Properly working headlights are a requirement for any vehicle on the road. This will keep you and other driver's safe while on the road. There are times when you need to replace a headlight assembly due to damage or electrical problems. You could simply want to change it because you want a different style of headlight assembly or lens. Whatever the case, the replacement and assembly of a new headlight for your Jaguar should only take a half hour or so to complete.
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Things you need
- Socket wrench set
- Headlight No. 068931
Turn the engine off and open the bonnet of your Jaguar XJS, and turn the engine off.
Remove the bolts that hold the front bumper cover on with a socket wrench. Pull the cover down a bit.
Remove the bolts that hold the old headlight assembly in place with a socket wrench. There should be two on the bottom and possibly one on each side, depending on what kind of headlight is currently in place.
Use pliers to pinch the headlamp washer hose clips as you pull back on the hose to disconnect it.
Grab the electrical wiring harness on the back of the headlight assembly, and pull it away from the assembly to disconnect it.
Remove the bolt from the headlight washer motor unit, and put the unit to the side. Pull the old headlight assembly out, and put it to the side.
Position your new headlight assembly where you just removed the old assembly.
Attach the bolt for the washer motor until snug.
Plug the wiring harness into the back by simply lining it up and pushing it into place firmly.
Use the pliers again to pinch the washer hose clips so you can slide the hose onto the new headlight assembly.
Attach the bolts that came with the new headlight to secure the assembly into place.
Put the bumper cover back into place, and attach the bolts you removed in Step 2. Close the bonnet when you are done.
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