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I have a headlight out in my 2002 Dodge stratus. How can I ...

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I have a headlight out in my 2002 Dodge stratus. How can I change the headlight myself? And what type of light bulb do I need?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chrysler man replied 10 years ago.

It takes a halogen insert type bulb but you will have to remove the old one to determine which number.


  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the two retaining screws.
  3. Remove upper fascia retainers by prying under the head of the fasteners with a flat bladed tool.

  1. Remove headlamp unit from fender side first, then pull headlamp unit out.
  2. Disconnect the wiring harness from the bulbs.
  3. Remove the headlamp unit.


  1. Connect wire harness to the bulbs.
  2. Install headlamp unit.
  3. Install the retaining screws.
  4. Install upper fascia retainers.
  5. Connect the battery negative cable



CAUTION: Do not touch the glass of halogen bulbs with fingers or other possibly oily surface, reduced bulb life will result.

  1. Disconnect and isolate battery negative cable.
  2. Remove headlamp unit retaining screws.
  3. Remove headlamp unit to expose back of unit.
  4. Disconnect wire connector from back of headlamp bulb.
  5. Rotate retaining ring counterclockwise.
  6. Remove retaining ring.
  7. Pull headlamp bulb and remove from headlamp unit.


  1. Install headlamp bulb to the headlamp unit.
  2. Install headlamp bulb retaining ring.
  3. Rotate retaining ring clockwise.
  4. Connect wire connector to bulb.
  5. Install the headlamp unit
  6. Install headlamp unit retaining screws.
  7. Connect the battery negative cable.

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