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RamTech 01-01-2010 03:04 PM

DS Body Headlamp Removal

<A xmlns=""> 1.Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.2.Remove the four plastic push-in fasteners (1) that secure the upper radiator seal to the grille support and both fender ledges.3.Remove the two plastic push-pin rivets (2) that secure the upper radiator seal to the radiator.4.Remove the upper radiator seal from the vehicle.

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NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the grille from the front of the vehicle to service the front lamp units. The illustration shows the grille removed only to assist in clearly identifying the locations of the front lamp unit mounting provisions. 5.Remove the screw (1) that secures the upper mounting tab of the front lamp unit (2) to the Front End Module (FEM) carrier (also known as the radiator closure) (4).6.Using a socket with a magnetic insert or with a small piece of butyl tape inserted, reach down between the grille and the FEM carrier to access, remove and retrieve the screw (3) that secures the lower mounting tab of the front lamp unit.

<A xmlns=""> 7.Remove the fastener that secures the tab at the bottom of the access panel (2) to the front of the front wheel house splash shield (1).

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NOTE: The illustration shows the back of right front lamp unit and slide lock with the slide lock in the locked position. 8.Reach through the access opening (1) of the wheel house splash shield and lift the slide lock (3) upward far enough to disengage it from the lock post (2) integral to the back of the front lamp unit housing (4).

<A xmlns=""> 9.From the front of the vehicle, grasp the outboard edge of the front lamp unit firmly and pull it straight forward to disengage the ball stud (1) from the plastic grommet in the FEM carrier.10.Pull the lamp away from the front of the vehicle far enough to access and disconnect the two wire harness connections from the park/turn signal bulb socket (4) and either the headlamp bulb (2) on vehicles with dual headlamps, or from the headlamp pigtail wire harness on vehicles with quad headlamps (not shown).11.Remove the front lamp unit from the vehicle.

Butter 11-24-2010 06:11 PM

RamTech thank you very much for posting this, I just replaced my headlight bulbs and without this illustration I would have been lost! The first one took a while but the second one was swapped in a matter of minutes.....Removing the grill may not be necessary but it makes things a lot easier!

KennyPowers 11-26-2010 12:47 PM

Sorry to thread jack, but can someone help me find a slide lock for the head light assembly? I snapped the one on the driver side when I removed my head lights a few weeks ago. :doh:

RamTech 11-26-2010 01:04 PM

Gonna be a dealer item. The part number is 68050777AA.

KennyPowers 11-26-2010 04:03 PM

Thanks. :smileup:

js1977 11-12-2011 09:12 PM

I wanted to add a few pictures to this to help out.

These are the tools you will need to make the job easier.
extension (really long one or a couple of short ones)
plastic rivet remover
magnet (metal tool retriever)
11mm socket

Then of course you'll remove the items in the order that it states above. It states that you don't need to remove the grill to be able to remove the headlights but TRUST me, you DO need to remove the top bolts holding the grill on. Once you remove these you can move the grill forward enough to get to the lower bolt holding the headlight on.

These are the four bolts to remove to loosen up the grill to make work easier.

These are the two bolts you will have to remove from the headlight.

This is a picture of the plastic tab that you'll have to push up/down to remove headlight and reinstall it as well.

This is the connector that is holding the headlight, just pull straight out and then start to pull while rotating the headlight towards the grill. It comes out easier that way.

Once headlight is out, disconnect these two items.

Then sit the headlight down on something sturdy and remove the two covers as shown below. disconnect the wires from the bulbs and rotate the bulbs to remove them. Now your ready to install the new bulbs and go in a reverse order to put everything back together. I hope this helps some...

Woolly11Ram 01-10-2012 12:38 PM

Thank you for the headlight HOW-TO it was very helpful installing my new lights today.

TexasHarleyBoy 03-13-2012 11:50 PM

Wow!!! Excellent feedback on this. Not to impressed with the way Dodge designed this, but VERY impressed with the knowledge of the Forumz members! Don't have any pics of my truck, but I'll try to get some soon. Thank y'all for the knowledge and the welcome wagon!

Copperhead Ram 02-18-2013 02:56 AM

Thanks for the info and diagrams.

GTyankee 02-18-2013 03:18 AM

I just bought a replacement headlight for my '09

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