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post #1 of 10 Old 10-13-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Changing HID Bulb in a 08 Overland

My stock HID bulb is flickering,if it is the bulb any precautions I should take while replacing it? Just disconnect the battery?
Owners manual says take it to the dealer , and doesnt list the procedure as to how to remove/install.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-13-2012, 04:51 PM
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I don't think you need to disconnect the battery but you can if it will give you peace of mind. Look on the back side of the headlamp and you will see a large rubber cap, remove it. Then you will see the bulb. there will be a type of clip or latch you need to under to get the bulb free. There will also be a wire harness plugged into the bulb you need to disconnect. Once you have done all that the bulb will be free!

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-13-2012, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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OK thanks Omelet.I hadnt looked at the set up as Im away from home and bulb has been working with a little flickering for a couple days but went out last night.Have a bulb on order so should be able to get under the hood when I get home.Was hoping it would be like a halogen which it sounds like it is,
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Here's some of the warnings from the '08 WK FSM:

WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury, eye protection should be used when servicing any glass components.


WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury when working on the High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamp system, be certain to take the proper precautions. The headlamp switch must be in the OFF position. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. There is a risk of fatal injury caused by contact with high voltage used in the HID headlamps. There is a risk of explosion or fire caused by highly flammable materials in the vicinity of damaged HID lighting elements. There is a risk of injury caused by exposure to Ultra Violet (UV) light, a risk of burns caused by high component operating temperatures, a risk of mercury poisoning through glass splinters produced by bursting HID lighting elements. There is also a risk of poisoning caused by inhalation of mercury vapors and by toxic salts and mercury compounds being ingested or coming into contact with the skin. Do not come into contact with parts that are under high voltage. Persons with active electronic implants (e.g. heart pacemakers) must never work on HID headlamps. Wear insulated safety shoes, safety glasses and protective gloves. Remove flammable materials and ensure sufficient ventilation in the working area.


CAUTION: Do not contaminate the glass of halogen bulbs with fingerprints or allow contact with other possibly oily surfaces. Reduced bulb life will result.
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-16-2012, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Lee!
That's cool that Chrysler monitors the forum.I would think that disconnecting the battery would be the safe way to go!
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For those interested in doing this,it is as easy as replacing a halogen bulb.
1-Make sure light switch is in the off position
2-Disconnet Neg Batt lead
3- Remove rubber boot behind light assembly
4-Release clip holding in bulb
5-Free bulb and disconnect lead
6-Re-install in reverse
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-10-2013, 08:12 AM
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I might try replacing my bulb that's going out on my own as long as it's easy to reach from behind. I was afraid there might be an electrical charge that needed to be drained after the power was cut like with picture tubes in the older TV sets.
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Unless you have Andre the Giant type hands Bison,no worries.Easy.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-01-2013, 11:44 AM
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Would anyone have the part number for the bulb itself ?

My dealership service guy keeps telling me that I have to replace the whole projector at a cost of $358 + labour.

I think the bulb itself should be around $50

Any help on this matter would be appreciated.

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-01-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Here ya go rousguy.This is the exact model I got from Amazon.Color and intensity are a perfect match to the other original bulb.Should take 10-15 mins to do yourself.5 mins after youve done it once before.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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