Ford Fiesta Bulb Size

Ford Fiesta Bulb Size Chart

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Headlight Bulb High Beam
H1
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
H11
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb
LED
Brake Light Bulb
3157R
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
3157A
License Plate Light Bulb
2825
License Plate Light Bulb
98
Parking Light Bulb
3157A
Tail Light Bulb
3157R
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
3157A
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
921
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
168NA
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
3157A
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
2825
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
98
Dome Light Bulb
2886X
Map Light Bulb
2825
Map Light Bulb
98

For over 40 years, the Ford Fiesta has been one of the most popular little hatchbacks on the planet. As with all cars, there are certain aspects that you may need or want to change, and the light bulbs around the vehicle are the most common.

The Ford Fiesta is a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in Cologne, Germany between 1976 and 1980. It was also built in Belgium (Hoboken plant), South Africa (Rhodesia plant when it was still operating), and Brazil.

There are a number of different internal light bulbs that can be replaced in a Ford Fiesta.

The first bulb to consider replacing is the license plate light, which is located on the rear near the left tail light. It uses a P21W or 1056 lamp, depending on whether it’s for cars with single or double filament rear lights.

The next bulb to consider replacing is the high-mount brake light located at the spoiler level of the car.

This uses either 1156/AP21W or 3057/BP5W lamps. These lamps may be found in several configurations: 2 filament (dual), 1 dual and 1 single, and 2 singles all wired into one socket. If you have just one 12v bulb still in the socket then your wiring is intact.

If you have 2 bulbs, one of which is burned out, then you will need to replace the entire assembly.

The third bulb to be replaced is also a brake light at the spoiler level of the car. This uses either 1156/AP21W or 3057/BP5W lamps. These lamps may be found in several configurations: 2 filament (dual), 1 dual and 1 single, and 2 singles all wired into one socket.

If you have just one 12v bulb still in the socket then your wiring is intact. If you have 2 bulbs, one of which is burned out, then you will need to replace the entire assembly.

The fourth bulb to consider replacing for Ford Fiesta Bulb is the center brake light at the spoiler. This uses either 1156/AP21W or 3057/BP5W lamps, depending on whether it’s for cars with single or double filament rear lights.

The fifth bulb that can be replaced in a Ford Fiesta Bulb is the side marker light at the front and near the driver-side tail light. It uses a 194 lamp.

The sixth and final bulb to replace for car owners who want to keep their Ford Fiesta running smoothly involves replacing the tail light assembly, which includes 3 bulbs: taillight, ground, and backup (reverse) light.

The taillight has 2 bulbs using 1156/AP21W or 3057/BP5W lamps, while the ground bulb uses a 194 lamp. The backup (reverse) light also uses a 1156/AP21W or 3057/BP5W lamp.

Why to replace the bulbs?

In recent years some Ford Fiesta trim levels offer LED headlights, while the others may be HID or halogen, so there is your first reason for replacing them – an upgrade to have LED bulbs all around the vehicle.

Another reason is the lifespan of the older types of bulbs. In general, they do not last for years, so you may end up with a burned bulb, and you need to replace them.

A burnt interior bulb may be a huge problem, but since the exterior lights are designed to improve visibility and signal other vehicles, then having one that is not working is not good.

Advantages to Replacing the Old Bulb with LED

Regardless if you are upgrading or replacing broken bulbs, there are some advantages to using LEDs that you should know about.

LED bulbs shine brighter than regular halogen or HID bulbs, so in the headlight department, you will have a brighter view in front of your vehicle. Brighter light with lower energy consumption seems impossible, but it is not.

LEDs consume much less power than the other types of bulbs, meaning that your alternator will need to work less to provide electricity to them.

Probably the best advantage is their lifespan. LED bulbs will last five or maybe ten times longer than halogen or HID, making them long-lasting and reliable.

Replacing Headlight Bulbs

Replacing the headlight bulbs is a bit tricky, but nothing to be too concerned about.

Ford Fiesta Headlight Bulbs can be purchased at an auto parts store in any city or town, usually near the automotive section.

Headlight Bulbs are designed to last for several years (160,000 miles), but may burn out earlier due to poor maintenance (improper driving/poor quality gas) or after being left on when not in use (people forget that they leave their lights on). It is always best practice to replace them before they burn out.

When replacing Headlight Bulb it is important to turn off all interior and exterior lights in your car. This includes headlights, brake lights, taillights, hazard lights, and main beam headlights.

Also, ensure the ignition is turned off so don’t damage anything with sparks.

You should also have a rag at the ready to securely hold your headlight bulb.

To replace a Headlight Bulb, you must remove the plastic covering. To do this, simply insert a flat-head screwdriver into the groove between the cover and car’s body panel and gently pry it open from one side to another.

Make sure nothing falls down behind your dashboard as you perform this process. Once done, slowly pull out the old Bulb by holding onto its base (do not touch any glass or metal parts).

The rubber gloves will prevent any oils from your hands transferring over to the new part and potentially causing an electrical fault, which can result in injury or even death if wires are exposed use.

Next, insert the new Headlight Bulb into your car’s engine compartment and twist it clockwise to lock it into place. You can then reattach the plastic cover by inserting a screwdriver into the groove on one side and slowly pushing it back onto the body panel until you hear a clicking noise. It should sit flush against your car once done correctly.

Finally, turn on your headlights and ensure they work properly now that they have been replaced with brand new Headlights Bulbs from an auto parts store.

Good job… you just replaced a Headlight Bulb!

Generations

  1. First generation (1976–1983)
  2. Second generation (1983–1989)
  3. Third generation (1989–1997)
  4. Fourth generation (1995–2002)
  5. Fifth generation (2002–2008)
  6. Sixth generation (2009–2019)
  7. Seventh generation (2017–present)

Bulb replacement

Replacing a headlamp old man a Ford Fiesta this is a 2010 model so the low beam is out to the dipping so in there the would be replacing and if you look at the back very limited space there so what we will be looking to do is make more room loosen this one here loosen this one here and remove this plastic button clip here now let’s remove this clip here to allow enough room for the front bumper to come forward with these two out there and there you will then.

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5 thoughts on “Ford Fiesta Bulb Size”

  1. It appears hat there is some confusion here due to, I think, to not defining exactly what the 2019 Fiesta model is referred to.
    It appears that mid year model 2019 Fiestas take a H15 bulb which has both main beam and driving light in the same bulb.
    Thus the connector has three pins rather than the two shown in the video.
    I think this is called a Mk8 Fiesta.

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  2. By the way, The Ford user manual tells you that the 2019 Headlight bulb is either H15 or H1.
    But it does not provide any more detail than that.
    So you will need to do further research to establish which one is relevant to a particular 2019 Fiesta.
    The later 2019 Fiestas appear to be Mk8 and require a H15 High beam bulb which has a Driving light incorporated in it.
    The other option mentioned in the Ford manual is a H1 High beam bulb which does not appear to be anything other than a high beam bulb.
    So I suppose that will be referring to a Mk7 Fiesta.

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