T&C headlight replacement help

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by harry, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. harry

    harry Guest

    Need someone to share experiences replacing the 1999 T&C passenger side
    headlight. Dealer quoted $500 for this job, I am no longer be able to
    afford it right after a $500 radiator replaced.

    Please provide service diagram if it is necessary/helpful.
    I found one headlight for as low as $180 on line, is it a reasonable price?

    harry, Oct 25, 2005
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  2. www.car-part.com shows a number of these for $100.

    A dumb question possibly since I don't own one of these vans, but are you
    sure you can't just get along with a replacement bulb for a while? I would
    also think that a local wrecker could supply you with an entire headlight
    assembly cheaper than the $100 I listed.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Oct 25, 2005
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  3. If you're on a really tight budget, find a good used one from
    www.car-part.com .
    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 25, 2005
  4. harry

    harry Guest

    The headlight assembly seems leaking pretty bad. Just replacing the bulb
    will not solve the problem...
    harry, Oct 25, 2005
  5. harry

    harry Guest

    I am not trying to save $80 or $100 here but I don't feel comfortable paying
    dealer $500 for that.
    Where can I find a service manual to do this job myself?
    harry, Oct 25, 2005
  6. harry

    David Guest

    If it is just the headlight assembly it is easy to do without a manual. I
    believe it is held on with two screws at the top. and you just wiggle and
    pull out. My 2003 was like that. And you had to take the assembly out to
    change the bulbs.
    David, Oct 26, 2005
  7. harry

    harry Guest

    Wondering why the dealer also quoted "right front marker lamp assembly"?
    I thought the 1999 has low/high and turn signal lights all in one assembly??
    I only see the headlight assembly fogged not the lights under it...
    harry, Oct 26, 2005
  8. harry

    David Guest

    It is one assembly.
    David, Oct 26, 2005
  9. www.techauthority.com for a brand-new factory service manual, or
    www.alldatadiy.com for a year's subscription to a compilation of
    factorylike service information online.

    Do not buy Chilton or Haynes books; they're worse than worthless.
    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 26, 2005
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