Jeep Grand Cherokee OEM Headlight Bulb Replacement Guide

Jeep Grand Cherokee Chart

2020 Jeep Grand-cherokee ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low Beam
D3S
Fog Light Bulb Front
H11 LED
Headlight Bulb High Beam
H9
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
H11
Brake Light Bulb
3157R
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
7444NA
Parking Light Bulb
7444NA
Daytime Running Light Bulb
H11 LED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
7440A
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
2825
Stepwell Light Bulb
906
Back Up Light Bulb
921

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was first developed in 1983. It was not until 1993 that it was released following the completion of its development by Chrysler. It had a monocoque construction style that competed with the body-on-frame styling that was used by other SUVs. Currently, the mid-size luxury SUV is built in Detroit, Michigan.

When driving in unlit areas, it’s crucial to have headlights that function properly on your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Hazed, fogged or faded out headlights inhibit proper visibility.

This can be caused by the debris that hits your headlights whenever you’re driving on a daily basis. If you wish to replace your existing headlights or would like to upgrade the look on your Grand Cherokee, there are modern-day headlights models available, such as LED DRLs, fog lights, Bi-Xenon HID headlights and many more. Some have built-in halo rings and LEDs.

LED headlights perform better than factory halogen headlights. As such, they are more popular within the market as they offer the best option for a styling upgrade.

If well designed, they prevent flashing of other drivers and do not cause discomfort to oncoming traffic. The overall success of your lighting system depends on the quality of the product and installation.

Modern technicians are equipped with the best technological tools that ensure you have impeccable and long-lasting utility.

HID bulbs tend to lose their luminance after a period of time. However, there are great replacements available for your Jeep Grand Cherokee. These provide higher output and can be customized to provide cooler color temperatures and more style.

The best HID bulbs are those that combine quality and affordability. The “HB” series by CNLight is a great example. It comes with higher output, ECE and SAE approval and the right size as well as arc position. It also combines German quartz and American salts to enhance durability.

The color temperatures available include:
• 3000K – A pure yellow output best for fog lights.
• 4300K – an unrefined and slightly warm white color mostly found in factory HIDs.
• 5000K – a pure white that has no blue tint or warmth.
• 6000K – the most popular ice white color for LEDs.
• 8000K – a white color with the highest ice blue color temperature.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fourth generation (WK2; 2011–present)

In the fourth generation Grand Cherokee, headlight assemblies have been completely redesigned. Instead of separate sealed beam headlights, this vehicle has a singular composite light that serves both low and high beams.

The low beam is a halogen projector lens with a separate reflector assembly for the bulb. The high beam is a bi-xenon HID projector lens in its own housing.

Replacing either one requires access to the backside of each assembly in order to access screws that hold it into place.

This necessitates removal of multiple components, including windshield washer fluid tanks and covers, front fenders and splash shields, front bumper fascia cover plates, fog lamps, headlamp housings themselves.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Third generation (WK; 2005–2010)

The headlight assembly on a Jeep Grand Cherokee Third generation (WK; 2005–2010) is rather simple. The bulb is mounted in the front of the housing and attached to a motorized plastic lens that moves the light up and down to aim.

A common problem with these headlights is moisture intrusion through a gap between the lens and the case around it, which causes condensation inside both housings. Once this happens you will find yourself driving at night with no lights other than high beam, unless your Jeep Grand Cherokee’s third generation has an option for fog lights.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Second generation (WJ; 1999–2004)

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV and was first released by American automaker Chrysler in 1993. The second generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee went on sale in 1999 and remained almost unchanged until 2004, when it was replaced by the third generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK).

The headlight assembly is very easily accessible; it’s held to the truck with only 3 bolts (2x T30 Torx bolts on top, 1 Philips screw at bottom), has an integrated bulb carrier for easy replacement.

There are two bulbs included: low beam and high beam. If your car uses HIDs or LEDs as headlights, you can still use this guide to access them if they’re failed require replacement.

Aftermarket Light Bulbs: Upgrade Options

The 2017-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee came with the same lighting details as its predecessor. The only difference this time is that the High Beam comes with a new H9.

For the 2017 model, the D3S HIDs came as standard. These can be replaced with the new Osram D3S Cool Blue Boosts bulbs rated up to 7000K.

On the other hand, the standard H11 halogen projector lenses in other 2017 models can be ramped up with a pair of PWM anti-flicker modules. Other upgrade options include the H11 Philips White LED and H11 Philips Yellow LED.

To prevent error code issues and flickering, these can be accompanied by H11-specific PWM anti-flicker modules.

Installation & Diagrams

The detailed guide below covers the headlight replacement process for a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a burnt out headlight on the driver side.

• Open your vehicle’s hood. Find a 7mm hex bolt on top of the burn out headlight.
• Remove the bolt.
• Get to the fender side and pull out the headlight assembly.
• Twist the bulb in a counter-clockwise direction to remove it.
• Lift the socket clip with a flathead screwdriver to remove the bulb.
• Replace the existing bulb with a new one.

 

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9 thoughts on “Jeep Grand Cherokee OEM Headlight Bulb Replacement Guide”

    • i have a 2021 grand Cherokee with halogen ..want to replace low beam and fog which one crystler dealer has no idea even if the 2020 is the same does anyone know….

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    • The factory shop manual call’s for an H11. There is no mention of ( A or B lamp )I have just purchased a new 2019 JGC and a friend gave me a copy of the manual and purchased H11,H9 LED lamps and other than having to literally dismantling the front end to replace them , I am confident of the fit. Also it depends on the particular model JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE you have.

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  1. Ok, I got one for ya……my 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland has the HID for its lows, right….but there is no 9005 anywhere in my assembly! It’s got the HID’s, the 2504’s for the fog/driving lights and the 3157’s for the DRL’s, but no 9005’s!!! What am I missing here?

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