Replace passenger side power mirror clearance lamp (bulb only).
Need the 'How to' replace passenger side power telescoping mirror clearance lamp - bulb only. No damage to mirror, light just stopped working; have the replacement bulb. Stopped by two Ford dealership service departments; both service advisors said they didn't know. Same answer after checking on their computers, although one advised to go ahead & leave with them for repair, if they broke it while attempting bulb change, they would have to provide new mirror. Given that lack of expected expertise @ the dealerships, I did a close inspection - leading me to suspect access to removal of the plastic cover, allowing bulb replacement, necessitates removing the mirror glass. Is this correct? If so, how is Mirror Glass & plastic Clearance Lamp Cover properly removed? 2008 F350 Lariat.
Re: Replace passenger side power mirror clearance lamp...
If you are facing the passenger side mirror adjust the top (large) mirror so that it is turning in towards the truck as far as it will go. Then look behind the mirror in the bottom righthand corner (outside bottom corner) and you will see a silver metal clip. Take a straight head screw driver and push on that clip and the lens will pop out. Then you simply unscrew the bulb holder from the lens and replace your bulb. Good luck!
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If it's just that the bulbs that have burnt out you'll need to position the exterior mirror glass inward toward the vehicle.(Note: Use caution to not trap the side lamp assembly wiring
during installation, or damage to the wiring may occur.) Using a flat blade
screwdriver or something similar, push the mirror side lamp assembly forward while
releasing the retaining clip. Separate the bulb holders from the mirror side lamp assembly and remove the
side lamp. Replace the bulbs and reassemble. I hope this helps you out.
Check the bulb, socket interface, clean contact points. IF you have a test light or ohmeter, check for power to the socket. If unpowered, check the fuse, if powered check bulb element, and socket condition.
TEST remove both bulbs from the lamps but leave them on their wires switch
on and see if the bulbs are still different brightness if not they the
passenger side lamp housing has damaged mirror is dirty or missalined and needs adjustment. if they are
different brightness then this may be a earthing problem.
1. Make sure headlamp is off and open hood. 2. Taurus model years 1990-1999: you must remove the whole headlamp to replace the bulb. Not a horrible task. Just annoying. 3. Facing the driver's side headlamp, and looking at the headlamp itself, at clock positions 8, 11 and 1 are the headlight housing screws. They all look the same. Using a 10mm socket wrench, remove these 3 screws and set them aside. 4. Just to the right of the "11 o'clock" housing screw is a bolt (same hexagonal 10mm sized top as the housing screws). This just needs a few turns to loosen it. 5. Gently pull the whole headlight forward. Now you can get at the bulb. 6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. Now the headlamp is free to work with. Remove the bulb, replace with a new bulb, make sure the bulb housing cylinder is in place and reconnect the electical. 7. Place headlamp back into position. Line up screw holes. Tighten the bolt. Replace housing screws and tighten. 8. Passenger side headlamp is mirror image of driver's side. Screws at 11, 1 and 4 o'clock positions. Bolt should be to the left of the "1 o'clock" housing screw.
The driver's side low beam headlight is slightly easier to replace than the passenger side. The owner's manual states the dealer must replace this bulb, but it can be done yourself if you are handy. The main problem is limited access due to the crowded engine compartment. A flashlight and small mirror may be helpful, but no tools are needed. You need to purchase a replacement H1 55 watt halogen bulb. The low beam light is located closest to the fender. First remove the cover of the fuse box to give you more room to work. It is located in front of the battery. In front of the fusebox and partially hidden under the fender, you will see a circular hatch. It should be immediately behind the low beam headlight. Turn this hatch 1/8 of a turn counter clockwise (when you are looking at it from the rear). It may be a bit tight. Once you've turned it, it should come off when you pull it. Note the orientation so that you will be able to replace it when done. Inside, you will see a wire leading to the lamp. There is a clip on the fender-side of the wire that holds the lamp in place. Push in and toward the passenger side to release the clip (this takes a bit of effort). It will then swing upward and the lamp will be released. Pull the lamp straight out of the housing. Note the orientation of the lamp in the housing so you know how to put back the new one. Remove the burnt lamp by pulling it off the plug and replace it with the new one. Be sure not to touch the new lamp with your bare fingers (latex gloves work well). Now reinstall the lamp in the housing, swing the clip back down until it locks and screw the circular hatch back on. Don't forget to put the fusebox cover back on!
Remove the sail panel,the little panel on inside of door at the mirror.
Remove the window regulator switch plate, pry up on the front of it with a small pick or screw driver. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the top door trim panel screw that is behind the sail panel you removed.
Remove door trim panel screw at window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the inside door handle.
Lift upward to remove the front door trim panel.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Turn the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three outside rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the mirror.