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How to Replace Headlight Switch 06-10 Ford Explorer

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How to Replace Headlight Switch 06-10 Ford Explorer

Created on: 2021-01-15

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a damaged, worn out, faulty or shorted headlight switch on 06 Ford Explorer

  1. step 1 :Removing the Headlight Switch
    • Pry up the air outlet bezel with a trim tool
    • Remove the bezel
    • Press the tabs down and pull out the switch trim panel
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Remove the three Phillips screws from the switch
    • Remove the switch
  2. step 2 :Installing the Headlight Switch
    • Press the switch into the panel
    • Tighten the screws to the headlight switch
    • Connect the wiring harnesses
    • Press the panel into the dash
    • Press the air outlet bezel into the dash

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the headlight switch. This is a 2006 Ford Explorer. It’s the same process for Explorers from '06-'10. That generation, as well as Mountaineers.

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The items you'll need for this repair include: Phillips head screwdriver

First, you'll want to remove the air outlet bezel. You can use plastic trim tools available at so it doesn't mar your finish here. Slide it in. The clip’s on there, right in the side, so you want to slide it down, pull out, and twist. Then pull straight out and your louvre comes off.

Then there's two tabs at the top of each side. Push down on the tabs as you push out, and this whole panel comes out. Then you can disconnect the leads on here and this one here has a tab. The headlight switch is held in with three Phillips screws, and we'll remove those. With the screws out, pull it straight out and off.

To reinstall, just make sure your graphics are on top. With the locating tabs, it only really goes in one way. And reinstall your three screws. Reconnect your headlight harness. Reconnect your dimmer harness. Two tabs at the bottom, those go in place first. Then push that in place and the little dimples at the top should be on top so you can see them. Put your AC duct grate in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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