How to Change the Instrument Panel Lights on a Jeep Cherokee

by Alibaster Smith
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The instrument panel lights on your Jeep Cherokee are small, low-wattage bulbs that illuminate the instrument panel from behind. Occasionally these lights burn out and must be replaced. You will typically purchase replacement lights from a Chrysler dealership, although some auto parts stores may carry the correct size bulbs you need. You must know the model year of your Cherokee to get the correct bulb.

Step 1

Open the hood of the Jeep Cherokee, and disconnect the negative battery cable. Loosen the nut on the cable clamp, using a socket wrench, and slide the clamp off the negative terminal.

Step 2

Use the screwdriver to twist out the two screws on the underside of the Cherokee's cowl on the instrument panel.

Step 3

Pull the cowl forward by hand, and remove the cowl trim.

Step 4

Remove the four screws holding the instrument panel in place.

Step 5

Slide the instrument panel forward.

Step 6

Remove the power connectors from the back of the instrument panel, and rotate the panel around.

Step 7

Remove the small lights that need to be changed by rotating them counterclockwise by hand and pulling them out the back of the instrument panel.

Step 8

Insert the new bulbs and reassemble the dash. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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