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How to Replace Headlight Switch 98 Dodge Durango

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How to Replace Headlight Switch 98 Dodge Durango

Created on: 2010-12-28

This video will show you how to remove the dash panel to access and replace the headlight switch

  1. step 1 :Disconnect the battery
    • Pop the hood and locate your battery.
    • Use your 12 and 13 mm wrenches to disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. step 2 :Remove the headlight switch
    • Put your parking brake on.
    • Turn the key and pull your gear shift lever down.
    • Pry up the dash bezel.
    • Disconnect your fog light switch.
    • Set the dash trim bezel aside.
    • Remove the three Phillips screws securing the switch.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness.
    • Depress the tab to pull the plunger out.
    • Remove the screw at the back of the assembly and remove the mounting plate.
  3. step 3 :Install the new headlight switch.
    • Mount the new switch onto the mounting plate and secure with the Phillips screw.
    • Depress the tab and replace the bezel and plunger.
    • Plug in the wiring harness.
    • Secure the switch with the three screws.
    • Replace the dash trim bezel.
    • Connect the fog light switch and clip the trim down.
    • Return the shift lever to its parked position and turn the key off.
  4. step 4 :Reconnect the battery.
    • Use your two wrenches to connect the negative battery terminal.

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    12mm Socket

    13mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    12mm Wrench

    13mm Wrench

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Brought to you by, your source for quality auto replacement parts and the bets service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and 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. In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the headlight switch on this Dodge Durango. It's a 1998. Switch is the same for any '98 to '03. Only tools you'll need are a Philips screwdriver, a regular flat blade screwdriver and a small flat blade screwdriver as well as a couple millimeter wrenches to disconnect your battery.

Disconnect the negative battery cable. Should be a 12 millimeter wrench. As you can maybe see this is turning so I'm just going to hold that with a 13 millimeter wrench. Hold the steering will down. Make sure you have your parking break or the wheels choked. Turn the key on and hold your gear shift lever down and you'll just reach in behind to pull on this plate. It all comes out. Pull the bottom as well. Then you need to disconnect your fog light switch. You can pull it out some. There's a tab right here on the side. Push that. Disconnect and your trim plate comes right up and out. There are three Philips screws, here, here and then one here. Probably can't quite see it in the camera. You can kind of pull and shake it up a little bit till the harness comes out. You want to use a screwdriver to help you pry away the tab right here. Pry up. Another tab over here. Pry it up. Push it away. Then your switch comes off.

Here's our new switch. You can see we have to change over all this stuff, this little washer holding this plastic on. Use the tiny screwdriver. That broke which is not the worst thing in the world. Now there's a little button right here. Press that. Pull your plunger all the way out and press that button. The plunger should come out. It plunges out. Now, got a little bolt here. We just use a screwdriver to start. It comes off the rest of the way. We take our new switch right next to it. Do a little pushing. When you put the plunger back in, you just need to make sure that you push it all the way in so that it comes to a detensed. Even though it kind of broke up, it's okay. Now, you want to reconnect our harness. Just push it all back on. Now, we could push this in. Install our screws. Now we put our panel back in. Push it down. Plug the fog light harness in then you kind of want to get down in place. There's a whole bunch of hinges here that just kind of locate themselves into the dash. Be patient with it. You know you pretty much have it in place. Then push it right through. Put your vehicle back in park. Then you can turn the key back off. Put that back up and reconnect the battery and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 12mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench

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