Ford F-350 is a heavy-duty pickup, and many enthusiasts choose to upgrade the stock or factory-supplied, headlight assembly with a better aftermarket assembly. The reasons behind this upgrade are very simple.
First of all, these aftermarket LEDs, Xenon lights, or LIDs are brighter and can show you everything on the road clearly so you can avoid any potential hazards. Second, headlight assemblies enhance the look of your truck.
Ford F-350 headlight assembly replacement guide can help you upgrade headlight assembly easily and efficiently. By following this guide, you can replace the headlight assembly at home by yourself and can save yourself around $100. The whole process will take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes.
Advantages of Upgrading to LED/HID Technology:
- This new technology is environmentally friendly.
- New headlights have an extended lifespan, and you will not have to change them for long periods.
- The light helps to lessen travel fatigue.
- The quality of headlights protects you from glare.
Step by Step Process to Replace 2017 Ford F-30 Headlight Assembly
Replacing the stock headlight assembly with the aftermarket one is quite common. Looking at this giant’s sturdy outlook, it feels like a daunting task to make this upgrade, but it appears to be a very simple process, and you can do it all by yourself. All you need is some basic technical knowledge and required tools.
Tools Required to Replace Ford F-350 Headlight Assembly:
- New headlight assembly
- Socket extension
- Flathead screwdriver
After taking all the safety measures like wearing gloves, glasses and turning your vehicle off (make sure the engine bay is not heated or you will burn yourself), follow the steps mentioned below.
The replacement process starts from the hood, so open the hood and prop it up.
A sea of components will appear before your eyes, do not get anxious and focus on the radiation panel cover right above the grill.
The panel is held by many pop clips, remove these clips to remove the radiation panel. Keep all the clips, screws, and bolts safe we will need them when putting everything back in place.
Underneath the radiation panel, you will see eight 10mm bolts. Remove these bolts, and do not get impatient because there are a lot of bolts and clips you will have to remove during this process.
After removing those bolts, the grill will become a little loose, but keep in mind that there are a lot of clips at the middle and bottom portion of the grill that keeps it in place. So after removing the bolts, pull the grill outwards with some force to unmount it.
Removing the grill will give us access to the headlight. Now we can remove the bolts holding the headlight bracket. There are two 10mm bolts at the side, one at the top, and another one is hidden under a rubber layer at the bottom side of the headlight.
If you face a problem reaching the last bolt under the rubber, you might have to lower the bumper a bit by utilizing two bolts present at the fender well. Use these bolts only to lower the bumper and do not remove them because the bumper is heavy.
Now you can pull the headlight out and unplug all the harnesses connected to it.
Put the new headlight assembly in its place and connect the power cables.
Put everything back in its place and safely close the components. The job is done!
Headlights are automotive jewelry. Correct fitment coupled with the right choice of technology will turn your vehicle into a shining gem.
Official sources of fitment information – https://sylvania-automotive.com and https://www.automotivebulbfinder.com/philips/