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How To Replace Taillights 00-04 Ford Focus 3 Door

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  1. step : Remove the tail light (0:20)
    • Pop the trunk hatch.
    • Remove the Phillips screws securing the tail light in the jamb of the hatch.
    • Unscrew the thumb screw on the back of the tail light assembly in the trunk.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness and bulbs.
  2. step : Install the new tail light (2:09)
    • Connect the bulbs and wiring to the new tail light assembly.
    • Mount the tail light onto the vehicle.
    • Secure it with the thumb screw and Phillips screw.

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. In this video we're going to show you taillight replacement. Both replacing the bulbs or replacing the whole taillight assembly on a Focus three door. Tools you'll need are a Phillips screwdriver and that should be about it, actually.

There's a screw right here, and then, in underneath, there is a finger nut right there. You can just grab on that out with your fingers and twist it. The first thing we'll remove. The light comes out. If you're looking to replace a bulb, right up here, this turns counterclockwise and comes out. This one, same thing. Counterclockwise and comes out. To replace this whole assembly you're going to want to pull these little tabs off. There, that's off. These bulbs just pull out and I'm not sure, on this car, whether that should be a orange bulb or not. Looks a little weird. Think it should be clear. This one pulls out, goes back in.

For reinstallation, we can put our bulbs back in. Put these little harness holders back into place. Put that down in. Start our screw in. Back under here, put our thumb screw in. Don't make it too tight because as it gets older it'll tighten up more and it'll be hard to get off.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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

Tail Light

Ford Focus Driver Side Tail Light DEPO

This part replaces:

  • Partslink FO2800179
  • Hollander 166-01857
  • TYC 11-5972-01
  • DEPO 330-1914L-US
  • OE # 1S4Z 13405 CA

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