Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Headlights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Headlamp components



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the headlamp trim ring retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the headlamp trim ring



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the headlamp retaining ring screws



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the headlamp retaining ring



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Fig. Fig. 6: Pull out on the lamp and disconnect the wiring plug

  1. Remove the trim ring screws (usually 4), then remove the trim ring.
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  3. Remove the retaining ring screws (again, usually 4).
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  5. Pull out on the lamp and disconnect the wiring plug.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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AIMING



The headlights must be properly aimed to provide the best, safest road illumination. The lights should be checked for proper aim, and adjusted if necessary, after installing a new sealed beam unit or if the front end sheet metal has been replaced. Certain state and local authorities have requirements for headlight aiming and you should check these before adjusting.

The vehicle's fuel tank should be about half full when adjusting the headlights. Tires should be properly inflated, and if a heavy load is normally carried in the back of your Jeep, it should remain there.

Horizontal and vertical aiming of each sealed beam unit is provided by two adjusting screws, which move the mounting ring in the body against the tension of the coil spring. There is no adjustment for focus; this is done during headlight manufacture.

 
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