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How do you change headlight bulb

I need to know what to do to change the lowbeam headlight bulb on a 96 Mercury Mystique?

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  • IronMike108 Oct 02, 2008

    Its a GS if that helps

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how do I change headlight bulb

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    headlights are dim

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    do i have to remove headlight frame?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    headlight don't work, I checked the bulbs and they are good

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Make it easy on yourself and remove the screws that hold the casing to the car and remove the whole light casing... you'll have a hard time otherwise. there should be three - I have a 98 but similar.

they use 9005 and 9006 bulbs the low beam usually has a cap on the bulb but some are available without

your low beam and highbeam are similar and both rotate ccw to remove an cw to install. if they are not in correctly the bulbs will not aim correctly... learn where they should line up and make sure the low beams are lower than the high beams should be a flat line on the top of beam on wall

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Open the hood
at the rear of the headlight, is a wire harness
pull it off the bulb base, by the connector
Two common bulb retainers, a lock ring, and wire clips
unscrew lock ring anound the bulb base/or/unclip wire retainer clips
withdraw the lock ring/or/swing aside retainer clips
withdraw bulb
replace bulb, ensure it is located in the notches in the mount,do not touch bulb glass with fingers, oil will crack the glass as soon as it heats up
reinstall lock ring/or/clip retainer clips
install connector

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