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1997 f150 headlights..build date jan. 96

 
Old 03-13-2019, 06:23 PM
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Well we have a difference of opinion I guess.. I triple checked this..the only difference is the inboard adjustment retainer.. I did not notice that initially..just swap them for correct retainment ( which I did today). a picture of the 2002 headlight in the pre 6/96 attached..(Which is what I think we are really concerned about) checked the fitment with the pre 6/96 light in the 2002 and it was the same..(could not take a picture because the housing is not removable!) in my case they are interchangeable..alignment was not an issue..as you can see horizontal adjustment has alot of leeway..as does vertical...The ONLY difference that I could see is the inboard adjustment screw set/nut/retainer..which can be swapped

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Old 03-13-2019, 08:03 PM
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by the way.. the same person I bought from is selling another NOS 1997 (early) headlight and housing..apparently has another one.. same as the one I bought and received.. very nice! and really fast shipped..has great feedback for these BTW... https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-OEM-For...cAAOSwjR5ch8fQ

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:17 PM
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I'm not sure what the deal is then... maybe the Lightning headlight sockets are in a different position than the regular F150/Expy headlights. There was absolutely no way in hell that was going in there, or they would be on the truck right now.
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problem loading picts..check next post

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.well..top photo is a lightning lamp advertised as for 1997 2003 F150 lightning,,major differences! No wonder you could not fit that ( if the same) in a regular F150!..maybe problem solved! So..just the lightning headlight wont work I guess..all others from what I found are interchangeable..

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