Changing both headlight bulbs on your Dakota at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. Screw the black ring back on clockwise, to the right to lock headlamp in place. We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car. Unscrew and remove air filter top, then detach air inlet tube short, L-shaped tube. Do your research before you add comments and embarrass yourself and don't overwork yourself. This ring holds the lightbulb in firm. Good look, it's actually very simple and quick Dec 11, 2010 Remove the single torx screw holding the parking lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly.
Now turn your head lights on check both high beam and low. I found the easiest way to do it was to stick the bulb in first, get it seated. Dec 28, 2010 yes, I just did the same, Don't try removing the tail lite itself, just lay on the ground reach your hand up there and turn the lite socket to realease and replace bulb. Tug and wiggle on the turn signal unit and it'll come loose. Put this rubber on to those two and you're all set.
Next there's a screw at the bottom corner of the headlight and you can see it right there, this is a T10 torque screw. Oil needs to be squirted on them and worked back and forth to avoid stripping the head. No tools required except maybe to unlock the L shaped pins. Before you undo the spring clip, attach a piece of fairly rigid plastic tubing about 6 inches long to the bulbs terminal. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs.
Remove the three screws on the top of the headlight assembly and pull it forward. You're just going to have to squeeze it and pull it out with your fingers. You can also go to a auto supply place like Autozone, and they will show you for nothing. To remove the bulb itself you will have to remove a small spring clip which holds it by pushing it towards the front of the vehicle and then push it to your right this should then fall away and let you remove the bulb. Looks just like the original. Remove bulb and try another bulb, if it does it again then you have a short in the socket or wiring to bulb. You can unplug the back of your headlight and now your headlights free to replace.
At first we thought we'd have to remove the battery, but it worked so much better by removing the headlamp itself. There is: replace the bulb itself, not the whole unit. The job is awkward and more touchy feely than seeing what you are doing, but it two bulbs can be changed in under an hour This varies slightly depending on what side you are changing. The first answer is correct, you do just remove the bulb fixture from the back of the headlamp. I'm going to remove that. No the thing is sealed.
Probably designed for Nevada not Nova Scotia. Not an auto repair expert? You'll see little plastic guides that the signal unit slides into- replace the unit and the tiny screw that holds it all in place. You'll see little plastic guides that the signal unit slides into- replace the unit and the tiny screw that holds it all in place. Once you remove the headlamp you have much easier access. Please feel free to call us toll free 888-844-3393. They fit under the headlight support frame. Yo … u have to replace the whole headlamp.
Turn the bulb holder and pull the bulb out. My husband had to use a longer socket thingee sorry to remove that bolt. Remove the three bolts holding the headlamp assembly. Its not a small clip. Put these ones on first. Mine is a 1996, but I'm sure it's the same.
Maybe you're replacing your headlights because they got taken out by a rock or you had a little incident or something but also you can really freshen up the front end of your truck as you can see here. If the bulb that needs replacing is on the driver's side you will need to remove the headlamp entirely. There it is and tighten it up. There are two on the top inside of the hood - these are obvious to see and one down further. Its not easy, if you don't know exactly how. Answer: A headlight replacement is primarily due to problems with the lens and the bulb. Posted on Jun 04, 2010 Hello i can assist you open your hood behind the head lamp lenses is a head lamp bulb socket twist it counter clock wise then remove the socket and bulb unplug your old bulb replace with your new bulb and replace the socket back and clock wise tighten.
There is a tab holding the tail lite in place even after you take out the screws and it can break, if it does your tail lite maynot go back on correclty. Then put the retaining clip over it, and twist it in. Remove the lamp from the wiring harness by releasing the two tabs on the top of the lamp. The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 2002 Dodge Dakota. There are two on the top inside of the hood - these are obvious to see and one down further.
You'll find three 10mm bolts that hold the headlight unit in. Be sure to use caution when handling the halogen bulb, use a clean rag or paper towel to avoid touching the bulb surface with your hands. I just used a small screwdriver to gently lift up the clip, then gently pull the wire and connector off the back of the bulb. Now these kind of teeth all have slots they go in and it is possible to put them in incorrectly but basically you push it up against the light and to the side against the light and slide it in and then it's in. Once you do that you can gently pry out the headlamp. So when dealing with the main beam pull out the side bulb and turn on the side lights.