Headlights Installation
How to Change your headlights.

Est. Time:
15 to 30 minutes

 

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  1. Switch off the lamps.
  2. Open the hood.
  3. Remove the center cover.
  4. Remove the screw (1) on both ends of the radiator grille and pull out the radiator grille.
  5. Using a T30 Torx screwdriver, remove the two screws (2) and loosen the screw (3).  The screws are not interchangeable and must be replaced to the appropriate location.
  6. Carefully pull out the lamp assembly and disconnect the wiring connector.
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  1. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and pull it out.  Pull the bulb out and replace it (1).
  2. Turn the socket counterclockwise and pull it out.  Pull the bulb out and replace it (2).
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  1. Release the wire clip on the rear of the headlamp assembly and remove the cover.
Click to Enlarge - More Detail Headlamps - low beam
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector, turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and replace it.  Do not touch the glass part of the bulb and pay attention to the tab guides when replacing.
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  1. Replacement instructions are the same as for the low beam headlamp.
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  1. Pull the bulb out and replace it.
Click to Enlarge - More Detail Headlamp alignment
  1. Check the headlamp alignment after each replacement of the bulb.

Reinstalling the headlamp assembly

  1. Make sure the locator pin is aligned with the bushing in the fender.
  2. All bulb connectors must be correctly connected.
  3. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Pictures and text courtesy of Mercury

Warning:  I am not responsible for any damage that may occur if you follow my directions.