Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
Drivers side headlight is dim. Changed bulb cleaned ground.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replacement of headlights bulbs
1] remove th headlight assy. by removing the bolt on top of the assy and the 2 rod retainers.
2 ] remove the electrical connector from the headlamp bulb cover
3] rotate the bulb cover counterclockwise and remove cover
4] disconect the bulb connector
5] rotate bulb retainer counterclockwise and remove th ring
6] remove the bulb using a slight rocking motion
7] reverse proceedure to install
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I had the same problem 1998 ford ranger. left headlight very dim. right head light worked normal. pull back for high beam flash left dim headlight would go out. put on high beems left light got even more dim. trouble shot wires and replaced blinker/high low beam/whiper unit didn't fix. replaced headlight didn't fix. looked at wireing harnes connecter that conects to headlight bulb and center (black Wire) female contacts was open more than the others. (was making weak contact (ground)
FIX:::: SLIGHTLY BENT BLADE ON HEADLIGHT TO MAKE BETTER CONTACT WITH WIRE CONECTION WITH WIDER FEMALE CONTACT RECPTICAL. HEADLIGHTS BRIGHT AS EVER AGAIN. PS ALSO PUT DIELECTRIC GREASE IN CONTACTOR.
HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
open the trunk.
pull back the cover on the side you need to change, there are usually 3 black plastic nut you have to remove before doing this.
after the trunk interior cover is pulled off there are 3 nuts, 11mm wrench or socket will take them off. pull the taillight assembly out and twist the socket out containing the bulb that is blown. the bulb just pulls out of the socket. while the bulb is out you should inspect the socket for corrosion, it wont hurt to clean it up and put some die electric grease in there
Posted on May 19, 2009
the lenses are most likely clouded over? yellowed? sometimes you can buy a kit to polish them, but I would recommend replacement, polish doesnt last long, and you will need to replace them anyhow. the DRL lights are operating normally
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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