Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Headlight Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Dakota
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering column cover and remove the instrument panel bezel. Two screws are hidden behind the steering column cover.
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  5. Remove the screws from the headlight switch bezel, pull the assembly out and disconnect the wiring.
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  7. Remove the nut retaining the bezel to the bracket. Depress the spring button on the right side of the switch and remove the headlight switch knob and stem.
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  9. Remove the spanner nut and remove the switch.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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1989-93 Pick-Ups and Ramchargers

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the map light.
  4.  
  5. Remove screws which attach the faceplate to the base panel. There is a screw below the heater-air conditioning control panel which is not visible from above.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the instrument panel switch mounting-1989-93 Pick-ups and Ramchargers

  1. If equipped with automatic transmission, place the shift lever in its lowest position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the faceplate by pulling the top edge rearward to clear the brow and pulling the bottom out, disengaging the attaching clips. If the vehicle is equipped with 4WD, disconnect the indicator wires.
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  5. Reach under the instrument panel, depress the spring button and remove the headlight switch knob.
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  7. Remove the wiper and power mirror switch knobs off their levers, if equipped.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Details of the headlight switch-1989-93 Pick-ups and Ramchargers

  1. Remove the bezel.
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  3. Remove the switch mounting nut from the panel, remove the switch and disconnect the wiring.
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To install:
  1. Connect the switch, install the switch to the panel and install the mounting nut.
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  3. Install the bezel.
  4.  
  5. Install the headlight stem and wiper and power mirror switch knobs, if removed.
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  7. Connect the 4WD indicator if equipped, install the cluster faceplate and map light.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable and check the switch for proper operation.
  10.  

1994-96 Pick-Ups

See Figures 3 and 4

  1. Remove the cluster bezel (as described in the instrument panel removal procedure).
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Fig. Fig. 3: The headlight switch is retained by 3 screws-1994-96 Pick-ups



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Fig. Fig. 4: Depress the button on the switch housing, then pull to remove the knob and stem-1994-96 Pick-ups

  1. Remove the switch retaining three screws. Remove the switch and bezel from the instrument panel.
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  3. Unplug the two harness connectors from the headlight switch.
  4.  
  5. Pull the headlight switch knob and stem out to its stop. Depress the button on the bottom of the switch housing, then pull to remove the knob and stem from the switch.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the knob and stem into the switch.
  2.  
  3. Plug in the harness connectors, then install the switch.
  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster bezel.
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