They screw in from the rear. If you can't get to it you may have to take the light assy off.
The long way is the best way: You will need a medium Phillips screwdriver at minimum. A battery screwdriver/drill makes it faster. Needle nose pliers might help to resolve problems. There is no need to open the hood. Procedure:
1. From the orange side lamp take out the two screws hold it in, pull lamp away from frame. 2. Remove frame by taking out four screws, 1/near the grill in front, 2,3/ from the opening made by removing the side lamp, 4/the last from the bottom of the frame near the bumper. 3. Pull frame away exposing headlight. Remove four screws holding the bezel (thin metal frame around the headlight). 4. DO NOT turn the two adjustment screws, one on top in the middle between the two bezel screws, or the one the outer side. 5. The headlight then can be pulled away and disconnected. Connect new headlight. You may need to bend one or two of the three prongs to make it fit. Fit bezel to headlight, secure with four screws. Secure frame with three screws. Secure orange side lamp with two screws.
Problems: Screws may be rusted in place or break. Screws are easy to lose, put them in a container or other good place.
With a Phillips screwdriver undo only the two bottom screws on the bezel and carefully remove and secure them. Bend bezel upwards and away enough to remove headlight. Replace headlight. TRICKY part: You will definitely lose the two bezel screws UNLESS you stuff a paper towel or similar in the space below the holes to catch the screws if you miss getting it in. It would be best at this point to wait until you can do the full procedure at another time.
Otherwise, good luck!
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The 1996 Jeep Cherokee headlight relay switch can be found on the firewall in the engine compartment. The headlight relay switch will be on the drivers side of the firewall.
where is the security system located on a 1996 jeep grand Cherokee
It is built into the headlight switch.
Autozone.com has a listing for the headlight for a 96 Grand Cherokee, price listed is $95.99 u.s.
you have to take out the entier head light asambly
the relays are on the side on the drivers side beside the dash.
Need a special socket. They are located in the exaust manifold(s).
You have to replace the entire headlight assembly not just the cover.
you have to unscrew bulb from back of headlight ( twist then pull out), then the bulb is replaced and do the exact opposite to replace. There may be a small clip you can use a flat head screwdriver to help with this. Hope this helps.
Where is the windshield wiper relay located on a 1996 grand jeep Cherokee
you go in from the backside of the headlight assembly (under hood) it come out similar to the way we used to change tail light bulbs
in the gas tank attached to the fuel pump. Replace it with the pump.