Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector. If you need pix, click on the link below for a link to the write up. If equipped, install the headlamp bulb protective cover. Unplug it and place the new bulb in. You need to lift up on those tabs, they are bent to a 90 degree angle at the top. It's a lot easier to see this process on the passenger side with the coolant reservoir removed. Job done within 10 minutes with no prior experience of Fords.
Turn the lights on and check the bulb operation. Note: I am not a registered charity. Reinstall by reversing removal instructions. To replace the new bulb, never touch it with your bare fingers, as this will greatly shorten the bulb's life … , if it even work's at all. The 3rd in the back looks like an alignment bolt so I was hesitant to screw with it. This ring holds the bulb in place.
Remove the headlamp bulb by pulling it straight out with a gentle up-and-down rocking motion. Next rotate the socket itself a quarter turn. Pull off the three pronged electrical connector and locate the top of metal clip. The halogen bulb contains gas under pressure. Removing the bulb for an extended period of time may affect headlamp bulb performance. Once the bulb has been changed, you want to replace the wire the same way to protect the plastic clip. I don't know what I will do about the plastic clip now, the retaining wire has no tension and I'm afraid the bulb will not remain seated properly.
Oil from your fingers can severely shorten the life of the bulb. Raise the headlamp retainers by pushing rearward and pulling up. The important tip about not touching the 'new' bulb when installing is why some people say the lamps don't last long. First remove the Torx screw holding the bottom of the fibreboard inner wing to the metal part of the wing. Pull straight up on them to release the headlight lenses. A small mirror and a flashlight make this job simple.
I gave up, and took it to a place I think it was Goodyear. Always verify all light bulb sizes, bulb voltage usage and bulb wattage before applying any information found here to your 2008 Ford Expedition. In my case, it caught on the side near the grille. It's not difficult to find, the head faces towards the inside of the wing. They have to be slid all the way up, I slid them up and they kind of stopped at one poition, kind of a detent or something, but then came up further with more pressure, so make sure you get it past the first stop. The bulb may shatter if the gas envelope is scratched or if the bulb is dropped.
Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. To remove the wire, push the wire down and towards the passenger side of the car, it will dislodge and you can then lower it to remove the bulb. Having just purchased a 2002 Ford Focus I found that the passenger side headlight had gone. Turn the lights on and check the bulb operation. That goes to the lightbulb.
Push forward and then down. Install a new bulb into the headlamp assembly. The retainer wire is held in place on the bottom by a screw and clip on the bottom and is locked into a plastic clip on top. Look closely, and there is a notch in the top of the otherwise round cutout. Install a new bulb into the headlamp assembly.
Grab the bulb, and pull it straight out. They are vertically oriented with a 90 degree bend at the top. Engage the retainers by gently pushing dow. Contaminants may enter the headlamp where they can settle on the lens and reflector. On the left side of the computer screen click on owner guides. Remove bulb from headlight housing. Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers.
Less than 5 minutes for both bulbs. The halogen bulb contains gas under pressure. It's very easy to do once you can see the top of the clip. Avoid touching the glass envelope. I believe the bulbs pull straight out. Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers.