- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
I just did the same on my 94. You have to remove the clips that hold in the grille, after un-fastening them, pull up on the grill to get it off of the truck. Also as a tip, put the fastening clips back into the grill, first, instead of in the frame. That way, all you have to do is pop the grill (with fastening clips in place) back onto the body. This gives you access to the headlight. There are four small screws on the trim around the headlight that hold the light in place. Be careful with the screws, they are very easy to drop and lose. Then, you can simply unplug the light, pull it out and replace it.
Please follow the stepwise solution carefully.
1.Open the hood and disconnect the truck's negative battery cable. 2.Remove the grille. Unbolt and remove the plastic panel over the radiator, then use a flat screwdriver to release the clips securing the grille at the bottom to the headlight panel and lift the grill off.
3.Pull up the retaining tabs for the headlight housing, which are on opposite ends, and carefully pull the housing out. Remove the park/turn signal bulb socket from the housing by detaching the holders and electrical connectors and disconnect the side marker socket.
4.Take off the circular access cover from the rear of the headlight housing. Twist the bulb in a counterclockwise direction, withdraw the bulb with its electrical connector from the housing and disconnect the electrical connector.
5.Hold the new bulb by the holder--do not touch the glass--as you connect the electrical connector. Place the bulb in the housing and twist it clockwise to lock it in place. Close the access cover.
6.Install the headlight housing into the panel, connecting the electrical connectors, signal bulb socket and side marker socket. Push the retaining tabs in place. 7.Reinstall the grille and plastic radiator panel and reconnect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 5: Retainer clip used to secure the front grille
Raise the hood and support it with the prop rod.
On 1981-94 models, remove the retainer screws from around each
Remove the retainer screws from the corners and center of the
Using a small prytool to press the tab on each of the grille
retainer clips at the top of the grille upward while pulling the grille
away from the radiator support.
When all the tabs have been released, lift the grille up slightly
and out to remove.
Engage the lower portion of the grille into the radiator support.
Carefully push the grille toward the radiator support, making sure
the retainer clips align with their respective mounting hole. Once all
the holes align, press the grille and retainer in until it clicks into
Install the retainer screws from the corners and center of the
On 1981-94 models, install the retainer screws around the
Check that headlamp switch (11654) is in the off position.
Lift hood (16612).
Release latch and swing filler panel to left or right.
Remove electrical connector from headlamp bulb by grasping wires firmly and snapping connector rearward.
Remove headlamp bulb retainer (13N019) by rotating counterclockwise (when viewed from rear) about one-eighth turn and sliding ring off plastic base. Keep headlamp bulb retainer as it may be used again to retain new headlamp bulb.
Carefully remove headlamp bulb from socket by gently pulling straight backward out of socket. Do not rotate headlamp bulb during removal.
Headlamp Assembly, Explorer Removal and Installation
Remove turn/park lamp attaching screws (2) and pull assembly away from body. Remove bulb sockets from housing and remove lamp assembly. Repeat on opposite side of vehicle.
With turn/park lamp assembly removed, screw attaching grille to front fender flange is accessible. Remove grille attaching screw. Repeat on opposite side of vehicle.
Remove attaching screws (4) located across top of grille.
Grip lower edge of grille and pull outward to disengage from retaining clips. Remove grille.
Using needle-nose pliers, compress barbs on headlamp housing retainer. With barbs compressed, pull forward on housing just enough to disengage from retainer. Repeat on opposite side of headlamp housing.
Turn headlamp housing as necessary and pull forward to disengage from headlamp aiming ball socket.
Disconnect wiring from headlamp bulb socket.
If replacing headlamp housing, remove retaining collar and bulb.
For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Make sure to check headlamp aim.
No other way to get the headlight housing out other than to remove the grille not the fender. Remove the clips that secure the top of the radiator grille. There are 5 screws on the bottom portion of the grille that have to be removed before you can remove the grille. There are 3 screws and something called a guide pin on the headlight housing. Detach the electrical connector from the bracket by squeezing the lock tip with a pair of pliers. Remove the bulbs and have fun cleaning the headlight lens.
You must first, remove the grill on the front of the car. Above the bumper. It has very fragile clips, they have two tabs each, you must line them up with the small slots. Then pull the grill off. Then use a Philip screw driver to unscrew the head light hold down covers then pull the light out and unplug the three wire plug.
According to the Manual, disconnect the - battery terminal, remove the clips attaching the raditor grille, remove front parking lights, then remove the grille, pulling it upward.remove the screws holding the headlight, careful not to disturb the aiming adjustment screws.
First you have to remove the corner turn signal and grill. Both should be held on with just some hex screws (3 in signal, about 6 in grill). Then you should see 4 black bolts. Unscrew those and the assembly comes right off. : )