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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1993-1997 Ford Ranger Headlight Replacement

Fits Years: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
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1993-1997 Ford Ranger Headlight Replacement

Tools required:


  • 11mm socket/ratchet


  • 14mm combination wrench (9/16 will also suffice)


  • 7/32 socket/ratchet


  • Flathead screwdriver


  • Phillips screwdriver


Step 1: Lift the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Remove the 6 Phillips screws that line the top of the truck's grille. You can now remove the grille from the vehicle.

Step 3: Remove the turn signal/parking light.


Loosen and remove the 11mm retaining bolt that holds the parking light assembly in place.

Step 4: Pull the parking light from its position, and turn the bulb socket counter-clockwise to remove it from the assembly.

There are retaining tabs that hold the parking light in place, so be sure that you don't break them during removal!

Step 5: Lift the 2 retaining tabs that hold the headlight assembly in place.

These tabs are disengaged by lifting them up. However, if you find that they are difficult to lift, use a 14mm wrench to grab onto the small finger tab for increased leverage.

Step 6: You can now pull the headlight from the vehicle.

Step 7: Disconnect the wiring harness attached to the back of the headlight assembly.


Lengthen or shorten the alignment rod on the back of the new headlight assembly until it matches the length of the alignment rod on the back of the old assembly. This ensures proper lighting alignment.

NOTE: If you ordered your replacement headlight from Go-part.com, it likely includes new bulbs and sockets, as many of our models do! However, in the event that your does not, simply turn and remove the bulbs and sockets, and install them in your new assembly.

Step 8: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new headlight assembly and begin securing it to the vehicle.

The alignment rods should fit into their respective openings when inserting the new headlight assembly into place.

Step 9: Engage the retaining clips to fully secure the headlight assembly.

Step 10: Reattach the parking light/turn signal assembly by tightening the 11mm retaining bolt.

Step 11: Reattach the grille by tightening the 6 Phillips screws.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

93-97 Ford Ranger Headlight Assembly
Driver Side (1996 1995 1994 1993 1992)


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93-97 Ford Ranger Headlight Assembly
Passenger Side


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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
97 1997, 96 1996, 95 1995, 94 1994, 93 1993 Ford Ranger Headlight Replacement Instructions
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