XR Light Fix - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2002, 21:49   #1 (permalink)
Nacho Nacho Man!
 
Venom XR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vic
Age: 41
Posts: 3,514
XR Light Fix

Fixed the broken high beam lamp in the XR today.

My usual dealer decided to have a stock take today so I couldn't pick up my ordered part, and since I needed the lamp ASAP, I drove over to ads favourite dealer, Thompson Ford, who sold me the lamp for $123, $32 cheaper than the quote from my normal dealer!

Anywayz, for those with XRs who may one day break a lamp lens, here's the process:

- Undo the 4 bolts and 2 plastic screws holding the top of the nose cone to the chassis.

- Undo the screws holding the plastic sump guard to the bottom of the nose cone.

- Remove the 3 xmas trees holding the plastic wheel arch guard to the nose cone. You'll most likely break these, so get a few new ones when you get the lamp.

- Undo the nut which allows the end of the nose cone to come away from the front quarter panel.

I'd only broken one lamp on one side, so I just pulled the nose cone away enough to access the broken lamp.

- Remove the wiring from the back of the lamp.

- To remove the lamp from the headlight assembly, use a screwdriver or similar to pry the lamp away from the 3 white plastic lugs which are connected to the 2 adusting screws, and 1 anchor screw. don't worry if you damage/break them, you'll get new ones with the lamp.

- Don't pop the white lugs on the new lamp, they need to be on the adusting/anchor screws first.

- Remove the old rubber cover from the back of the original lamp, and put it on your new lamp - saves mucking about putting holes in the new rubber cover.

- Just pop the lamp on the plastic lugs, and you're done!

- Refit nose cone, as per reverse of above steps.

Here are some pics.
__________________
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for a life. - Andrew Brown
Venom XR is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-31-2002, 21:50   #2 (permalink)
Nacho Nacho Man!
 
Venom XR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vic
Age: 41
Posts: 3,514


__________________
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for a life. - Andrew Brown
Venom XR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2002, 03:24   #3 (permalink)
BSR
 
XLR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,279
While you had the nose cone off why didnt you go and get the pursuit nose cone fitted??
__________________
BSR DJ

12/03 FPV GT 725
XLR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2002, 03:48   #4 (permalink)
Nacho Nacho Man!
 
Venom XR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vic
Age: 41
Posts: 3,514
Hahaha, yes, I wondering what to do with that spare few grand I had lying around...

I'm hoping someone will do a Pursuit ute-ish nose cone extension soon - wait and see.
__________________
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for a life. - Andrew Brown
Venom XR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2002, 06:48   #5 (permalink)
1 bad 302
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Perth W.A.
Age: 67
Posts: 963
VenomXR, it's a pain, eh. My son had to fix one of his headlights 2 weeks ago on his AUII XR8 ute. Don't know about you, but he drew blood. Either he is just like his dad (me), or it's cause his hands are just too big. 6' 4" and solid to go with it.

Just glad it wasn't mine.
dragonV8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2002, 05:58   #6 (permalink)
Nacho Nacho Man!
 
Venom XR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vic
Age: 41
Posts: 3,514
I got scratches, but no blood.
__________________
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for a life. - Andrew Brown
Venom XR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2002, 15:11   #7 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Venom:
Did you try seeing if the lamp was cheaper aftermarket from the Hella dogalog?
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2002, 19:59   #8 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
VenomXR,
Good job on posting the piccies and a step by step guide on how to pull the bumper apart from get to the lights. Just hope it won't happen to me. "Touch's Wood".
Looks pretty straight forward to do after seeing the piccies.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yellow Light: Go or no go? thecause17 The Pub 68 05-20-2004 18:28
BA Falcon Interior Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 5 09-16-2003 19:12
XR Fog Light Button wanted AUIIIXR6VCT Australian Falcons 5 05-29-2003 00:09
Falcon XR – Game On RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 07-29-2002 21:10
red light for dials on AU2 series XR dkmaj General Tech 0 07-09-2001 09:22

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:19.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.