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Removing Headlight Assembly on 2003 Ford Focus Ultimate Edition

Can't seem to find all the places it's being held in...help please!

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  • hortnut Mar 16, 2009

    I just replaced a right front [passenger] Headlight Assembly on a 2003 Ford Focus SE 4 dr Sedan. To make it easy I removed the Front Grille - two bolts [metric].

    I had removed the assembly sometime ago as it was hit in ice . I tried finding used but had to go aftermarket @ $125.00, including shipping, w/ bulb and wiring from local wrecking yard. I needed charcoal/silver bezel and they did have a black one for $65.00 to give a reference point.

    The bolts [3] on assembly were 10 mm socket plus one bolt that is only accessible from underneath the car after jacking. I partially removed the inner plastic fender at the front [1 Phillips screw]. That gave me more access to that hard to reach bolt from below with a ratchet and 10 mm socket. [Could pull down the plastic inner fender and pull out the plastic body work].

    Vehicle jacked up and secured!


    Checked aim and needed no further attention. Once all tools assembled took about 45 minutes .

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Jack up the front of the vehicle. Secure the vehicle with at least once JACK STAND. Open the hood of the car. Remove the front grill. Remove the fasteners on the head light assembly that are located on the exposed inner fender and the one that was under the front grill. Lay on your back and look between the front fender and the head light assembly. You only have about 4 inches. Remove that screw. All screws are either Phillips or torks.

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