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How To Replace Taillight Bulbs 00-04 Ford Focus

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How To Replace Taillight Bulbs 00-04 Ford Focus

Created on: 2012-10-03

Check out this 1A Auto instructional video to learn how to replace the tail light bulbs or assembly on your 00-05 Ford Focus ZX5

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light
    • Open the tail gate
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the tail light
    • Remove the wing nut inside the tailgate access hole by hand
    • Pull the tail light off by hand
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Tail Light
    • Pull the harness clips off the tail light assembly
    • Twist the light bulb bases counterclockwise
    • Pull the bulbs out of the tail light assembly
    • If replacing the bulbs, pull the bulbs out of their sockets, and install the new bulbs
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Tail Light
    • Put the light bulbs into the tail light assembly
    • Turn the bulb bases clockwise
    • Connect the harness clips to the light
    • Put the light into place, threading the bolt through its hole
    • Push the locating tab into its grommet
    • Attach the wing nut to the bolt inside the tail gate
    • Insert the Phillips head screw

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, I show you how to service the taillight on this 2003 Ford Focus ZX5. The only tool you'll need is a Phillips screwdriver.

When you open up your tailgate, right down here you'll see a Phillips screw. Remove this screw. Then in here, if you look up through here you'll see an access hole here with a wing nut. Remove that. Now this comes right off. On the back side there are two bulbs. These twist counterclockwise. You actually can pull these little harness clips that pull right off the light. Twist this counterclockwise; it comes out. Twist this one counterclockwise; it comes out. If you're just looking to change the bulbs, this one pulls straight out and this one does the same.

You can see that my current light is in good shape so I'm going to reinstall it. Put the light in. You want to line it up and then twist to lock. Put this one in, twist to lock. Put these back on, the studs. Down in. There's a little tab right up here. You kind of peek back in, see it, it goes into like you wanted and locks into place. Reach up under and put this back up in. Then a Phillips screw goes right into place. Tighten it up, and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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