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While replacing my headlight bulb I accidentally broke the green snap that holds the connector in place. I'm not sure how I did this as, I've replaced bulbs a few times. Anyways I was trying to find a replacement part for the H13 connecter with no luck. I'm hoping someone has dealt with this before and can tell me if this is an easily replaceable part?

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I'm not sure what you mean by "broke" ? I broke mine too when installing Trucklite. The green connector is not apart or anything, but the "red" tab doesn't hold the connectors. I just used a zip tie and electrical type and seemed to hold the connections in place without any problems.

Worst case, you can just "cut" and "splice" and make a hard wire'd connection. This might work ??
Jeep 68018959AA Headlight Wiring Kit by Chrysler - Newegg.com
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by "broke" ? I broke mine too when installing Trucklite. The green connector is not apart or anything, but the "red" tab doesn't hold the connectors. I just used a zip tie and electrical type and seemed to hold the connections in place without any problems.

Worst case, you can just "cut" and "splice" and make a hard wire'd connection. This might work ??
Jeep 68018959AA Headlight Wiring Kit by Chrysler - Newegg.com

This is exactly what I'm looking for. I can't believe I didn't stumble on this with google. I don't mind splicing it in. Yea it's strange as the red connector I slid back just fine, but when I pulled out the headlight there is a piece of green plastic that fell out and now headlight connector does not 'snap in place' now. I think I let headlight dangle a bit when removing the bezel and this caused undue stress on the connector. Thanks
 

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This is exactly what I'm looking for. I can't believe I didn't stumble on this with google. I don't mind splicing it in. Yea it's strange as the red connector I slid back just fine, but when I pulled out the headlight there is a piece of green plastic that fell out and now headlight connector does not 'snap in place' now. I think I let headlight dangle a bit when removing the bezel and this caused undue stress on the connector. Thanks
Like I said on mine, it didn't snap back into place, it didn't "hold" the other end that was going in. I just used electrical tape and zip ties, maybe you can do the same.
 

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Like I said on mine, it didn't snap back into place, it didn't "hold" the other end that was going in. I just used electrical tape and zip ties, maybe you can do the same.
What exactly did you zip tie?
I just broke that damn green tab on mine trying to get new bulb installed.
Maybe I'm just tired and pissed off but I can't picture what zip tie would attach to on bulb side to hold onto green connector? :)
 

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LOL - that was like 2 years ago :) The green connector was the original harness from Jeep that you connect to the new harness of the LED lights... below is a picture of the "green" harness... it didn't snap into the new harness and the connection came loose hence the light wouldn't stay on, so I zip-tied it , if you want to see the actual picture I could take one from my jeep... the pic below is the harness I found on the internet...

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Mine is not working again. Must be the pin I damaged
 

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My left headlight quit working in July, so I replaced the bulb, and thought nothing more of it -- nothing, that is, until it again quit working last week. Knowing even a $20 halogen bulb should last more than several months, I pulled the grille and headlights to investigate.

Both headlights worked when connected on the right side, so I experimented a bit. I found neither of my headlight connectors will firmly lock the headlights in place. The red tab snaps forward with a headlamp pushed into place, but I can pull it right back out again with the red tab in the locked position.

For now, both assemblies are clean and pushed in as tightly as I could make them go, with the nonfunctional red tabs locked. If/when it happens again, I'll break out the zip ties and go from there.
 

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Headlight Connector

I too had a "broke" headlight connector that would not snap in place and secure the connection but it turned out that it wasn't actually broken. My 13-year-old son noticed that the red part would not slide forward and used a key to depress the green part down (towards the body of the connector). That allowed the red part to slide forward and then the connector worked properly.
 
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