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How to Replace Headlight 00-02 Ford Focus

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  1. step : Remove front grille (0:40)
    • Remove the retaining clips on the front grill cover.
    • Remove the four bolts securing the grill using a 10mm socket and ratchet and extension.
    • Twist the parking light bulbs counter clockwise and remove the bulbs.
  2. step : Remove the headlight assembly (2:03)
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts and Phillips screw to remove the headlight assembly
    • Disconnect the harness from the headlight assembly.
  3. step : To replace bulbs (3:00)
    • Push the tab in and up remove and disconnect the bulb.
    • Put the new bulb in and plug them in.
    • DO NOT TOUCH the bulbs- the oil from your fingers will burn into the light and foul your bulb.
  4. step : To install a new headlight assembly (3:46)
    • Use snub nosed pliers to remove the wire ties and retaining pins.
    • Seal the headlight with the rubber boot that comes with the assembly.
    • Plug in the wiring harness
    • Bolt the assembly in using your 10 mm socket, ratchet and extension and Phillips screwdriver.
  5. step : Replace grille/Change parking lights (6:22)
    • If you need to replace the parking light bulbs, you can just by disconnecting them and plugging in the new ones.
    • Bolt the grill back on and clip the plastic trim back on.

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the head lights, the whole headlight assembly as well as we show you how to replace the bulbs on this 2002 Ford Focus, same as any 2000 to 2004. Tools you'll need, flat blade screwdriver, 10mm socket and ratchet and extension and a Phillips screwdriver. The passenger side you usually can replace the bulb without removing the headlight assembly. The driver side, it's a little easier if you have large hands, as I do to replace or to remove the whole assembly.

Okay. Start by using flat blade screwdriver and there are four retaining clips. You just ply up the middle part of the retaining clips and then you can pull the whole thing right up. Again, it's four of them. Once you pull those clips out, then you can pull that there and take up a little bit and pull the plastic shield off. Now, you want to remove the grill by removing four bolts, one, two, three and four. Okay. We'll fast forward to this. I'm using a 10mm socket with a ratchet and an extension to remove those bolts. Now the grill comes off and you can twist this socket counterclockwise or just unplug them. Now, your headlight is held on by a two 10mm bolts, one there, one up here and then a Phillips screw. You can see that this car has had a little damage. This is broken here and that's broken down there as well. Actually, I just did a quick job of fixing that up.

As we calmly do, I'll speed up through just taking those bolts out using a 10 mm socket with a ratchet extension and obviously a Phillips screwdriver for that screw on the fender. Now, the headlight comes right up and out. You find the connection here, push it down on the little tab and disconnect it. Now, for the driver side, your headlight is right back here because we're going to change the bulbs. There's a tab right here, you push in and up and it shows out your bulbs come out. You don't want to touch the bulb. Disconnect it and reconnect it. The reason you don't want to touch the bulb is you don't want the oil from your hands getting on it because it actually cause the bulb to burn out. The bulb back in. Push the retaining pin down and in.

Here's a new light from 1A Auto. You can see nice and clear. It comes with this retaining pin for shipping. I use a pair of nub nose pliers to remove these wire ties. Then it comes with a boot. You're going to pull the plastic kind of the bottom a little bit and we are to plug right in. This car was hit a little bit so put it in. Underneath here is your old tab sticking down. There's a square hold that's where that tab goes into. It got wind up up here and I was just going to push it back on the bottom of the light and pop it into place. I'm going to put my 10mm bolt in here and here and through here.

Okay. Now, I'm just going to use my 10mm socket ratchet extension, tighten up those two 10mm bolts and then use my Phillips screwdriver to tighten up the screw on the fender. On this vehicle, I didn't tighten up all the way because the fender is bent out a little bit and if I tighten up, it would have probably broken the tab. You can do things like that on your own as your car might need.

Reinstall the grill. We're going to change these parking lights. They just pull out of the socket and back in. They go into the socket and turn clockwise and it gets always in the socket here. Go back to place our 10mm bolts. Playing fast forward as I tighten up these bolts and you want to tighten them up snug. They don't have to be extremely tight because you are putting the bolts into plastic so you don't want to strip it. The plastic shield goes in. The tab goes under the grill. These pins, push in and push that down, and then you install the rest of the clips or pins and you should be all set. I can see with that grill installed, how much nicer that new headlight looks and in here it's kind of faded out and clouded, passenger side. You have to replace both of them.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Wire End Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2000 - 2002  Ford  Focus
2002 - 2002  Ford  Focus
2000 - 2000  Ford  Focus


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