'02 Stratus headlight bulb replacement

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by justlarry, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. justlarry

    justlarry Guest

    Am attempting to replace the headlight bulb on a 2002 Stratus. Followed
    instructions in the owner's manual...removed appropriate screws and plastic
    anchors, and gently pried the headlamp away from the fender to release
    another plastic anchor, but still cannot free the headlamp assembly away
    from the car. The assembly moves but seems to be caught on something around
    the fiberglass bumper. Afraid to put too much pressure in case I fubar

    Before I give up and go to the dealer, what am I doing wrong? Many thanks.
    justlarry, Dec 16, 2006
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  2. justlarry

    kmatheson Guest

    If the 2002 is similar to my 1998, gentle prying should snap the light
    housing loose from the
    housing mount. Once loose, it should be possible to pull the housing
    out far enough to
    rotate the socket to remove the bulb.

    I can't imagine what it would be getting hung up on.

    kmatheson, Dec 18, 2006
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  3. justlarry

    justlarry Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I finally gave up and took it to my back-up shop, who
    replaced the bulb (using the one I had purchased) and put everything back
    together for me. Didn't get to ask the mechanic exactly how he did it, or
    what magic tool he used to pry the headlight out of there. Anyway, it's
    good to go for now.
    justlarry, Dec 18, 2006
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