EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Headlight Change 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 2005 Dodge Dakota. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs. Changing both headlight bulbs on your Dakota at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. In some Dodges, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb (and vise versa). Some Dodges have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. If your Dakota has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself.

When you change the headlight on your Dakota, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Fix Transmission Fluid Leaks Dodge Dakota (2005-2011)
    Dealing with minor transmission fluid leaks

    Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot

    2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup
  • 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota Jack Up How To
    Learn how to jack up your car

    A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer

    2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup
  • Follow These Steps to Add Power Steering Fluid to a
    Top up power steering fluid

    Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels

    2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Dodge Dakota (2005-2011)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup
  • Check Oil Level 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
    Oil level check

    Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary

    2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup
  • How to Add Oil Dodge Dakota (2005-2011)
    Top up the oil level

    Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!

    2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup
  • See all videos for the 2005 Dodge Dakota
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools