Tip & How-To about Ford Cars & Trucks
Applicable to all seal beam lamp fitted Ranger 4 and 6, '84 thru 92--
Overview, mounting screw drop and "loss" is virtual certainty when removing lamp retainer ring because screw falls behind amber marker/parking lamp below where it cannot be seen or extracted by hand, leading to significant delay completing the replacement task. The following extra precautionary steps ensures lamp replacement of under 15 minutes (first time) and under 5 minutes after that;
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 5
CAUTION Most headlight retaining rings and trim bezels have very sharp edges. Wear gloves. Never pry or push on a headlamp; it can shatter suddenly.
Fig. Fig. 1: After removing the parking
lamp screws, push on the grille clips to release the grille from the
Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the grille from the
truck and set aside
Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the headlight bezel
which is secured by screws
Fig. Fig. 4: Be careful when removing the
headlight bezels, they can be sharp
A good kitchen or household magnet placed on the shank of the screwdriver will provide enough grip to hold the screw during removal.
Fig. Fig. 5: Pull the light out, then
unplug the wiring harness from behind it
CAUTION The retainers can have very sharp edges. Wear gloves.
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