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Ford Escort LX

How do you change the head lights on a 1999 Ford Escort?


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2015-07-15 20:07:25
2015-07-15 20:07:25

To replace the bulbs: Unplug the electrical connector on the back of the bulb. Remove the ring around the base of the bulb by turning counter-clockwise. The bulb and socket should then slide out with a little coaxing. Pull out the old bulb and insert the new one. NOTE: Do not handle the new bulb by the glass, only the base, the oils on your hands may cause the bulb to explode when you turn the lights on.

To replace the headlight assembly: Not fun... The front bumper cover needs to be removed. Start by unplugging your foglights if you have them. Next remove the splash guards in the wheel wells. Then remove the screws on the top of the bumper cover. Check around the bottom of the bumper and make sure that all srews, bolts, or clips have been removed. The cover should slide down and out, or pop off outward. Unplug the headlight connectors, remove the mounting bolts and pull the headlight out.

It's not fun but it's not too hard, just take your time removing the bumper cover. A helper and a manual help out a lot too.


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