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Old 02-03-2011, 16:25   #1 (permalink)
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Basic question on 2001 Grand Marquis - I hope

Hello everyone!
I just bought my wife a 2001 grand marquis. The headlight assembly and cornering lamps assembly have a ton of fog, yellowing, and water droplets in them. I want to buy some replacements on eBay and install them. Are these fairly easy to install? Are there any instructions out there? I know one of the first things to do with any new headlights, especially from eBay, is to seal them with silicone. So, before I order these things can you guys give me some pointers on how to replace them? I replaced the headlights and adjusted them in a friend’s mustang about 2 years ago and I remember that being pretty simple. Any help would be appreciated. I would hate to buy these only to find out that the whole front end has to come off to install them or something.
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Old 02-03-2011, 16:51   #2 (permalink)
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The headlights are VERY easy to replace. Open the hood, remove the black front cover in front of the radiator (3 clips), Pull 2 retainers behind the headlight and unplug the wires.
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I think you are talking about just replacing the bulbs. I want to replace both headlight assemblies, and cornering light assemblies. Both are yellowed and leak. I will of course install new bulbs. I appreciate the help, and perhaps I am misunderstanding what you are saying and you are telling me how to replace the whole headlight assembly lenses unit and corner lenses unit. I guess I should say, I want to replace the lenses.
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To replace the bulbs you only have to remove the upper panel. To remove the headlights you pull the 2 retainers. They're black with a bent top to pull them. Here's on a Crown Vic which are very similar. 1999 Crown Victoria - Headlight removal
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To replace the bulbs you only have to remove the upper panel. To remove the headlights you pull the 2 retainers. They're black with a bent top to pull them. Here's on a Crown Vic which are very similar. 1999 Crown Victoria - Headlight removal
So, to remove the assembly I would just need to pull that retaining strap. Looks pretty simple. What about the corner lenses, anything special I should know there. Much appreciated!
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For the side marker, there's a screw outside and a nut inside the panel behind the headlight.
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Fantastic! Thanks so much. I can buy with confidence now!
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Thanks for the help everyone. I just got the headlights in. How do you adjust them though? Or do they come preset or something? The mustang I installed headlights on had a hex screw at the top, these don't have anything like that. Thanks in advance!
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There are 2 adjusters on each headlight. One for up & down and the other for side to side. They are thethreaded posts that stick through the clips in the back. You'll see a nut like on the ends. I believe they are 4 or 5 mm.
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Thanks,
I took a look at my headlights and i see three posts. They rotate in many different directions as well. They have a ring on them. Is it a difference in models? I just don't want to pull these things out and end up with a mess on my hands. I appreciate any advice.
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