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How To Replace Headlight Bulbs 97-04 Ford F150

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  1. step : Removing the Headlight (0:40)
    • Lift up the tabs on the headlight
    • Work the headlight out
    • Pry out the headlight
    • Disconnect the harness
    • Remove the headlight
  2. step : Servicing the Bulbs (1:24)
    • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise out of the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Push on the new bulb
    • Twist the bulb clockwise into the light
  3. step : Installing the Headlight (1:44)
    • Reconnect the wiring harness to the headlight
    • Line up the bolt holes on the headlight bracket to the bolt holes on the vehicle
    • Press the tab down to lock it into place

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1998 Ford F-150. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's headlamp bulbs.

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There are no tools required for this repair.

To remove your headlight, lift up on the two tabs behind it. Sometimes you got to wiggle them a little to get them to stay in place and work your headlight out. You may be able to reach in from the back and push on it. You got to make sure these tabs are fully disengaged. Over time, they wear out and they tend to get a little stuck. Once that's out, you can unclick your headlight harness and remove it.

To remove the bulb, turn the collar counterclockwise and pull the bulb out of the headlight.

Install your new bulb. Lay the collar back on and rotate it clockwise until it locks in. These little plastic ears on the back of your headlight are not only what secure it in, but they're also how you go about adjusting it.

There's a long, skinny ratcheting wrench that gets onto the heads of these. Once the plastic slides into its retainers here in the header panel and you line it up into the opening on that tab, push the tab down, and it locks them into place. When you pull up, that's what frees them up and that's how we got it out.

To reinstall, reconnect the headlight connector, and then you just have to watch these line up into their slots in the header panel. Get the small ends through the openings, work the ears until it seats in fully, and lock the tabs down into place. Your adjustments will then be made if necessary on the heads of those bulbs with the appropriate tool through the openings. Repeat these steps on the opposite side. Close your hood and you're good to go.

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