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Re: Headlight removal

Thats what I thought. I'd seen pics on wjjeeps.com and it seemed easy enough, but in the end I was too much of a coward to risk damaging my baby lol
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I have a 2006 Overland 3.0CRD, (UK). Can someone give me a how to on removing the headlight housing so i can replace the bulbs?
If you are just changing the bulbs they are accessible by simply removing the top headlamp "beauty" cover. The housing does not have to be removed.
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Took him an hour and half!
He must have taken an 85-minute break as it should have taken only a couple minutes per side to remove the WJ housing.
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Re: Headlight removal

like Milous said, you just simply pull off the top cover to access the bulbs. you might have to move the battery around the gain access to the driver's side low beam. at least i did because my hands were too big to reach the bulb. not sure where the export batteries are. here is a pic showing what you need to remove. you just lift up and they pop out.
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He must have taken an 85-minute break as it should have taken only a couple minutes per side to remove the WJ housing.
The lazy bugger! Well hopefully I'll be able to do all the work myself from now on.
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like Milous said, you just simply pull off the top cover to access the bulbs. you might have to move the battery around the gain access to the driver's side low beam. at least i did because my hands were too big to reach the bulb. not sure where the export batteries are. here is a pic showing what you need to remove. you just lift up and they pop out.
It just goes to show you. even the dealership said it would take a while because the front end would need to come off!
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like Milous said, you just simply pull off the top cover to access the bulbs. you might have to move the battery around the gain access to the driver's side low beam. at least i did because my hands were too big to reach the bulb. not sure where the export batteries are. here is a pic showing what you need to remove. you just lift up and they pop out.
Doesnt appear to any top cover on my headlights, (cant remember, at work atm). But i do remember a small circle hole with a screw\hex type thing. i tried to undo it but nothing happend. I hope i havent changed the manual headlight manual clasp.

Looking at your picture the layout of the engine compartment looks pretty similar, with the exception of the engine.
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