Clear visibility is one of the most important safety factors on the road. To protect yourself and other drivers, you must be able to see the road and other vehicles clearly. But over time, the headlight lamps grow weaker and eventually burn out.
In the worst cases, the headlight lens becomes yellow due to oxidation or breaks down due to impact. All these factors reduce visibility on the road, especially during the nighttime.
Dodge Charger headlight assembly replacement guide comprises all the details you need to know to counter such circumstances. If the stock headlight bulb or the assembly of your Dodge charger is out of order or is not up to the mark, you can use this guide for the Dodge Charger headlight assembly upgrade or replacement.
Aftermarket Light Bulbs: Upgrade Options
The stock halogen lights, even when new, do not provide enough visibility. Luckily, today we have many options if we want to choose a headlight lamp for your vehicle. You can choose from Dodge Charger Xenon lights, LEDs, and HIDs.
Besides, suppose you want a complete Dodge Charger headlight assembly replacement. In that case, you should go for OEM genuine factory product because it will be easier to install, and there will be no quality issues.
The best practice is to replace both the lights if you need a replacement. Changing both simultaneously means that both sides will have the same intensity, preventing one light from appearing brighter than the other.
Step by Step Guide to 2014 Dodge Charger Headlight Assembly Replacement:
Replacing headlight housing in the Dodge Charger might sound difficult, but in reality, it is very simple. You just need to have proper safety measures, tools, and patience.
Tools needed for Dodge Charger Headlight Kit Replacement:
- Sockets (7,8 and 10mm)
- Socket extension
- Panel popper or Flathead Screwdriver
- T-15 Torx screwdriver
- Headlight assembly replacement kit
The process of Headlight Assembly Upgrade:
The procedure is very straightforward, and there is no need for you to panic. The biggest hurdle in the process is to safely remove the grill. Removing the grill is necessary because there are some bolts that we cannot access without removing the bumper first. Do not throw the bolts and screws away after removing them because you will need them later. Follow these steps
Start from opening the hood.
The first thing you will see is 2 black-colored filler panels. Each filler panel is held in place by 5 pop-in clips. Remove these panels.
After removing the panels, remove the 4 plastic retainers that hold a fascia under the panels.
Next, move to the fender well and remove 2 plastic clips at its front side. Afterward pull the fender liner aside, and remove the 10mm bolt underneath it. Repeat this on the other side as well.
Remove six 7mm bolts holding the bumper underneath the vehicle. This will make the bumper grill lose, and you can easily pull it away.
Before pulling the bumper, if there are fog lamps on your vehicle, then disconnect the harnesses.
We can now remove the four 8mm bolts on the headlight bracket(2 on top and 2 on bottom) with the bumper removed to unmount the headlight assembly. Disconnect all the harnesses (low beam, high beam, and turn signal) before removing the headlight.
From the underside of the old headlight assembly, remove the bracket by removing 3 T15 Torx screws. This bracket must be transferred to the new assembly for it to fit perfectly in the bumper. Also, remove the side marker bulb from it and transfer it to the new headlight.
Connect the harnesses with the new assembly and place the headlight back in its position.
Put everything back to its place in the same way you removed it. You are done!