Are the lights on your Ford F150 no longer working properly? If so, then you should fix this problem as soon as possible. Not having headlights can prove to be dangerous. Just imagine yourself driving in the dark without any lights to illuminate the road. The odds of getting into an accident will increase drastically. This is why you need to repair your lights without any delay. You may not be paying a lot of attention to your car lights, but they are one of the most important aspects of your car. Here are some tips on how to replace your Ford F150 lights.
In general, car lights last a long time. However, they are also exposed to the harsh outside elements just like any exterior car part. Excessive exposure to the sun, rain, snow, and dust can cause wear and tear. Sooner rather than later, you might see your lights are not working anymore. It’s important to note that you should also consider replacing your lights if they still turn on but already lack their original luster. Aside from being able to drive safely, replacing the car lights can also give your Ford a new look.
The first step you should do when replacing headlights is to get rid of the plastic or metal trim around the housing. This allows you to reach the adjusting screws and retaining ring. You will find four retaining ring screws, so be sure that you have the right tool in hand. If your F150 is a bit old, then expect these fasteners to be corroded. This makes them easy to strip. You can use penetrating oil to make the removal process a bit easier.
After removing the retaining rings, it’s time to get rid of the headlight itself. There’s a wiring connector which you need to unplug from the back of the headlamp. Grab your new headlight and then plug the wiring connector into it. Next, position the headlight firmly in the mounting base. If the headlight doesn’t seem to fit, try turning it upside down.
Plugging The Wiring Connector
Now, it’s time to test whether your new headlights are working. If it’s not turning on, you may have made a mistake in plugging the wiring connector in the back of the light. If everything’s correct, then the headlight itself might be defective.
Once everything is okay, you need to put the retaining ring back in place. Be very careful not to mess with the adjusting screws’ settings.
As you can see, it’s not that difficult to replace Ford Fog Light LEDs. In fact, you can do everything by yourself. But in case you’re not confident working on your car, then you always have the option of hiring a professional or contact us. You can have an expert replace the lights for you so you wouldn’t have to worry about making any errors. This can prove to be a wise decision especially if you do not have a lot of knowledge about cars. It’s better to pay someone who knows what to do instead of risking making costly errors.