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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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.

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