How To: 1987-1991 Ford F-Series Headlight Assembly Replacement

The headlights on my 1990 Ford F-250 were looking pretty bad. 28 years of sun does a number on plastic. Besides the fading and clouding, the housings were broken, so it wasn’t worth just restoring the headlights. If you want to replace your headlights, here’s a guide.

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Open the hood and disconnect and/or remove the bulbs from the headlights.

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Remove the plastic cover over the top of the headlights and grille by removing the 13 plastic pins.

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Unscrew the center and then pull the rest out.

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Remove the grille by squeezing the four tabs at the corners from the rear. There may also be a screw holding it on.

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Now that the grille it out, it’s time to remove the headlights.

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On the inside of the core support, towards the outside of the truck, remove the two nuts on studs going into the headlight assembly.

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Towards the center of the truck, from the front, remove the two nuts.

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The two nuts are screwed onto this piece.

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Remove the bolt.

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The headlight assembly should now pull right out of the truck. There’s a huge difference between a brand new headlight and a nearly 3-decade-old one.

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My truck, and possibly yours, now has a new set of eyes! Looks so much better than the old ones.


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