How to Replace a 2002 Ford Focus Headlight

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How to Replace a 2002 Ford Focus Headlight
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The Ford Focus is Ford's compact economy car and can be seen all over the continental United States. As with any automobile, the Focus needs regular tune-ups, oil changes and maintenance to keep it running well and safely. While not everyone is comfortable giving a car a tune up, there is one job that even the novice can tackle and it can save you quite a bit of money in the process. Replacing a headlight bulb requires little skill -- nothing more than a screwdriver -- and will only take about twenty minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver set
  • Replacement bulb D25

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  1. 1

    Pull your Ford Focus into your garage or driveway and turn off the engine. Apply the parking brake as a precaution whenever you work on an automobile.

  2. 2

    Pop the bonnet and look directly behind the headlight lens. What you are looking at is the headlight assembly. Attached to the back of the assembly is an electrical cable. Pull this free from the assembly by depressing the plastic tabs at its base and pulling it out.

  3. 3

    Reach in and grab the burnt out Focus headlight bulb. You may need to move the assembly a few inches out in order to fit your hand inside. Once you have the bulb, turn it to the left just like any other bulb and remove it from the socket.

  4. 4

    Insert the replacement D25 model headlight bulb and turn it to the right to secure it in place. Reattach the cable to the back of the assembly and close the bonnet.

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