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Old 09-13-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
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1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles

My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What does
it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace the
bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?

Thanks!
Bob
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Old 09-13-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement


"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
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> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>
> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What
> does
> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace
> the
> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>
> Thanks!
> Bob


On my 1996 Explorer V8 ~18k miles, there are some "flaps" on each side
(and just foward) of the radiator that you can accesss you headlight
bulbs. Lift the hood, lift the flaps, twist the bulb holder and
replace the bulb. Don't touch the new bulb with you hands.

The only time I have ever been stopped by a cop in my Explorer was
when it have ~500 miles on it and a cop stopped me for a burned out
headlight. That has been the only headlight that I have had to
replace. I carry a spare in my jack compartment. You should be able
to get these bulbs at your local auto parts store.



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Old 09-18-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.

It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
without, but it wasn't easy.

"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>
> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What does
> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace the
> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>
> Thanks!
> Bob



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Old 09-18-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
Alan Moorman@visi.com
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!

I did. For an hour or more.

Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!




On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net> wrote:

>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
>
>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
>without, but it wasn't easy.
>
>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>>
>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What does
>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace the
>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Bob

>




Alan Moorman

The only reason some people get lost in thought
is because it's unfamiliar territory.

Paul Fix

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Old 09-18-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

I may have the same problem of sorts.

My 96 EB AWD also has the left lowbeam out. The highbeam is fine. I
replaced the bulb and got nada.

Checked continuity on old bulb and it was fine. Continuity on new bulb is
fine. Fuses are fine, but getting no current to lowbeam wire (white/grn
stripe)

Any Ideas?

Vito

<Alan Moorman@visi.com> wrote in message
news:eo9ri11vh4pk59tcklr2rajor9p8jbofkn@4ax.com...
> Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!
>
> I did. For an hour or more.
>
> Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
>>
>>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
>>without, but it wasn't easy.
>>
>>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
>>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
>>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>>>
>>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What does
>>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace the
>>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
>>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Bob

>>

>
>
>
> Alan Moorman
>
> The only reason some people get lost in thought
> is because it's unfamiliar territory.
>
> Paul Fix
>
> =================================



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Old 09-18-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

Howbout checking voltage.......

Switch your lite switch on/off rapidly a couple of times

Do the same with high/low beam and see if that will clean the contacts
inside switch

Also if you have adjustable steering wheel, turn lites on and adjust
steering wheel high/low, some times a wire gets pushed outta the multi
function switch and will make contact again when adjusting it


"Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
news:rWhXe.12382$Q71.2581@fe02.lga...
> I may have the same problem of sorts.
>
> My 96 EB AWD also has the left lowbeam out. The highbeam is fine. I
> replaced the bulb and got nada.
>
> Checked continuity on old bulb and it was fine. Continuity on new bulb is
> fine. Fuses are fine, but getting no current to lowbeam wire (white/grn
> stripe)
>
> Any Ideas?
>
> Vito
>
> <Alan Moorman@visi.com> wrote in message
> news:eo9ri11vh4pk59tcklr2rajor9p8jbofkn@4ax.com...
> > Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!
> >
> > I did. For an hour or more.
> >
> > Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net>

wrote:
> >
> >>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
> >>
> >>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
> >>without, but it wasn't easy.
> >>
> >>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
> >>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
> >>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
> >>>
> >>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What does
> >>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace the
> >>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
> >>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>> Bob
> >>

> >
> >
> >
> > Alan Moorman
> >
> > The only reason some people get lost in thought
> > is because it's unfamiliar territory.
> >
> > Paul Fix
> >
> > =================================

>
>



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Old 09-18-2005, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

Voltage is 10.88 with engine off to L highbeam and R H/Lbeams.

I'll try try the tilt wheel and switch wiggling..

Vito

"johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
news:UXiXe.39$gT.7442@news.uswest.net...
> Howbout checking voltage.......
>
> Switch your lite switch on/off rapidly a couple of times
>
> Do the same with high/low beam and see if that will clean the contacts
> inside switch
>
> Also if you have adjustable steering wheel, turn lites on and adjust
> steering wheel high/low, some times a wire gets pushed outta the multi
> function switch and will make contact again when adjusting it
>
>
> "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:rWhXe.12382$Q71.2581@fe02.lga...
>> I may have the same problem of sorts.
>>
>> My 96 EB AWD also has the left lowbeam out. The highbeam is fine. I
>> replaced the bulb and got nada.
>>
>> Checked continuity on old bulb and it was fine. Continuity on new bulb
>> is
>> fine. Fuses are fine, but getting no current to lowbeam wire (white/grn
>> stripe)
>>
>> Any Ideas?
>>
>> Vito
>>
>> <Alan Moorman@visi.com> wrote in message
>> news:eo9ri11vh4pk59tcklr2rajor9p8jbofkn@4ax.com...
>> > Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!
>> >
>> > I did. For an hour or more.
>> >
>> > Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net>

> wrote:
>> >
>> >>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
>> >>
>> >>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
>> >>without, but it wasn't easy.
>> >>
>> >>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
>> >>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
>> >>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>> >>>
>> >>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What does
>> >>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace the
>> >>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
>> >>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks!
>> >>> Bob
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Alan Moorman
>> >
>> > The only reason some people get lost in thought
>> > is because it's unfamiliar territory.
>> >
>> > Paul Fix
>> >
>> > =================================

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 09-18-2005, 13:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

Well...the jiggling didn't do anything...still no current to the lowbeam
wire.

Gonna start at the switch and work towards the headlight. There's gotta be
a reason why there's no current


"Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
news:F1jXe.43789$1g2.33522@fe05.lga...
> Voltage is 10.88 with engine off to L highbeam and R H/Lbeams.
>
> I'll try try the tilt wheel and switch wiggling..
>
> Vito
>
> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
> news:UXiXe.39$gT.7442@news.uswest.net...
>> Howbout checking voltage.......
>>
>> Switch your lite switch on/off rapidly a couple of times
>>
>> Do the same with high/low beam and see if that will clean the contacts
>> inside switch
>>
>> Also if you have adjustable steering wheel, turn lites on and adjust
>> steering wheel high/low, some times a wire gets pushed outta the multi
>> function switch and will make contact again when adjusting it
>>
>>
>> "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
>> news:rWhXe.12382$Q71.2581@fe02.lga...
>>> I may have the same problem of sorts.
>>>
>>> My 96 EB AWD also has the left lowbeam out. The highbeam is fine. I
>>> replaced the bulb and got nada.
>>>
>>> Checked continuity on old bulb and it was fine. Continuity on new bulb
>>> is
>>> fine. Fuses are fine, but getting no current to lowbeam wire (white/grn
>>> stripe)
>>>
>>> Any Ideas?
>>>
>>> Vito
>>>
>>> <Alan Moorman@visi.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eo9ri11vh4pk59tcklr2rajor9p8jbofkn@4ax.com...
>>> > Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!
>>> >
>>> > I did. For an hour or more.
>>> >
>>> > Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net>

>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
>>> >>
>>> >>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
>>> >>without, but it wasn't easy.
>>> >>
>>> >>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
>>> >>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
>>> >>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>>> >>>
>>> >>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What
>>> >>> does
>>> >>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace
>>> >>> the
>>> >>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store probably
>>> >>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Thanks!
>>> >>> Bob
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Alan Moorman
>>> >
>>> > The only reason some people get lost in thought
>>> > is because it's unfamiliar territory.
>>> >
>>> > Paul Fix
>>> >
>>> > =================================
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 09-18-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

OK
I tested for continuity between Fuse 4 (wht/lt grn) and the left headlamp
socket by taking the back off the fusebox to get directly at the wire. Got
NO CONTINUITY.

This leads me to believe there is a break in that wire somewhere between the
fusebox and the lamp socket.

So I'll now try a jumper wire from the fusebox to the portion of accessible
wire that I know has continuity...be back shortly.

Vito

"Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
news:8pjXe.12594$Q71.10946@fe02.lga...
> Well...the jiggling didn't do anything...still no current to the lowbeam
> wire.
>
> Gonna start at the switch and work towards the headlight. There's gotta
> be a reason why there's no current
>
>
> "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:F1jXe.43789$1g2.33522@fe05.lga...
>> Voltage is 10.88 with engine off to L highbeam and R H/Lbeams.
>>
>> I'll try try the tilt wheel and switch wiggling..
>>
>> Vito
>>
>> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
>> news:UXiXe.39$gT.7442@news.uswest.net...
>>> Howbout checking voltage.......
>>>
>>> Switch your lite switch on/off rapidly a couple of times
>>>
>>> Do the same with high/low beam and see if that will clean the contacts
>>> inside switch
>>>
>>> Also if you have adjustable steering wheel, turn lites on and adjust
>>> steering wheel high/low, some times a wire gets pushed outta the multi
>>> function switch and will make contact again when adjusting it
>>>
>>>
>>> "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
>>> news:rWhXe.12382$Q71.2581@fe02.lga...
>>>> I may have the same problem of sorts.
>>>>
>>>> My 96 EB AWD also has the left lowbeam out. The highbeam is fine. I
>>>> replaced the bulb and got nada.
>>>>
>>>> Checked continuity on old bulb and it was fine. Continuity on new bulb
>>>> is
>>>> fine. Fuses are fine, but getting no current to lowbeam wire
>>>> (white/grn
>>>> stripe)
>>>>
>>>> Any Ideas?
>>>>
>>>> Vito
>>>>
>>>> <Alan Moorman@visi.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:eo9ri11vh4pk59tcklr2rajor9p8jbofkn@4ax.com...
>>>> > Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!
>>>> >
>>>> > I did. For an hour or more.
>>>> >
>>>> > Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done it
>>>> >>without, but it wasn't easy.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
>>>> >>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
>>>> >>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What
>>>> >>> does
>>>> >>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace
>>>> >>> the
>>>> >>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store
>>>> >>> probably
>>>> >>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and replacement?
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Thanks!
>>>> >>> Bob
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > Alan Moorman
>>>> >
>>>> > The only reason some people get lost in thought
>>>> > is because it's unfamiliar territory.
>>>> >
>>>> > Paul Fix
>>>> >
>>>> > =================================
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 09-18-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Explorer XLT AWD headlight replacement

Do you have autolamps ?????



"Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
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> OK
> I tested for continuity between Fuse 4 (wht/lt grn) and the left headlamp
> socket by taking the back off the fusebox to get directly at the wire.

Got
> NO CONTINUITY.
>
> This leads me to believe there is a break in that wire somewhere between

the
> fusebox and the lamp socket.
>
> So I'll now try a jumper wire from the fusebox to the portion of

accessible
> wire that I know has continuity...be back shortly.
>
> Vito
>
> "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:8pjXe.12594$Q71.10946@fe02.lga...
> > Well...the jiggling didn't do anything...still no current to the lowbeam
> > wire.
> >
> > Gonna start at the switch and work towards the headlight. There's gotta
> > be a reason why there's no current
> >
> >
> > "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
> > news:F1jXe.43789$1g2.33522@fe05.lga...
> >> Voltage is 10.88 with engine off to L highbeam and R H/Lbeams.
> >>
> >> I'll try try the tilt wheel and switch wiggling..
> >>
> >> Vito
> >>
> >> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
> >> news:UXiXe.39$gT.7442@news.uswest.net...
> >>> Howbout checking voltage.......
> >>>
> >>> Switch your lite switch on/off rapidly a couple of times
> >>>
> >>> Do the same with high/low beam and see if that will clean the contacts
> >>> inside switch
> >>>
> >>> Also if you have adjustable steering wheel, turn lites on and adjust
> >>> steering wheel high/low, some times a wire gets pushed outta the multi
> >>> function switch and will make contact again when adjusting it
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Vito" <vitointn@charter.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:rWhXe.12382$Q71.2581@fe02.lga...
> >>>> I may have the same problem of sorts.
> >>>>
> >>>> My 96 EB AWD also has the left lowbeam out. The highbeam is fine. I
> >>>> replaced the bulb and got nada.
> >>>>
> >>>> Checked continuity on old bulb and it was fine. Continuity on new

bulb
> >>>> is
> >>>> fine. Fuses are fine, but getting no current to lowbeam wire
> >>>> (white/grn
> >>>> stripe)
> >>>>
> >>>> Any Ideas?
> >>>>
> >>>> Vito
> >>>>
> >>>> <Alan Moorman@visi.com> wrote in message
> >>>> news:eo9ri11vh4pk59tcklr2rajor9p8jbofkn@4ax.com...
> >>>> > Remove the battery. Don't try without it gone!!!
> >>>> >
> >>>> > I did. For an hour or more.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Finally removed the battery and had it replaced in about 4 minutes!
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:56:16 GMT, "Ed Mann" <edlmann@earthlink.net>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> >
> >>>> >>You need a 9007 bulb, available at any auto store or Wal-Mart.
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >>It may be easier to replace if you remove the battery. I've done

it
> >>>> >>without, but it wasn't easy.
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >>"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
> >>>> >>news:dg88qu$1ck$1@reader1.panix.com...
> >>>> >>> 1996 Explorer XLT AWD - 147,000 miles
> >>>> >>>
> >>>> >>> My driver's side headlight (low beam only) is not working. What
> >>>> >>> does
> >>>> >>> it take to replace it? Is it a sealed beam or can I just replace
> >>>> >>> the
> >>>> >>> bulb? If just a bulb, will my local NAPA or Kragen's store
> >>>> >>> probably
> >>>> >>> carry it? In any case, any advice on it's removal and

replacement?
> >>>> >>>
> >>>> >>> Thanks!
> >>>> >>> Bob
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Alan Moorman
> >>>> >
> >>>> > The only reason some people get lost in thought
> >>>> > is because it's unfamiliar territory.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Paul Fix
> >>>> >
> >>>> > =================================
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>



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