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Jeep Wrangler Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in a 4th generation 2018 to 2023 Jeep Wrangler.

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JL 2020 Wrangler
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Wheel Well Liner
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Unlock Pop Rivet
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the "JL" fourth generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) Jeep Wrangler SUV in changing a burnt out front turn signal light bulb located in the front bumper cover.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Grand Cherokee, Compass, Renegade, Gladiator, Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer, Charger, Challenger, Durango, RAM 1500, Promaster, 2500 and 3500 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement amber colored wedge base light bulb part number is 7444NA from various manufacturers such as Sylvania and Philips.

If you'd like to have brighter front turn signal lights, install some 7444NA LED units.

The tools needed to access and replace the light bulbs include a flat head screwdriver, a pop rivet removal tool and a 10mm socket with a 1/4" or 3/8" drive ratchet.

The first two steps are to move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out light bulb and locate the fasteners in the wheel well liner.

There is a black plastic pop rivet near the outer edge of the wheel well liner and a 10mm bolt closer to the inner edge of the tire.

Use a flat head screwdriver to pry out the center button of the pop rivet to unlock the fastener.



 

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Pry Out Base of Rivet
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Pop Rivet Removed
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Locate 10mm Bolt
Then use a pop rivet removal tool to pry out the base of the fastener.

Set the pop rivet aside in a safe place.

Locate the 10mm bolt situated further towards the inner edge of the wheel well liner.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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10mm Bolt Removed
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Pull Back Plastic Liner
Loosen the bolt by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with a 10mm socket and 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the 10mm bolt aside in a safe place.

Gently pull back the wheel well liner.

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Bulb Socket Exposed
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the front turn signal light bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Allow the bulb to cool off before touching it.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise
Push a new amber colored number 7444NA wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter front turn signal lights that will also last much longer before burning out, install some compatible replacement 7444NA LED units.

Push the new light bulb into the socket and wipe it clean.

If you leave any grease, oil or dirt on the new halogen bulb, it may cause a hot spot and lead to the bulb failing prematurely.

Reinsert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

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Bulb Socket Installed
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Reinsert Pop Rivet
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Spin In 10mm Bolt
Make sure the bulb socket is securely installed before moving on to the next steps.

Push the wheel well liner back into place.

Replace the plastic pop rivet and push in the center pin to lock it into place.

Spin in the 10mm bolt in the clockwise direction.

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Tighten Clockwise
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Liner Secured
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Test New Light Bulb
Tighten the 10mm bolt in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

To test the new front turn signal light bulbs, turn on the hazard signals.

Tip - If you installed LED bulbs and they don't work, try removing them from the socket, rotate them 180 degrees and push them back into the socket. Some brand of LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Be sure write down the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler DIY Maintenance Guides.
 

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