Ford Headlight Buyer's Guide
Ford headlight assemblies should last the lifetime of the vehicle. But sometimes they can fail. When that happens, it’s important to address the issue ASAP. Driving with a broken headlight at night is pretty dangerous for you and other drivers.
If you own a Ford vehicle with a bad headlight, this is the right place for you. This buyer’s guide will help you navigate the issue.
What’s Wrong With Your Headlights?
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Have you noticed issues with your Ford’s headlights? The first thing to do is to find out exactly what’s wrong with it. It’s better to hone in on the malfunctioning part and fix or replace it instead of replacing the entire headlight assembly. This post lists the most common Ford headlight problems:
- Burned out headlight bulbs
- Headlights working intermittently
- Difficulty switching between the low and high beams
The post also explains how to troubleshoot each problem. More specifically, if you drive an F-150 and are struggling with your low beams, this article is for you.
How To Replace Your Ford’s Headlights
Did you know that it’s possible to replace your Ford’s headlights at home? Headlights are pretty much plug and play parts. There’s no major wiring involved. A lot of car owners are intimidated by the idea of replacing their car’s headlights, but it’s much easier than it sounds. All you need are some basic tools and a good model-specific tutorial. We put together a tutorial for replacing the headlights on a Crown Victoria.
Should You Get OEM Replacement Headlights Or Are Aftermarket Headlights Fine?
Before you can replace the headlight on your Ford, you need a replacement unit first. If you’re trying to decide between OEM and aftermarket replacement headlights, this comparison guide should help you. It concludes that OEM headlights are a better and safer investment because:
- OEM headlights are built with high quality materials
- OEM headlights are designed to your Ford’s specifications
- OEM headlights are easier to install
- OEM Ford headlights come with a good manufacturer’s warranty
- OEM headlights aren’t always expensive