How to Replace the Headlights on a 2001 Ford F-250by Robert Good
The 2001 Ford F-250 is a full-size pickup truck with a large V8 engine. The truck has two sets of headlights with two bulbs in each headlight. One light bulb is for the low-beam light and one is for the high-beam light. When you buy the replacement light bulbs there will be one bulb per pack. As of 2010, the bulbs cost about $10. No special tools are needed to perform this task. Replacing the bulb will take less then five minutes.
Open the hood and use the box wrench to loosen the retaining nut that secures the positive battery cable to the battery. Remove the battery cable from the battery to avoid electric shock.
Remove the cover on the rear of the headlight housing using your hand. The cover will be a gray, rubber seal with small tabs on its top and the bottom. Pull on the tabs and the cover will come off.
Remove the wire harness from the rear of each light bulb you are replacing by pulling with your hand. Remove each retaining clip from around the base of the light bulb by compressing the clip using your hand and pulling the clip off the base of the light bulb.
Pull the headlight from the housing and replace it with the new bulb. Replace the retaining clips and the wire harness. Replace the cover to the rear of the light.
Connect the battery cable to the positive connector and tighten the retaining nut using the box wrench. Close the hood.
- "Ford Super Duty F-250 & F-350 Pick-ups 1999 thru 2006: Includes Excursion (Haynes Repair Manual)"; Ken Freund; 2007
Things You'll Need
- 3/5-inch box wrench
- Replacement light bulb
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.