Headlight bulb — replacement Ford F150

Warning: Halogen gas filled bulbs are under pressure and may shatter if the surface is scratched or the bulb is dropped. Wear eye protection and handle the bulbs carefully, grasping only the base whenever possible. Do not touch the surface of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your skin could cause it to overheat and fail prematurely. If you do touch the bulb surface, clean it with rubbing alcohol.

Note: This procedure is for halogen bulbs only. If equipped with LED headlights, the housing must be replaced as a complete assembly.

Note: Turning the wheel towards the opposite side of the headlight housing you’re working on to give better access the to the headlight panel without having to remove the wheel well liner or front wheel.

1. Working inside the fenderwell, locate the headlight trim panel directly behind the headlight housing and remove the screws and plastic push-pin fasteners and pull the panel out of the way.

2. On models equipped with fender mouldings, remove the two moulding screws then release the three moulding retainers on the inside of the moulding and move the front section of fender moulding out away from the fender.

3. Remove the bulb cover(s) from the back of the headlight housing (see illustrations).

3a Locate the bulb covers on the backside of the housing and pull the covers off using the tabs …

3b … to access the low and high beam bulbs

4. Rotate the headlight bulb(s) from the back side of the headlight housing, a quarter turn counterclockwise to remove (see illustration).

.4 Disconnect the electrical connector and twist the bulb socket out of the housing

Caution: Always replace the headlamp with the same type of bulb. Some aftermarket bulbs that claim to give off a more intense field of light may actually do that. However, the way most of these bulbs accomplish the higher intensity is with a higher current flow. This puts a heavy strain on the factory wiring and connections that were never designed to carry an excessive current as required by some of these aftermarket bulbs. This also includes the HID aftermarket systems. There is a risk changing from the factory systems to any aftermarket lighting system.

5. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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