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Jeep Liberty Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the low / high beam, front turn signal & side marker bulbs in the headlights of a 2008-2012 Jeep Liberty.

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Jeep Liberty Headlight
Look Behind Headlight
Pry Out Red Lock Tab
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Jeep Liberty in replacing a burnt out combination low/high beam headlight, front turn signal or front side marker bulb.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge or Chrysler vehicles such as the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Grand Caravan, Nitro, Dart, Avenger, Challenger, Durango, Journey, Charger, Town & Country, 300, and 200 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their respective part numbers are as follows: High & Low Beam # H13 or 9008, Front Turn Signal # 3757A, and Front Side Marker Light Bulb # 168.

The only tool needed to replace any of the headlight bulbs is a standard flathead screwdriver.

Press Tab - Pull Off Plug
Low/High Beam Bulb
Remove Rubber Dust Cover
To replace the combination low & high beam bulb, open the hood and look behind the headlight assembly.

Locate the bright green headlight bulb power connector and pry out the red lock tab using the flathead screwdriver.

Then press down on the release tab and pull the power plug straight off the base of the bulb.

Pull the black rubber dust cap off the rear of the headlight housing and set it aside in a safe place.

Base of Low/High Bulb
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Pull Out Old Bulb
Rotate the base of the dual filament low / high beam headlight bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
Headlight Bulb Housing
Philips H13 12V 60/55W
Insert New H13 Bulb
Insert a new # H13 or 9008 bulb into the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Try to avoid getting the glass part of the new halogen bulb dirty by touching it with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel before installing it.

1/4 Turn Clockwise
Rubber Dust Boot
Replace Rubber Cover
Push the round black rubber dust cover on to the rear of the headlight housing until it sits flush all the way around.
Push On Power Connector
Push In Red Lock Button
Low/High Bulb Replaced
Push the power connector on to the base of the new low/high beam headlight bulb until it clicks in place. Slide the red lock tab forward to secure the power plug.
Test New Headlight Bulb
Turn Signal & Sidemarker
Turn Front Wheels
Turn on the headlights and flash the high beams to test the new bulb or bulbs.

To access the front turn signal and front side marker bulbs, first turn the steering wheel all the way to the opposite side of the burnt out bulb.

This will allow for more room to work behind the wheel well liner.


Wheel Well Liner
Pry Out Fastener Center
Center Piece Removed
The wheel well liner is held in place by three black plastic pop rivet fasteners.

Use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the small center piece of each pop rivet and remove it.

Then pry out the larger outer piece of the fastener.

Pull Out Pop Rivet
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3 Pop Rivets Removed
Set the three pop rivet fasteners aside in a safe place.

Pull back the wheel well liner to access the front turn signal and front side marker bulb sockets.

Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
Front Sidemarker Socket
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The front side marker light bulb socket is located at the side of the vehicle just past the wheel well liner.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

Pull Out Side Marker Bulb
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Pry Out Red Locking Tab
Pull the old # 168 miniature wedge base light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new one.

If necessary, you can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the number 158, 194, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED bulb.

(You may not need to disconnect the sidemarker bulb socket as I have done in the photos above and below.)

Disconnect Power Plug
Pull Out Old Bulb
Push In New # 168 Bulb
Insert the side marker bulb socket back into the housing at the side of the vehicle and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Turn Signal Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The bright green turn signal bulb socket is located at the front of the vehicle's bumper. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.
Pull Out Old Bulb
Push In New 3757A Bulb
Insert Bulb & Socket
Pull the old front turn signal bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 3757A (or "3757AK") bulb straight into the socket.

Insert the turn signal bulb socket back into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

1/4 Turn Clockwise
Test New Light Bulbs
Replace Wheel Well Liner
Turn on the headlights and activate the hazard signals to test the new front turn signal and/or front side marker lamps.
Insert Larger Outer Piece
Push In Center of Rivet
3 Fasteners Replaced
Replace the wheel well liner and insert the larger outer pieces of the three black plastic pop rivets.

Then push in the smaller center pieces of each pop rivet to secure them in place.

For more, check out my other Jeep Liberty Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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