Jeep Garage  - Jeep Forum

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum (
-   Technical Tips/DIY/How-To (
-   -   replacing headlight housing (

venusfan 02-15-2013 04:32 PM

replacing headlight housing
I searched so please don't scream at me but I want to change my headlight housing and put in projectors with hid but I cant seem to be able to remove the headlight. I removed the top bolt and the screw but I don't know how to get the third one on the bottom out. I removed my grill and I can feel behind on the lower right "pass side" that there is something like a screw/bolt. It is near impossible to remove that thing. Is there something I need to do otherwise to get the headlight out.. thanks..

akimball 02-15-2013 04:40 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
i took off the grille and front bumper so i didnt break any of the tabs. there is another bolt or two on the bottom of the headlight. some people reach up under and get it that way, but i just removed the bumper to be safe. only took like 10 mins to take it off.

venusfan 02-15-2013 04:53 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
I think I can always buy new bolts.. but is the bumper hard to take off. I'm currently searching how to remove the bumper right now.

akimball 02-15-2013 05:11 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
Remove grill.

3 pins top middle of bumper hidden by bottom of grill.
3 bolts under bumper bottom.
2-3 plastic rivets in each wheel well.

Then 7 or 8 mm bolt in each end of bumper going into fender.....look under and up where bumper meets fender in wheel well.

akimball 02-15-2013 05:15 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
found this too

venusfan 02-15-2013 06:03 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
Hey thanks, I'm checking another site and found this info.

#5 Remove the three screws (3) that secure the two
lower and the upper inboard lamp mounting
brackets to the front end sheet metal.

Does that mean the bumper needs to be off to remove the headlight because it said sheet metal and there is no sheet metal unless the bumper is off.

akimball 02-15-2013 07:14 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
um i didnt see any sheet metal... and you dont need another site for the info i just gave it all to you lol.

just give it a go... the bumper removal is so easy i think the first time i did it, it took me 20 mins now i can do it in like 10 or less. and im not that great with cars... so it is VERY EASY!

use the instructions i gave you and give it a try!

Gamma505 02-18-2013 05:11 AM

Re: replacing headlight housing
There are 2 10mm bolts on the bottom of the removed the outboard one which is easy to see, the other is barely visible but can be accessed lying under the side of the Jeep with the wheel turned outwards. You need a small 1/4" rachet with socket and with some patience you can, as I did, remove that bolt. The grill and top plastic cover(s) as well as the plastic (white) plug holding the headlight in place need removing obviously.

venusfan 02-25-2013 12:39 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
thanks all I'm going to try and do it soon when it gets warm enough as I only have an outside driveway to work on. Though if anyone in NYC I'll willing to shell out $100 to replace my headlights if you can do it for me.. thanks.

venusfan 04-20-2013 06:12 PM

Re: replacing headlight housing
Got them installed:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community