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does any one know how to change the headlight bulbs on a non hid 300c and if so can you describe it to me in detail.
 

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SEDAN
1. Place the center high mounted stop lamp (2) into
position at the bottom of the backlite.
2. Install and tighten the mounting fasteners (3).
3. Connect the electrical connector (1).
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4. Install the rear shelf trim (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/
REAR SHELF TRIM PANEL - INSTALLATION).
5. Connect the battery negative cable.
WAGON
1. Place the CHMSL on the spoiler (1) and install and
tighten the mounting fasteners.
2. Install the spoiler (Refer to 23 - BODY/EXTERIOR/
SPOILER - INSTALLATION).
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FOG LAMP UNIT
REMOVAL
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Open hood and remove the upper radiator closeout
panel (2 and 4).
3. Remove the six upper fascia retaining fasteners
(Refer to 13 - FRAME & BUMPERS/BUMPERS/
FRONT FASCIA - REMOVAL).
4. Remove the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - REMOVAL).
5. From behind the bumper fascia, disconnect the
harness connector.
6. Remove two fog lamp unit mounting fasteners.
7. Remove fog lamp unit (1).
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INSTALLATION
1. Position the fog lamp unit (1) in fascia opening.
2. Install the two fog lamp unit mounting fasteners.
3. Connect the harness connector.
4. Install the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - INSTALLATION).
5. Install the six upper fascia retaining fasteners
(Refer to 13 - FRAME & BUMPERS/BUMPERS/
FRONT FASCIA - INSTALLATION).
6. Install the upper radiator closeout panel (2 and 4).
7. Connect the battery negative cable.
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FRONT SIDE MARKER LAMP
REMOVAL
CHRYSLER
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - REMOVAL).
3. It may be necessary to loosen the fascia (1) to gain
access to the side marker lamp (Refer to 13 -
FRAME & BUMPERS/BUMPERS/FRONT FASCIA -
REMOVAL).
4. Remove side marker lamp from side marker lamp
unit by twisting lamp socket.
DODGE
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
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UNIT - REMOVAL).
3. Remove the front side marker lamp from the headlamp
unit.
INSTALLATION
CHRYSLER
1. Install the side marker lamp into side marker lamp
unit by twisting lamp socket.
2. If the fascia (1) was loosened to gain access to the
side marker lamp, install the fascia (Refer to 13 -
FRAME & BUMPERS/BUMPERS/FRONT FASCIA -
INSTALLATION).
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3. Install the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - INSTALLATION).
4. Connect the battery negative cable.
DODGE
1. Install the front side marker lamp into the headlamp
unit.
2. Install the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - INSTALLATION).
3. Connect the battery negative cable.
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FRONT PARK/TURN SIGNAL LAMP
REMOVAL
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. From atop the headlamp unit, reach behind and
just below the upper radiator crossmember and
twist the park/turn signal lamp socket out.
3. Remove the lamp from the socket.
INSTALLATION
1. Install lamp into socket.
2. Install lamp socket (1) into the headlamp unit. Twist
sochet clockwise.
3. Connect the battery negative cable.
HEADLAMP
DESCRIPTION
Quad headlamps are standard equipment on this model. They are halogen headlamps, both low and high beams.
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This vehicle may be equipped with optional High
Intensity Discharge (HID) low beams. The HID type
lamp is used in place of the conventional halogen low
beam lamp. High beam lamps remain the same halogen
type.
HID lamps get their name from the intense white light
produced by the electrical discharge. The light produced
by the HID lamps appears as a white color as
opposed to the yellow color of the standard halogen
lamps.
HID lighting provides about three times the light output
of standard halogen lamps while using less energy.
The lamps are also designed to last 10 times longer
than standard halogen lamps.
OPERATION
To turn on the headlamps, turn the left knob of the
headlamp switch clockwise to the first detent for parking
lamp and instrument panel lamp operation. Turn to
the second detent for headlamp, park lamp and instrument
panel lamp operation.
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) rely on an AC (alternating current) electrical charge to ignite xenon gas
contained in a sealed beam lamp. The HID lamps are similar in operation to common vapor filled street headlamps.
Instead of using a filament to produce light, the gas inside the lamp is ignited by creating an arc between two
electrodes.
The color of the light source is classified as its color temperature. As the color temperature increases, the color of
the light moves from yellow to blue-white to white. The light produced by the HID lamps appears as a white color
as opposed to the yellow color of the standard (halogen) lamps. HID lamps provide light as a higher color temperature
than standard halogen lamps.
For the color temperature of different lamp types, refer to the COLOR TEMPERATURE table. As a point of reference,
typical sunlight at noon has a color temperature of 4977° C (8990° F).
COLOR TEMPERATURE
LAMP TEMPERATURE
INCANDESCENT LAMPS 2527° C (4580° F)
HALOGEN LAMPS 2927° C (5300° F)
HID LAMPS 3827° C (6920° F)
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There are three components to each of the HID headlamps:
1. Ballast Module - The 12 volt Direct Current (DC)
power supplied by the low beam relay is converted
to Alternating Current (AC) power by the ballast
module. Each lamp requires its own ballast module.
The ballast converts and steps up the low
beam relay output to 800 volts AC, and supplies
the lamp assembly via a cable connected to the
igniter.
2. Lamp/Igniter - The lamp contains electrodes and
xenon gas. The lamp takes about 10-15 seconds of
warm-up time to reach full operation. The light
appears blue during warm-up and then turns to
 

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white. The igniter controls the voltage applied to
the lamp electrodes. The igniter uses the voltage
supplied by the ballast module and momentarily
steps up the voltage to 25,000 volts to start the
lamp. Once ignited, it will reduce the voltage to 85
volts.
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3. Cable - The cable is used to transfer the high voltage
produced by the ballast module to the
lamp/igniter.
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE HEADLAMPS
The High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps are supplied B+ voltage and ground, the same as normal halogen
low beam lamps. The low beam system is different from there forward. The ballast module is mounted to the bottom
of the headlamp unit. The ballast module has internal circuit protection to prevent module damage in case of an
open or shorted circuit. The module has overcharge and undercharge circuit protection. If either is sensed, the module
will not illuminate the headlamps for that key cycle or until the fault is corrected. Recycle the ignition and headlamp
switch if both headlamps do not illuminate. Before determining the headlamp assembly is faulty, check the
connector at the headlamp and check if there is voltage coming from the IPM pin providing the power to the respective
headlamp. If the module senses a short or open circuit condition, it will not operate the lamp/igniter.
WARNING: The headlamp unit must be removed to perform these tests (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/LAMPS/
LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP UNIT - REMOVAL). Failure to do so could result in personal injury or
death.
1. Inspect lamp for a burned out lamp. If lamp is burned out it will appear black or smoky, similar to a normal
halogen bulb. If lamp looks OK, go to Step 2.
2. Check for B+ battery voltage at the connector going into the ballast module. Refer to Wiring Diagrams for connector
location. If battery voltage and a good ground are present, go to Step 3. If B+ voltage and a good ground
are not present, refer to Wiring Diagrams for circuit and connector locations to find short or open circuit.
3. Plug in a known good ballast module and check for lamp operation. If lamp lights, replace ballast module. If lamp
still fails to light, replace igniter assembly.
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REMOVAL
HALOGEN HEADLAMP
Note: If replacing the left low or high beam headlamp,
the air box has to be removed first (Refer to
9 - ENGINE/AIR INTAKE SYSTEM - REMOVAL).
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Disconnect the lamp electrical connector.
3. Twist lamp (1 and 2) out of headlamp housing.
HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS (IF EQUIPPED) - LOW BEAM
HEADLAMP
Note: If replacing the left front low beam HID headlamp,
the air box has to be removed first (Refer to
9 - ENGINE/AIR INTAKE SYSTEM - REMOVAL).
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the rubber boot (1) protecting the lamp/igniter
from the elements.
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3. Disconnect the electrical cable connector to the
lamp/igniter by pulling straight down.
4. Release the retaining wire clip on the back of the
lamp/igniter.
5. Grab the igniter by pulling rearward and rocking it
slightly as you pull.
6. Pull the igniter straight out of the headlamp unit.
The lamp is integral to the igniter and cannot be
separated.
BALLAST MODULE
1. Remove the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
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UNIT - REMOVAL).
2. From the underside of the headlamp unit, remove
the six retaining screws (1).
3. Pull the ballast module out of headlamp unit.
4. Disconnect the two electrical connectors (1 and 2).
² One of the connectors (1) will be a standard
push tab to release connector.
² The second connector (2) has a lever that must
be rotated away or down from the wire of the
cable and connector.
5. Separate ballast module from headlamp unit.
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CABLE
1. Remove the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - REMOVAL).
2. From the underside of the headlamp unit, remove
the six retaining screws (1).
3. Pull the ballast module out of headlamp unit.
4. Disconnect the cable connector (2) Move the lever
away or down from the wire of the cable and
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connector.
5. Remove the rubber boot (1) protecting the lamp/igniter
from the elements.
6. Disconnect the electrical cable connector to the
lamp/igniter by pulling straight down.
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7. Maneuver cable through headlamp unit to
separate.
INSTALLATION
HALOGEN HEADLAMP
1. Twist lamp (1 or 2) into headlamp housing clockwise.
2. Connect the lamp electrical connector.
3. Connect the battery negative cable.
Note: If replacing the left low or high beam headlamp,
the air box has to be reinstalled (Refer to 9 -
ENGINE/AIR INTAKE SYSTEM - INSTALLATION).
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HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS (IF EQUIPPED) - LOW BEAM
HEADLAMP
1. Push the igniter straight into the headlamp unit with
the connector pointing straight down. The lamp is
integral to the igniter.
2. Put the retaining wire clip on the back of the
lamp/igniter.
3. Connect the electrical cable connector to the
lamp/igniter.
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4. Install the rubber boot (1) protecting the lamp/igniter
from the elements.
5. Connect the battery negative cable.
Note: If replacing the left low beam headlamp, the
air box has to be reinstalled (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/
AIR INTAKE SYSTEM - INSTALLATION).
BALLAST MODULE
1. Connect the two electrical connectors (1 and 2).
² One of the connectors (1) will be a standard
push tab to release connector.
² The second connector (2) has a lever that must
be locked when connected.
2. Position the ballast module in of headlamp unit.
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3. From the underside of the headlamp unit, install
the six retaining screws (1).
4. Install the headlamp unit (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR/HEADLAMP
UNIT - INSTALLATION).
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CABLE
1. Maneuver cable through headlamp unit.
2. Connect the cable electrical connectors (2). The
connector (2) has a lever that must be locked when
connected.
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3. From the underside of the headlamp unit, install
the six retaining screws (1).
4. Connect the electrical cable connector to the
lamp/igniter.
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Should be in there somewhere ;)
 

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what are the size of the headlight bulbs
 

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thematrixhasu said:
what are the size of the headlight bulbs
Wouldn't that be in your owner's manual?? Just about every car/truck I have owned has listed that type of info in the manuals.
 
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