How to Replace the Headlamp on a 2002 Jaguar

by Amanda Ballard Coates

In 1922, the Swallow Sidecar Company started production of the Jaguar --- a British high-end luxury car. Eighty years later and still popular, the 2002 Jaguar boasts all-wheel drive and a fuel efficiency of nearly 19 miles per gallon in the city. Driving a vehicle legally on the road requires headlights, which also allow you to see the road while driving in low light, in inclement weather or at night. You must change your headlights if they burn out or the light assembly allows moisture to seep in. When replacing a headlight in a 2002 Jaguar, you must replace the entire headlight assembly.

Step 1

Loosen and remove the bolts on the bumper cover of your 2002 Jaguar using a socket wrench. Slide the cover out of the way to access the headlights.

Step 2

Remove the bolts from the headlight assembly with the socket wrench. Pull the assembly up and out at the same time to remove it easily.

Step 3

Disconnect the windshield washer hose. Remove the clip on the headlight.

Step 4

Disconnect the wiring harness and the headlight washer motor unit. Remove the old headlight assembly unit.

Step 5

Replace the old headlight unit with a new headlight assembly. Follow the above steps in reverse to reconnecting all of the accessories. Reconnect the headlight washer motor unit to its previous position. Plug the wiring harness into the rear of the new headlight assembly.

Step 6

Replace the clip on the headlight. Reconnect the windshield washer hose with the bolts to its original location.

Step 7

Bolt down the headlight assembly. Slide the front bumper cover back into place, and tighten the bolts. Test the headlights to ensure they work properly before doing any night driving.

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