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Old 02-07-2013, 01:23 PM
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i now know why

i bought my truck with several bulbs burned out. one of them was the drivers side far outside front lower corner parking light bulb. i now know why it was never fixed.......


how the heck do you get to it?

tried from under neeth.... nope
pulled the battery and air intake.... nope

anyone have a trick to getting a fat hand down in a small hole and around a corner?
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pull the bezel 2 screws and 2 11 nuts. but i can fit my hand in there if i pull the battery
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What Terry said. MUUUUCHH easier just pulling the bezel out.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:09 PM
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Re: i now know why

Where are the 2 nuts?
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Where are the 2 nuts?
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They are behind the headlights. I know very vague, it is kind of hard to describe where they exactly are. If you feel around through the radiator support, you should feel them. One is close to the radiator the other is on the opposite side of the headlight, if that makes sense? They are kind of a pain to get to.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:09 PM
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I think the ford engineer who designed the headlight assembly on the OBS should be beaten with a rusty strand of barbed wire.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:12 AM
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Where are the 2 nuts?
if you don't know maybe you should ask your wife

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They are behind the headlights. I know very vague, it is kind of hard to describe where they exactly are. If you feel around through the radiator support, you should feel them. One is close to the radiator the other is on the opposite side of the headlight, if that makes sense? They are kind of a pain to get to.
like he said.... take the battery out and at the end of each battery tray there is a hole in the radiator support and through that hole is the nut
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:19 AM
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if you don't know maybe you should ask your wife



don't worry i got you



like he said.... take the battery out and at the end of each battery tray there is a hole in the radiator support and through that hole is the nut
Çool man ill check it out when.i get home. Thanks guys
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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Çool man ill check it out when.i get home. Thanks guys
Yep... they are a PITA. The headlamp lens is on the grill support, while the bezel, parking lights, and turn signal lenses are a separate unit. Each bezel/parking/turn assembly on my 97 has 4 fasteners. The two screws on top are obvious. The other two are nuts on the bottom of the assembly, one towards each side of the assembly. The radiator support panel is basically two sheets. The nuts are behind the forward sheet, and are accessed from the rear through holes in the rear sheet. If you feel around in the holes on the rear radiator support sheet, you should feel the light assembly studs and nuts. The inboard nut and stud is easier to find. The outboard stud and nut is at the same height, but hidden in a smaller hole towards the fender. An inspection mirror might help locating them. Have a magnetic pickup tool handy when you're removing or installing. I used a stubby ratchet w/ flex handle; can't remember if I used a deep socket or not. I had my batteries out, and would remove them if I were just changing bulbs.

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