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post #1 of 10 Old 01-16-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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How to change the driving light bulb?

I have to replace one of the driving light bulbs, and with about 30 inches of show on the ground here, the under side of the JK is a snow corroded dripping mess, so I figured I find out whats involved in doing it before I crawl under it.

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Buy a new 9145 bulb and take a look at it.
It will be fairly straight forward from there.
Twist out the old and unhook the plug; reverse the procedure to go back in.

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Thanks, yes I still have the dam in place, I'll asume I need to remove it to access the bulb? How does it come off??

Normally I wouldn't ask such a stupid question, but we have soo much snow here the underside of the JK is a complete mess when the wife comes home, the more informed/less time I have to spend on my back under it, the better.

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You should be able to reach it from behind the air dam then up. I just did it with the 2010. THANK Goodness you dont have a 2010, as it is a different and very expenive bulb only available at the dealer.

5 minutes as long as the air dam isnt holding a snowdrift.
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If you can get your hands in there, more power to ya. I couldn't. But I have huge hands.
The air dam comes off with the plastic rivits. Snips work faster...

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Thanks for the info guys, wish me luck, I have huge hands too (the wife never complains though, you know the saying "one big body part leads to another"), I got the bulb, if it isn't too Friggin' cold in the garage, I'll give it a shot tonight.

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Any update?

You can also get to the bulbs from the engine bay...

On the driver side you just unscrew the horn and flip it around.
You then have enough room to twist the bulb socket and replace it.
Put socket back in place, turn the horn back to the original spot and put screw back.

On the passenger side you unscrew the air box and something else just beside it (did it 2 years ago so I dont remember - maybe the power steering pump?), move the air box up (just unclip the rubber plugs at the bottom while pulling) and you can access the socket.
Put socket back, airbox back, pump back.
Done.

The factory service manual says to remove the grill, remove the entire light assembly, replace bulb, re-install and re-adjust the light.
LOTS of trouble for a 10 minutes job from the engine bay...

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Any update?

You can also get to the bulbs from the engine bay...

On the driver side you just unscrew the horn and flip it around.
You then have enough room to twist the bulb socket and replace it.
Put socket back in place, turn the horn back to the original spot and put screw back.

On the passenger side you unscrew the air box and something else just beside it (did it 2 years ago so I dont remember - maybe the power steering pump?), move the air box up (just unclip the rubber plugs at the bottom while pulling) and you can access the socket.
Put socket back, airbox back, pump back.
Done.

The factory service manual says to remove the grill, remove the entire light assembly, replace bulb, re-install and re-adjust the light.
LOTS of trouble for a 10 minutes job from the engine bay...

10-4.
I would assume he's talking about the fog light bulbs, sometimes referred to as "driving lights."

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Yeah it was a breeze once the air dam made it off the JK and into the dumpster

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