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Searched the whole forum without success. Something fell off another vehicle and shattered the passenger side headlight on my wife's '06 JC. Bought the replacement from Jeep @ $237 (). Thought I could be a hero and save some money by replacing it myself only to realize that I have to take the engine apart to get it out. Not really, but on the serious side, it seems I have to take a lot of things apart to get it out.

Has anyone done this before? Do I have to take every body panel off to get this out? Ideas, thoughts, suggestions?
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Re: Replacing Headlight Assembly

Edited to add corrections from below post by Tyomad

To Remove The Headlamp assembly

Top cover:

1.Pull up from holes and slide rearward

Front Grille:

1.Pull 6 plugs across the top and tilt forward to remove

Bumper Cover/Fascia:

1.Pull 4 plugs and remove center screw across top/under grille
2.Cut 3 plastic rivets ahead of front wheel on side of headlight being replaced
3.Remove screw on each side at the corner of fascia into the fender
4. Remove clip (without breaking tongue) that connects fascia to blinker (accessible from behind fender, behind blinker)
5.Remove two screws at the bottom around the center of the fascia
6.Disconnect the fog light
7.Drop side of fascia

Headlamp:

3 screws and 1 pushpin

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Re: Replacing Headlight Assembly

Thx YB! 95% of what you had was right on for my model. They must have made some changes and I noted the differences below for future users driving an '06 JC. Pictures to follow.

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To Remove The Headlamp assembly

Top cover:

1.Pull up from holes and slide rearward

Front Grille:

1.Pull 6 plugs across the top and tilt forward to remove

Bumper Cover/Fascia:

1.Pull 3 plugs across the top/under grille
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyomad
1. Pull 4 plugs and remove center screw across top/under grille
2.Cut 3 plastic rivets ahead of each front wheel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyomad
2. Cut 3 plastic rivets ahead of front wheel on side of headlight being replaced
3.Remove screw on each side at the corner of fascia into the fender
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyomad
3. Remove clip (without breaking tongue) that connects fascia to blinker (accessible from behind fender, behind blinker)
4.Remove two screws at the bottom around the center of the fascia
5.Disconnect the fog lights and remove fascia

Headlamp:

3 screws and 1 pushpin

You might be able to get away with dropping the one side of the fascia, not sure.
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One side of fascia will drop without cutting the rivets on both sides (YEAH)
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Re: Replacing Headlight Assembly

I haven't changed a headlamp yet. I have a set of spares I want to mod for HID's. The info I posted was pieced from other places so it's good to get an accurate description now.
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Re: Replacing Headlight Assembly

Jesus! I changed the headlamps on my 2000 WJ when they became hopelessly clouded. Basically, you just wedge your fingers into the gap between the headlight and the fender and tug. It's held in by these little ball-ended plugs. No tools or disassembly required.

I hope nothing ever happens to the XK's headlights.


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Re: Replacing Headlight Assembly

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Jesus! I changed the headlamps on my 2000 WJ when they became hopelessly clouded. Basically, you just wedge your fingers into the gap between the headlight and the fender and tug. It's held in by these little ball-ended plugs. No tools or disassembly required.

I hope nothing ever happens to the XK's headlights.

I know what you mean, I just changed the ones on my WJ, I couldn't believe it was that easy.
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