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How to Replace a Headlight Bulb on a 2005 F150 Pickup

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

The Ford F150 is a reliable truck that doesn't require a lot of maintenance. However, the truck uses standard halogen bulbs for its headlights, and they require occasional replacement. Replacing the headlight bulb in an F150 is a bit different than in other trucks. A protective cover and three screws must be removed prior to accessing the bulb.

Make sure the headlights are turned off. Open the hood to access the headlight assembly.

Access the rear of the headlight assembly and peel back the protective cover from the rear.

Remove the three screws that become visible with the protective cover removed. There is one screw on top and two on the side.

Lift up the center tab to detach the headlight assembly from the truck. Slide the headlight assembly forward.

Pull the electrical connector from the bulb module, and then turn the bulb counterclockwise to release it.

Remove the burnt bulb and install the new bulb. Make sure the new bulb snaps into the module.

Push the headlight assembly back in place and connect the electrical connection. Push the center tab down to secure it. Replace the three screws and the protective cover.

Warning

  • Only uses bulb number 9008 for compatibility. Don't forget to tighten the headlight screws. Without them, the headlight assembly could pop loose.

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About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.

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