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Old 03-06-2006, 06:41 AM
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Easiest ways to change headlight bulb

I need to change the passenger side headlight, is there an easy way to do it? I tried to get through the back side but couldn't get in there good enough to correctly put the new bulb back in. Does the whole assy come out?
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:43 AM
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What year X do you have? What motor? I've had both sides of my 2000 7.3 out and don't recall doing anything special. The drivers side (just out yesterday) was a little tight against the battery box, but still do able. Probably a difference in the year or motor, but if no one else has any ideas today, I'll take another look at mine tonight and re-fresh my memory.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:43 PM
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It's a 2000 X Limited with the V10. I know the drivers side, there is a canister right there so I would have to take the assy out, good thing this is the passenger side.
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With the V10, yours is probably quite a bit different than mine. I'll take a look at my passenger side tonight anyway.
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On my 2005 V10 I had to remove the passenger side headlight...drivers side I was able to reach.
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How do you remove it? Just pull up the two clips?
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There are two screws between the bumper and headlight. I can't remember where the other hardware-clips, etc are....but it should be evident once you'er there. (I know my Cobra has two blades that slide up and the headlight comes out.)

I used an extension on my 1/4 drive ratchet to get the screws out above the bumper.
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when i replaced the lights in my 01 limited V10 4x4, i did not have to remove anything. it was a little on the snug side, but they came out and the HID lights went in without a hitch.
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I have a '00 V10 Limited as well... I was able to replace both headlights by reaching in directly from above. Tight fit, but nothing serious. If you have HUGE hands and arms, you might have some trouble.
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