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How to Replace Corner Lights 97-04 Dodge Dakota

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How to Replace Corner Lights 97-04 Dodge Dakota

Created on: 2010-03-15

Need to replace the corner, parking, or turn signal light on your 97-04 Dodge Dakota? We'll show you how in this 1A video!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Parking Light
    • Pull the rubber lighting gasket off of its pins
    • Remove the T10 Torx screw at the bottom of the headlight
    • Pull the parking light out by hand
    • Twist the parking light bulbs
    • If necessary, replace the bulbs
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Parking Light
    • Insert the bulbs into the new parking light
    • Twist the bulbs in to secure them
    • Push the parking light up and to the side against the headlight
    • Make sure the parking light bracket teeth clip into place
    • Insert the T10 Torx Screw
    • Stretch the gasket back on to the pins
    • Close the hood slowly, while pushing the gasket in

Tools needed for replacement

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T10 Torx Driver

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

To remove the parking light, first we're going to take this gasket and just remove it from these pins here. Next, there's a screw at the bottom corner of the headlight, and you can see it right there. This is a T10 torx screw. We remove that. It may want to just stay in there. Here we go. Then once that screw is out, you can actually just take the park light and pull it. Then these untwist. Then, finally there is a little side marker over here. Then I twist, and it pulls out.

You can replace your signal light or you could service the bulbs if you need to. So if your parking light got hit by a rock or something, obviously you don't need any selling points; you need to replace it, but you can see, if you're replacing it -- I mean, maybe you bought one of these trucks used and you just want to brighten up a little bit. I mean, you can see, here's the new part from 1A Auto, here's the original one, clearer, brighter, and then the important things is everything is designed to install just like the original, so this would go on with no problem.

We're ready to put the parking light in, so all the bulbs will go in, and twist. Here, put these ones on first. Twist. Then these go in and twist, and then put the side marker in, and twist. These teeth all have slots they go in, and it is possible to put them incorrectly, but if basically you push it up against the light and to the side against the light, and slide it in, and then it's in. Now, we use our T10 Torx screw, and put it through there. There it is, and tighten up. Let's put this rubber onto those pins, and you're all set. Then, the first time you close the hood, you want to make sure you close it slow and push that gasket in, and then put the hood down, because the first time you close it, it may kind of flop out incorrectly.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T10 Torx Driver

1998 - 2003  Dodge  Durango
1998 - 2004  Dodge  Dakota
1997 - 2004  Dodge  Dakota

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