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How to Replace Tail Light 00-07 Ford Focus

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How to Replace Tail Light 00-07 Ford Focus

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped tail light / brake lighton 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 Ford Focus

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light
    • Open the hatch
    • Turn the wing nut on the tail light counterclockwise
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the tail light
    • Pull the tail light assembly straight off
    • Press the lock tabs and disconnect the wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tail Light
    • Connect the wiring harness to the socket
    • Insert the tail light into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the tail light
    • Turn the wing nut on clockwise

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  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Today I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall the rear taillight on this 2001 Ford Focus. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

First we're going to pop the hatch. We'll use the key fob. Push the button and open the hatch.

Inside this rear hatch you're going to need to take this wingnut off right here. Just grab it and twist it off. Pull that off. Then you're going to take a Phillips head screwdriver. We're going to take this Phillips head screw out. Just pull that screw out. Grab the light assembly. Just going to slide it out just like that. There's a connector right here. You disconnect the connector here. Just push down on the button release the connector. There's the button. Just push that down.

A little wire retainer right here. Pull on that. We're going to disconnect this connector. There should be two little lock things on this. This one they're actually broken. Pull that out just like that and there's your taillight assembly.

Let's reinstall this. Line this connector up. This one happens to be broken so it's not going to lock in place, but we press it on like that. This wire retainer goes right here.

It's kind of hard to get this one in. I'm going to connect this lower bulb first. That's for the reverse light bulb. Connect that, and then you can reinstall that retainer. There's a couple of pins. This pin lines up with that hole. There's another pin that lines up with that hole. Get that in position. With that all set, we can take the screw and tighten this down. Just snug, not too tight. It is plastic. I'm going to reinstall the wingnut. Get this lined up. Get it on there. Tighten it down. There we go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

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  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

2000 - 2002  Ford  Focus
2003 - 2003  Ford  Focus
2000 - 2007  Ford  Focus
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