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In order to replace the bulbs,the headlight assemblies need to be removed from t

On late model LINCOLN TOWN CARS In order to replace the bulbs,the headlight assemblies need to be removed from the car.The following instructions make it easy.
The grill has a top cover with clips that are unscrewed.There are about 6 of them.After cover removal,remove the headlight assembly by pulling up on the two metal tabs on each light assembly.or on some 2005 and newer models the few bolts holding in the light assembly.There is an access hole for a 1/4 inch extension to fit through for the bottom bolt.The bolts are 8mm.Then in the middle of the light assembly there is also a plastic tab that must be pushed down with a screwdriver and then the light assembly comes out.Once the electrical connectors are unplugged,the headlight assembly can be removed from the car ,put face down on a towel and disassembled so that the bulbs can be replaced.
The older versions have plastic tabs holding the back covers on,and the newer versions have T 27 torx screws holding the covers together.After the back cover is removed,you will see a collar that holds in the electrical socket that connects to the bulb. mark the collar position with a felt pen.Rotate the collar counterclockwise to remove it.The bulb and socket are then separated and the new bulb installed.Make sure the collar goes on first,as it will not slide over the bulb,only the bulb connector.Seat the new bulb,install the plug onto the bulb then the lock collar and reinstall the back covers.Do not touch the glass bulb surface with your fingers,as the oil will cause the glass to shatter when hot.Handle the bulb by the base only.
Before installing the light assembly into the car plug in the main connectors and check that the light works. If all is o.k., re-install the light into the car.After that, check to make sure that the lock tabs are all in place.Re- install the grill cover and the clips.Make sure that the hole in the grill cover on the driver's side goes over the hood switch for the alarm properly.Check final operation after re-assembly of all pieces.

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How do I replace the headlight bulb on a 2005 Town Car?

1. Remove the three pin-type retainers, two screws and the radiator defector.
2. Remove the 4 bolts securing the headlamp assembly and remove headlamp assembly.
- Disconnect electrical connector
3. Remove the 3 hex-head bolts and 2 torx-head screws and remove headlamp protective cover.
4. *****Standard low-beam bulb*****
Disconnect the connector from the bulb and remove the low beam bulb.
5. *****HID low beam bulb*****
Release the spring tabs and remove the HID low beam bulb
Disconnect the connector from the bulb
6. *****High beam bulb*****
Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the high beam bulb.
Reverse order to install


Jan 27, 2011 | 2005 Lincoln Town Car

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Open the hood and make sure the car and the lights are off.
Remove the plastic protective cover.There are 3 knobs,turn halfway and pull.Put aside and out of the way.
Remove the three pins that are holding the light assembly in place.These are flat rods with a little bend at the end.
Twist and un-plug the lights,now you can remove the whole lens.
The light bulbs can also be removed and replaced from this point.
Make sure all the bulbs are working before you put it back together.

Mar 13, 2009 | 2000 Lincoln Town Car

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