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Replace head light bulb on a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.

Replacing Headlights On A
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

And Replacing Front Turn Signal Bulbs

(Covers Model Years 2001 to 2008)

In This Article:

The headlight assembly is unbolted and slid forward. The headlamp wiring is disconnected and the retainer ring is removed so the bulb can be taken out.

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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)

Time Taken: About 20 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

This 2002 Dodge Caravan has three bolts attaching the headlamp assembly to the core support.

Headlight assembly on a 2002 Dodge minivan.

 

Removing headlight assembly bolts on a Dodge Caravan.

I used an 8mm (or 5/16") socket with ratchet to remove the three bolts just behind the headlight.

Then I slid the headlamp assembly forward.

 

I placed a towel under the headlamp to prevent scratching the paint on the bumper. Sliding headlight assembly forward, using a towel to protect the paint.

 

Disconnecting the wires from the headlight. I used a flat screwdriver to lift the tab on the end of the headlight bulb...

 

...and pulled the connector out of the bulb. Removing wires from Dodge Caravan headlight.

 

Removing headlight bulb retaining ring, Dodge minivan. Then I reached inside with my thumb and fingers, turned the retainer counter clock-wise...

 

...and removed it. Retainer ring, Dodge Caravan.

 

Removing head lamp bulb on a Dodge Caravan. I pulled the bulb straight back and out of the housing.

There are three notches on the bulb and housing, so it cannot be twisted and can only be installed in one position.

 

View of bulb and model number. Dodge Caravan headlight, 9007.

 

Removing The Front Turn Signal Bulb:

Removing turn signal bulb socket from headlight assembly, Dodge Caravan 2002. On the turn signal (or park lamp) bulb, I twisted the socket counter clock-wise...

 

...and removed it from the housing. Turn signal and park lamp being removed from assembly, Dodge.

 

Replacing amber turn signal bulb, Dodge minivan. To remove the bulb I pulled it straight out of the socket.

The turn signal-park lamp bulb is a number 3057 double-filament bulb.

 

I then slid the lamp assembly back into the support and bolted it back in. Dodge Grand Caravan headlight area.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • 8mm or 5/16" socket and ratchet 
  • Flat screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written June 4, 2009