How to change the headlight assembly on Ford Explorer 2004

Do it yourself, change the headlight assembly on the passenger’s side on your Ford Explorer made in the year 2004. For this particular repair you will need a Phillips screwdriver and possibly a pair of pliers. The repair process should not take you more than 15 minutes, as it is quite simple. You can even do this repair with your bare hands, if you do not encounter problems like rusty, torn or stuck elements.

How to change the headlight assembly on Ford Explorer 2004

     You can start by opening the hood of your car and locate the Phillips screw shown in the picture below. The headlight assembly on this particular car is composed of two parts. The screw we are talking about holds the parking light assembly. Removing this assembly is not necessarily, it will just help you detach the main headlight easier, so you can do it only if you want.

remove the parking light assembly on Ford Explorer 2004

     If you choose to remove this screw, you will be able to pull out the parking light easily. Now, in order to detach the main headlight, you have to pull the two safety tabs upwards, as indicated in the next image. They are designed to be lifted with your bare hands, but if you won’t be able to do that for some reasons, you can use a pair of pliers.

remove the main headlight on Ford Explorer 2004

     After you remove the headlight, just disconnect the two harnesses that power up the bulbs, as shown below, and you are done. Be careful to install everything back in place, reversing the process above. This is all you need to do in order to change the headlight assembly on the passenger’s side on Ford Explorer 2004.

disconnect the harnesses of the headlight on Ford Explorer 2004

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