It’s a simple fact of life: accidents happen. And when you have something as fragile as a headlight mounted on the front of your vehicle, they’re at the mercy of flying rocks, protruding objects and careless drivers. The odds that something won’t happen are not in your favor. Luckily, Ford F150 headlights are easily replaced and come in a wide variety of custom sizes, shapes and tints, quickly adding a highly-stylized look to the exterior of your vehicle.
When you need to replace a Ford F150 headlight, follow this simple 6-step process:
STEP 1: With the headlights in the ‘off’ position, open the hood to access the headlight assembly.
STEP 2: Locate the rear of the headlight assembly and remove the protective cover and the three screws that are located beneath it.
STEP 3: Pry up the center tab to detach the headlight assembly from the truck and gently slide the headlight assembly forward.
STEP 4: Remove the burnt bulb by pulling the electrical connector from the back of the bulb and turning the bulb counterclockwise to release it.
STEP 5: Install the new bulb, making sure it snaps securely into the electrical connector.
STEP 6: Replace the headlight assembly to its proper position and reconnect the electrical connection. Push the center tab back into place to secure the housing. And finally, replace the three screws and protective cover.
But a headlight isn’t the only casualty of war. F150 taillights see a lot of action, too. In fact, given the extensive damage inflicted by towing, hauling or just pulling things in and out of the bed, it’s not uncommon to have to replace the entire tail light. But, that can actually be a thing of beauty. F150 taillights feature LED bulbs that come in a wide range of colors to match your exterior and personal taste. Plus, it’s one of the easiest installations you’ll ever complete: just yank out the old one and insert the new, with no additional modifications or wiring required.
If you need to replace an F150 tail light, here’s how:
STEP 1: Let the tailgate down and locate the tail light mounting bolts on the inside of the tailgate jamb, removing them by turning them counterclockwise.
STEP 2: With a firm grip, pull the tail light away from the truck to dislodge the pins holding it in the body grommets.
STEP 3: Next, remove the light sockets from the tail light by turning them counterclockwise and pulling them out of the tail light. Insert the sockets into the new tail light and replace the unit by realigning the mounting pins with the body grommets and pushing it back into place.
STEP 4: Finally, after securely reinstalling the two bolts, you’re all set!
The final essential when it comes to Ford F150 lighting is a set of F150 fog lights. F150 fog lights are highly durable, encased in protective housings, and come in varying levels of brightness. Like F150 taillights, they feature a simple installation and mount effortlessly to any grille guard, light bar or roof rack.