DIY, change the headlight assembly on Ford Crown Victoria 1998-2007

Do it yourself, change the headlight assembly on your Ford Crown Victoria, produced between the years 1998 and 2007. You will only require a regular flat blade screwdriver to make this repair. Because this replacement is quite easy, it won’t take you more than 20 minutes to do it.

     First of all you should open and secure the hood of your car. You want to start the repair by removing the plastic upper closeout panel, behind the front grille. You can do it by hand, because it is held by three clips that you can unscrew, as you can see in the image below.

     After you pull up and out this cover, you will gain access to the back of the headlight assembly, which is secured by two metal tabs (see picture below). Normally you should be able to remove them by hand, but they can be stuck by rust in some cases. Use pliers or a screwdriver to lift and remove them. After that, you can simply pull out the lens.

     Behind the assembly you will notice two electrical harnesses that power up the light bulbs. Unplug them, or just remove the bulbs by twisting their sockets counterclockwise. Be careful, because the main light bulb has a plastic securing ring that you must remove first. When reinstalling the new lens, make sure you set the adjusters the same way as on the old one. Put everything back in its place reversing the steps above and you should be ready to go. This is all you need to do, if you plan to remove and replace by yourself the headlight assembly on Ford Crown Victoria, the model made between the years 1998 and 2007.

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