>Replacing a Ford Focus headlight requires disconnecting the battery, loosening the assembly and replacing the bulb from the housing. The process requires standard hand tools and a minor understanding of the car's electrical system.
When a headlight gets damaged the view at night will be obstructed. Water can also get into the housing and cause further electrical damage to its components. Replacement will require the housing to come off of the car and be sealed back in. The following instructions explain how to safely do so.
- Disconnect the battery
- Locate the housing
- Remove the mounting screws
- Inspect replacement headlight
- Install the headlight
- Install new bulbs
- Check the seal
- Reconnect the battery
The headlight will still be receiving power from the battery, disconnect it to avoid shock.
Find the back of the housing in the engine compartment. Once found disconnect the electrical connectors.
The mounting screws are mounted through the top of the engine compartment. Loosen them and pull the headlight housing outwards.
Before installing the new unit inspect it to ensure the fitment will be correct.
Properly align the headlight into it's position. Screw the headlight into place.
Before connecting the harness install a new bulb. Then reconnect the harness from the car.
The headlight has a rubber seal around it. Be sure the seal stays in place as it protects the electrical connections from getting wet.
Reconnect the battery and test out the light.