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post #1 of 8 Old 11-25-2008, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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headlight removal?

Hey guys, I'm just trying to change out the parking light bulbs in my 05 f-350 and it seems as if you have to take out the headlight to do so. I took a quick look at it and it looked like you have to take out 4 bolts, two of which are nearly impossible to get at. Anyways, I figured before I dove in I would see if anyone could offer some help on how to get these things out!

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I'm not sure on the later models, so here's a bump.

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Top two bolts and bottom two screws. A long skinny phillips head works well, have a pole magnet handy to stick in there as soon as it's almost out so you don't drop it.

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I just did this. If you cant get to the bottom screws with a 1/4 drive loosen the 4 bolts that bolt the bumper to the tow hooks. The bumper will not fall it will just rest on the tow hooks. Pull four bolts otu and your dont. I am pretty sure you can get to the bottom bolts with 1/4 drive sockets. At least my truck you can and i just did it this weekend.

Damn maintain that truck blows some serious smoke; my god.

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I just did this. If you cant get to the bottom screws with a 1/4 drive loosen the 4 bolts that bolt the bumper to the tow hooks. The bumper will not fall it will just rest on the tow hooks. Pull four bolts otu and your dont. I am pretty sure you can get to the bottom bolts with 1/4 drive sockets. At least my truck you can and i just did it this weekend.
Are the 05+ headlights held in with 8mm's or something? Ours are held in with phillip head screws and they worked on my 06 lights. JW...

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Damn maintain that truck blows some serious smoke; my god.
And that pic was at 3400 rpm's, not just taking off

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Are the 05+ headlights held in with 8mm's or something? Ours are held in with phillip head screws and they worked on my 06 lights. JW...



And that pic was at 3400 rpm's, not just taking off
I think it was actually a 5.5 mm socket but for the bottom ones I used a 6 mm deep socket. I had a lot of stuff apart on my truck so i could be confusing the socket sizes. its just 4 small bolts. Def no phillips heads screws here. Did that smoke is insane. 3400 rpms; I hate to see the smoke when that thing leaves the line. Awesome picture and truck I am slightly jealous; I am not going to lie.

I dunno about your setup but if you cant get the lower bolts back in the hole put a piece of paper on the nut before you put it in the socket. it will hold the bolt on the socket so you can put it on the hole without it falling out. Worked for me but i can reach the botttom bolts by reaching around from under the bumper as well.

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Ya, I was hoping I wouldn't have to mess with the bumper but I guess it is what it is lol. You'd think they would make something like changing a bulb a little easier ya know. Thanks for the help.

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from the picture of your truck I dont think you will have to loosen the bumper, I didnt on my 05 F350 but i did on the F550 dump, if you can get socket nutdriver in their your fine. It also helps to take the 4 screws out of the top of the grille, to give you more wiggle room with the lights.

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