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Headlights in Ford F250 #4592159
12/02/17 02:52 PM
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Donald Offline OP
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Both high beams are out. Owners manual says to remove radiator grill then headlight assemblies. A few plastic things to unclick.

Plastic things often break rather than unclick in the winter.

Seems like there should be easier way. I cannot my hand behind the headlight assembly.

Other clever ideas?

Last edited by Donald; 12/02/17 02:53 PM.

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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592164
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I do not have a Ford truck, but I saw this on youtube... afaik it applies to your year of truck. It sounds bad to have to remove the radiator grill, but looks like it is not a bad job to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOoi0OtOALI


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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592252
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Why cant all headlights be as easy as my 03 Yukon was?!?!


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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592265
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The early Ford Ranger had a one piece grille....it all had to come out to change one sealed beam.

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592267
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Some Cadillacs need the whole bumper cover removed to do a headlight or driving light bulb.

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: NHGUY] #4592269
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...and Equinoxes, and Malibus, and 50% of modern cars.

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: mcrn] #4592296
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Originally Posted By: mcrn
Why cant all headlights be as easy as my 03 Yukon was?!?!


....because then any Tom, Dick and Harry could change it and the dealer would lose out on revenue?
About a month ago, a co-worker took his Implala (I think. He never drives it to work so I'm only sure that it's a GM product....) to the dealer to change a blown-out headlight. He told me they had to take off a few front pieces to get to it and he got hit with over $100 in labor.

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592334
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Man they really made that a pain in the [censored]. On my 05 you can change them in about a minute with no tools at all.

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Kruse] #4592369
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Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: mcrn
Why cant all headlights be as easy as my 03 Yukon was?!?!


....because then any Tom, Dick and Harry could change it and the dealer would lose out on revenue?
About a month ago, a co-worker took his Implala (I think. He never drives it to work so I'm only sure that it's a GM product....) to the dealer to change a blown-out headlight. He told me they had to take off a few front pieces to get to it and he got hit with over $100 in labor.





I guess it pays to get a new vehicle with LED lights.


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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592408
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Both high beams are out. Owners manual says to remove radiator grill then headlight assemblies. A few plastic things to unclick.

Plastic things often break rather than unclick in the winter.

Seems like there should be easier way. I cannot my hand behind the headlight assembly.

Other clever ideas?
It is a very simple job to remove the grill--four screws and press on the clips, then remove the headlight assembly. Check YouTube...plenty of videos. No way to change them without removing the grill, the screws that hold the headlights are not accessible otherwise.

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592435
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Seems odd for two high beams to be out at the same time, are you sure it's the bulbs?


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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Kruse] #4592469
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Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: mcrn
Why cant all headlights be as easy as my 03 Yukon was?!?!


....because then any Tom, Dick and Harry could change it and the dealer would lose out on revenue?


Such a lame conspiracy theory. Dealers don't design cars. OEMs make pennies on bulbs. There's no reason for the customer to go to a dealer or use an OEM bulb, anyway. stooges

Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: mcrn] #4592662
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Originally Posted By: mcrn
Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: mcrn
Why cant all headlights be as easy as my 03 Yukon was?!?!


....because then any Tom, Dick and Harry could change it and the dealer would lose out on revenue?
About a month ago, a co-worker took his Implala (I think. He never drives it to work so I'm only sure that it's a GM product....) to the dealer to change a blown-out headlight. He told me they had to take off a few front pieces to get to it and he got hit with over $100 in labor.






I guess it pays to get a new vehicle with LED lights.


My neighbor had his LEDs go out and it cost over $900.00 per side to replace as his is a light assy. not a bulb.

Smoky


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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: 901Memphis] #4592680
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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Seems odd for two high beams to be out at the same time, are you sure it's the bulbs?


They did not go out at same time. But I did not get around to fixing the first one that went out and now both are out. Procrastination.


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Re: Headlights in Ford F250 [Re: Donald] #4592683
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