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Locate and replace HID ballast for 2005 Mercury Montego

Hi, I have a low beam hid headlight out and thought it was the bulb, but light is not working after changing the bulb. My next step is the ballast, I but dont have a part # or a loction to change it Is this something I can do?? Thanks so much Carl

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Swap the left head light for the right headlight,if it still does not light up,on the side that you are having problems with,then the ballast is bad,That is,if it is a new bulb.

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If you have seen those newer vehicles with the bright bluish headlights and want to install them on your car its a fairly simple installation and an awesome accessory to any vehicle here are the step by step instructions
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2. connect the hid ballast to its respective power source
3. connect the hib bulb to the igniters DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB GLASS
4. install the bulb into your stock or after-market light housing
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SECTION 417-01: Exterior Lighting 2005 Freestyle/Five Hundred/Montego Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 03/14/2005 Headlamp Bulb adobe.gif Printable View (327 KB) Freestyle, Five Hundredn0035265.gif
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