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|How do i get the assembly out to change the headlight bulb on a 99 merc tracer. and can you send me an exploded diagram.

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  • Grandpa jeff Sep 25, 2009

    There's not a lot of hand room on the drivers side bulb. I was hoping there was an easy way to pull the whole asslby. and do it that way. Thanks Jeff.

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1999 Mercury Tracer 2.0L SFI SOHC 4cyl

Headlights Removal & Installation -
1997-99 Models


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Fig. Location of the headlight bulb access cover-1997-99 models

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Fig. Remove the bulb access cover by rotating it counterclockwise

  1. If necessary for access, disconnect the turn signal lamp socket from the lens.
  2. If necessary for access, disconnect the cornering lamp socket from the lens.
  3. Remove the headlight electrical connection from the access cover and unplug it.
  4. Remove the bulb access cover by rotating it counterclockwise.
  5. Unplug the connector from the bulb by pulling it rearward.
  6. Rotate the bulb retaining ring 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise and remove the bulb from the headlamp by pulling it rearward.
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    Fig. Unplug the e|How do i get the assembly out to change the - 2b0568a.jpgonnector from the bulb by pulling it rearward

    2b0568a.jpg Fig. Rotate the bulb retaining ring 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove it

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    Fig. Remove the bulb from the assembly by pulling it rearward


    To install:
    1. Install the new bulb by pushing it straight in with the bulb's plastic base facing up. You may need to turn the bulb slightly to align the grooves in the base with the tabs in the socket.
    2. Slip the retaining ring over the plastic base and rotate the ring clockwise until it locks into position.
    3. Attach the bulb access cover by turning it clockwise.
    4. Attach the bulb electrical connection and install it on the access cover.
    5. If removed, attach the cornering lamp socket to the lens.
    6. If removed, attach the turn signal lamp to the lens.
    7. Turn the headlight switch ON and check for proper operation.

    I really hope help you with this. Good luck.

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CAUTION The composite headlight assemblies use Halogen bulbs which contain a gas under pressure. Improper handling of the bulb could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. To help avoid personal injury, follow the precautions closely.



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Exploded view of the composite headlight mounting—1995-97 model shown

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  1. If there is enough room to access the plastic base, press in and turn the base 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove from the metal retaining ring by gently pulling back and away from the headlight. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by raising the lock tab and pulling the connector down and away from the bulb's plastic base.
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... pull the headlight assembly away from the vehicle for access to the bulb and connector

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