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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2001-2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Headlight Assembly Replacement

Fits Years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005


Tools required:
  • 19mm socket/ratchet or tire iron

  • 7mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Jack/stands

  • Needle-nose pliers


Step 1: Lift the vehicle and using the tire iron (or 19mm socket), remove the front tire.

Step 2: Remove the retaining pin that holds the plastic panel in place.


This is located under the bumper. You can use a flathead screwdriver or needle-nose pliers for this step.

Step 3: Remove the four 7mm screws to fully remove the panel.

Step 4: Locate and remove the pins in the tire well that hold the protective panel in place.


Use the screwdriver to remove it.

Step 5: Remove the five 7mm bolts to fully remove the protective panel.

Step 6: Disconnect the electrical harnesses from the posterior of the headlight assembly.

Step 7: Remove the two 10mm nuts and four 10mm bolts that hold the assembly in place.

Step 8: You can now pull the headlight assembly from the vehicle.


NOTE: If you purchased your replacement headlight from Go-Parts, it may have all of the bulbs included, so you won't have to remove the bulbs from the old headlight assembly!

Step 9: Insert your new headlight assembly and connect the electrical harness.

Step 10: Secure the headlight assembly by tightening all of the 7mm retaining bolts.

Step 11: Reattach the protective panel, reversing your removal procedure.

Step 12: Replace the protective panel's retaining pins.

Step 13: Put your tire back on the vehicle.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Headlight Assembly Replacement Instructions
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