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Old 02-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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I'm trying to change the headlights on my 2012 XLT. Does the harness just pull out from the bulb or does it unclip somewhere? I can't seem to get it disconnected. Thanks in advance!
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On my 2010, they turn and pull out of the housing. Then the bulbs pull out of the plugin.
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Got them out of the housing just fine. I just can't get them unplugged from connector. I'm afraid it will snap if I force it
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Fords are sticky sometimes, try pushing it in tighter then push tab and pull. If that doesnt work use a small flat head screw driver and go from the opposite end of the push tab and lightly push it up.
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ha, I had the same issue, take channel locks and rotate them and you will be surprised how easy they come.... firm not death grip though
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ha, I had the same issue, take channel locks and rotate them and you will be surprised how easy they come.... firm not death grip though
That's what I did. Stupid things are really tight
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Ridiculously tight. Just be rough on them
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Okay just so I'm clear there is no clip or anything I need to release before pulling the bulb out?
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to remove from housing twist the 2 ears counterclockwise about a 1/4 turn then they will come out of housing. To remove the bulb from wiring put a small flat tip under the lock tab and pry up slightly then pull.
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Fords are sticky sometimes, try pushing it in tighter then push tab and pull. If that doesnt work use a small flat head screw driver and go from the opposite end of the push tab and lightly push it up.
^This. If you actually push the bulb holder IN against the wiring harness end piece this will relieve the friction between the two parts. Then depress the tab and pull firmly.
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