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Headlamp replacement How do I go about replacing the headlamp on a 97 ford escort finesse. I mean the whole lamp not just bulp. I'm concerned about the electrical aspect and whether I need to disconnect battery. If so hwo do I do this too.

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You dont need to disconnect battery, just remove the front grill as there is a bolt hiden behind that, there is a bottom bolt on the lamp and you may need to drop the bumper slightly to get to this, this is easy just remove the 2 crosshead screws by the wheel to drop the bumper slightly.

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