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Old 12-16-2002, 05:59 PM
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Question how to replace headlight bulbs!

can someone walk thru or tell me where i can find out how to replace the headlight bulbs on an '01L? i looked at it, and i can't figure it out! thanks for your help, jim.
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:05 PM
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There are two tabs under the hood, pull up on them and the headlight will slide foreword. it's in the owner manual. hope this helps. Mike
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:08 PM
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There are two black strap retainers that hold the lense assy in. If you look at the header panel behind the light, you'll see them. They bend to a 90 degree tab at the top. You need to pull the tab up so that the large holes in the strap allow the adjusters to go past them. Then the entire lense comes out the front and you can get to the bulbs.
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:34 PM
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Check out a post I made called Sylvania SilverStar Walkthrough. That will give you detailed steps to replacing headlight and fog light bulbs.

Headlight Walkthrough

-Ollie

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Old 12-16-2002, 06:36 PM
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Once you get the headlights out following LightningTuner's instructions...remove the lightbulb by first disconnecting the plug to the light. Then simply unscrew the bulb out of the casing. Take your new bulbs and screw those puppies in. (CAUTION: DO NOT TOUCH THE NEW BULBS WITH YOUR FINGERS UNLESS YOU FEEL LIKE REPLACING THEM IN ANOTHER WEEK)

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Old 12-16-2002, 08:28 PM
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Take off turn signals if possible, you will need a t-22 torx screw driver for the turn signals. Slide the headlight assembly out as straight as possible tryin to not move the tabs. Remember not to force the tabs back in, "line" them up with the tracks and holes.
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Old 12-16-2002, 10:37 PM
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Unhappy how to replace.....

thanks for all the help and replies. i found the tabs, but i can not get one of them to move at all. the other 3 slide up and down very easy. is it time for the adjuster? (big hammer). i'll spray some wd-40 on it and try again tomorrow. once again thanks. this is my first ford product, and i'm learning more every day off this board. later, jim.
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Old 12-16-2002, 10:39 PM
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Jim, they have lock tabs holding them down. You need to slightly pull the tab back (towards the cab) and pull up at the same time.
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Old 12-16-2002, 11:56 PM
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had the same prob with 2 not budgin, brute force with a hammer worked for me
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