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Old 10-19-2014, 08:03 PM
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1991 f150 headlight removal

Totally embarrassing, but how do I take the headlight assembly on my 91 F150 lariat (chrome trim)? My Haynes manual is vague to the point being worthless and there's no fasteners I can see that look obvious.
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Dont be embarrassed, they are a pita. Ive done a couple but dont remember tbe exact procedure... just remember a.lot of wtf moments.
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I don't know if the '91s are the same as my '97, but from what Fastback is saying it sounds like my '97. On mine the two nuts are 7/16" or 11 mm (7/16" seems to fit best). And I used a much shorter extension, or just a deep socket. But again, mines the newer front end so I'm not sure it's the same.
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I don't know if the '91s are the same as my '97, but from what Fastback is saying it sounds like my '97. On mine the two nuts are 7/16" or 11 mm (7/16" seems to fit best). And I used a much shorter extension, or just a deep socket. But again, mines the newer front end so I'm not sure it's the same.
I apologize, somehow I didn't notice that he said it was for a 91. What I wrote was for the 92-97 trucks.

I did find this diagram that shows the location of the bolts holding the headlight on for a 91. I hope this helps

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:27 AM
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The diagram DOES help. Thank you.

For a truck that's generally easy to work on it's odd that this is such a pain.
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Taking the grille out will get you the inside 4 nuts. The outside 4 are on the backside so take out the battery on the right side and the coolant reservoir on the left side and those will be easier to get at.
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Taking the grille out will get you the inside 4 nuts. The outside 4 are on the backside so take out the battery on the right side and the coolant reservoir on the left side and those will be easier to get at.
Or just use a short extension. Works fine without having to remove other stuff. Yes, without the battery and reservoir it would be easier, but not enough in my opinion to warrant the extra work.
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