1993 Ford Taurus Head Light Assembly

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,150 MILES
The headlight lenes are extremely clouded.
How do I change out the whole head light assembly, both sides?
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 10:49 AM

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Tiny
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Hello and thanks for donating

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Make sure the headlight switch and the headlight time delay switch (if equipped) are in the OFF position.

Use snapring pliers to spread the retainer.

Remove the headlight electrical connector from the headlight bulb and retainer by grasping the wires firmly, then snapping the connector rearward.
Remove the parking lamp miniature bulb and connector.
Remove the three retainers holding the headlight to the radiator grille opening panel reinforcement, then remove the headlight.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_1_195.jpg



To install:

Install the headlight and secure using the three retainers.
Install the parking lamp miniature bulb and connector.
Engage the headlight electrical connector by pushing the connector until it snaps into position.
Connect the negative battery cable, then turn on the headlights to check for proper operation and aim if necessary.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
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Thanks 4 the picture. Can U relate your instructions 2 the numbered items in the picture?
Where R the retainers? R the parking light and headlight 2 separate asmys? Is the headlight electrical connection #1 in the picture?
We don't have the asmys yet. My son is ordering them 4 me. He is driving the car so I can't go out and look at it.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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The items labeled (#2 headlamp mounting clip) are the retainers. Yes, the headlamp, cornering lamp and side marker lamp are all 3 separate assemblies. Only the headlamp assembly needs removed. Yes #1 in the diagram is the electrical connector to the headlamp.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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Could not remove the lower retainer. Akward to get at and didn't have right tool. Took it to a repair shop. If headlights need to B aimed, is that a complicated proceedure?
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 1:13 PM
Tiny
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They are supposed to be adjusted using a special headlamp aiming kit but you can just use a wall or even park in front of another vehicle to aim them. Aim them so that there is no glare going into oncoming vehicles' windshield area. There should be an adjsuter bolt sticking up that you turn to aim them.
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 2:00 PM

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