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Replacing headlight bulb

Hello, just wondering if anyone has some tip on how to freakin replace the headlight bulb on the passenger side. I took a look at it today, and I don't see how the heck I'm suppose to get to that bulb. Would it be best if I just remove the whole headlight? Right now, that seems to be the only way. Some of these Ford engineers should work on these vehicle that they designed, sheesh. I thought getting to the last sparkplug on the passenger side was bad.....Oh yeah, it's a 2001 Ranger Edge. TIA.
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yeah might be easier to remove the headlight assembly.... there are two 'latches' that connect the headlight assemblies to the header panel. pull the latches straight up, and they will disengage the headlight pegs, and you should be able to pull the headlight assembly straight out. then, there is a plastic lock shroud over the headlight harness - twist and slide off. then out comes the headlight harness, replace the bulbs and that should be it!
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Thats about it, I usually remove the two 5.5mm bolts and take the plastic trim piece off so I can better see what I'm doing as well.
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Thats about it, I usually remove the two 5.5mm bolts and take the plastic trim piece off so I can better see what I'm doing as well.
on mine you cant remove the headight without removing those plastic strips on top if the headlights
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If your 02 was anything like my 02, I assure you that you can, its just not as easy.
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oops... yeah i remove those two bolts and the plastic headlight cover piece too. it was late, in my defense hehe.
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I've been doing radio and lighting on some '05 Chevy silverado pickups and dump trucks over the last few months. Complete removal of the gril. Complete removal of all the front lights. Complete removal of the dash plastic. Complete removal of every piece of trim. Center roof hole for an antenna. I didn not encouter one single screw. It is all plastic tabs. I swear to god, the entire front end from fender to fender was off the truck in less than 5 minutes including the headlights. Too bad Ford's aren't that easy.
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My apology to Ford's engineers. Finally got around to replacing the bulb. Following the above suggestions, it was very easy!! Putting the headlight back was a little bit tricky, especially if your eyesight is as bad as mine ;-)
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