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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Headlight Replacement

Tools required:
  • Pliers

  • Phillips screwdriver

Step 1: Lift the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Remove the Phillips retaining screw located on top of the parking light assembly.

Step 3: Disconnect the parking light's wiring harness and remove the parking light.

NOTE: If you are replacing your lighting assembly due to damage or wear, it may be a great time to replace the parking light, as well. After all, you already have it disconnected from the truck!

Step 4: With the pliers, lift and disengage the two retaining tabs located on the top of the headlight assembly.

Step 5: You can now pull the headlight from the vehicle.

Step 6: Disconnect the wiring harness to fully remove the headlight assembly.

NOTE: If you purchased your replacement headlight from Go-Parts, it may have the new bulbs included in the assembly (as many of our models do), so you can move directly to installation - we just saved you some steps!

Step 7: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new headlight assembly and move it into place.

Step 8: Secure the headlight assembly into place by locking the retaining tabs down.

Step 9: Reconnect the parking light, and secure it by tightening the Phillips retaining screw.

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:

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Years 01-03, OEM #:1L5Z 13008 AA - Partslink # FO2503170

These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
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