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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-11-05, 09:01 PM
T T
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headlight help needed

just bought a '98 & i'd like to replace the headlights. they are really
cloudy looking. i was thinking of getting the crystal clear ones instead
of the type that came on the 98's. looked to see if i could remove the
lights myself, but not sure whats involved. looks like 4 screws. any
suggestions? thanx......T T

 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-05, 11:01 PM
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Re: headlight help needed


Haynes manual? I think mine has a detail on howto remove/replace the
lights. If you dont have one, the manual is worth the 10-20 bucks...

T T wrote:

> just bought a '98 & i'd like to replace the headlights. they are really
> cloudy looking. i was thinking of getting the crystal clear ones instead
> of the type that came on the 98's. looked to see if i could remove the
> lights myself, but not sure whats involved. looks like 4 screws. any
> suggestions? thanx......T T
>

 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 12:02 PM
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Re: headlight help needed

I would also recommend getting a repair manual, but usually you can go
to your local library and print off for free which sections you'll
need. I've used a Haynes, but I wasn't very happy with it.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: headlight help needed

In article <27712-42FC0978-276@storefull-3351.bay.webtv.net>, T T wrote:
> just bought a '98 & i'd like to replace the headlights. they are really
> cloudy looking. i was thinking of getting the crystal clear ones instead
> of the type that came on the 98's. looked to see if i could remove the
> lights myself, but not sure whats involved. looks like 4 screws. any
> suggestions? thanx......T T


The screws are for aiming. You have to remove the corner lamps and then
depress the little plastic tabs on the things the screws go into while
pulling forward on the headlamp. It's a bit of a pain.

I got '98 cobra head lamps (aftermarket) they are pretty good. I got most
of the performance increase from using good bulbs and putting in relays
so the lamps got full battery/alt power.

Ford's headlamp design isn't that great, so if you just stay away from
the riceboy stuff you shouldn't end up with something worse beam pattern
wise.


 
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