Replacing the headlight assembly in thу Ford Ranger yourself is very easy. This DIY project is surprisingly simple, and you can upgrade the headlight assembly of your Ford Ranger in just a few minutes by following this Ford Ranger headlight assembly replacement guide.
Besides changing the stock headlight assembly to improve the aesthetic appeal, the main reason behind the emphasis on replacing a broken headlight quickly is your safety.
If the headlights of your Ford Ranger are not working, it can be fatal for you, your passengers, and other people on the road. Not taking the situation seriously can also cause you to be arrested by the police because driving with a faulty headlight is illegal.
Aftermarket Light Bulbs: Upgrade Options
There are a lot of options for you to choose the headlight bulb and assembly for your Ford Ranger. All these high-quality lights ensure your safety by providing brighter lights, and they can bear harsh conditions like high temperatures and rain.
You can choose the halogen, xenon, HID, or LED bulbs according to your requirement.
Ford Ranger was introduced in 1983 and is still considered a practical and efficient vehicle. It’s a sturdy and reliable vehicle, but with continuous use, the bulbs and lens start aging, and they should be replaced after a certain period.
Step by Step Guide for 2011 Ford Ranger Headlight Assembly Replacement:
In this guide, we will show you how to remove or replace the headlight assembly in the Ford Ranger. By following these steps, you can also access the headlight bulb and turn signals.
Required Tools for Ford Ranger headlight Kit Replacement:
For this upgrade, you will need a few very basic tools
- New headlight assembly
- 5.5mm socket
- Socket extension
The Process of Headlight Assembly Replacement
Start by lifting and propping the hood.
Move to the headlight you want to replace,
Above the headlight, you can see 3 5.5mm bolts holding the headlight firmly. Remove these bolts.
Remove the plastic cover from the top of the headlight. Under the cover at the backside, there are two metal tabs, one on the right and one on the left side. Pull the right tab upward but do not lock it by moving it all the way up; instead, let it sit at the floating-point. Now do the same for the left metal tab.
Try to pull the headlight out. If it does not come out easily, wiggle the metal tabs a bit.
At the back of the assembly, there are sockets for turn signals and headlights (low beam and high beam). Twist these sockets counterclockwise and take the bulbs out. If you want to replace any bulb, you can remove the old one and install the new one quickly.
If you want to replace the headlight assembly, install the sockets in the new assembly and mount it back by lining up the sockets into the openings. After lining the headlight, lock the tabs to fix it in place and reinstall the plastic cover.