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« on: March 02, 2010, 09:28:12 PM »



HOW TO... change the headlamp & high beam bulbs on a ford Mondeo.


The following is for reference only, any advise given is kindly done so by enthuasists and not motoring professionals. neither A.P.E.S. nor myself accept any responsibilty for damage/injury caused by members to themselves /vehicles when following this HOW TO... all work carried out is done so at their own discretion.  
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Tools required...

Long flat blade screwdriver
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ratchet, long extension bar and a T30 torque bit.

Pop the bonnet and positon bonnet stay securely.
Now remove the 3 black push plugs securing the plastic cover around bonnet catch.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 09:32:36 PM »

Next remove the 2 bolts securing the front grill and lift off.. you'll need to ease open the clips to release it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 09:34:31 PM »

Now remove the 3 bolts securing the headlight unit...
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 09:37:20 PM »

Next.. remove the main connector block.
Tilt the unit forward at the top and gentle ease out.... then as it clears bodywork remove the indicator connector.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 09:40:44 PM »

Now lay the headlight lens down on the small platform on front of body work ...or on a bench.
Ease the wire retainer off the back plate and remove backplate.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 09:44:21 PM »

Now to remove the bulb connector, release the wire retainer clip and remove the bulb.
When refitting the new bulb DO NOT touch the glass part of the bulb with bare fingers... the grease/dirt on you fingers will damage the glass.

See last picture for the High/pass bulb.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 09:46:03 PM »

Refitting is a reversal of the previous.... make sure the headlight is back in it's original position before securing bolts..  Wink
You have just saved yourself a garage bill of 50.00 +
And feel better for it..  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 09:54:43 PM »

Mondeos are one of the biggest pains in the butt for changing the headlight...and why oh why do the bulbs have to go in the rain..then you got to stand outside..miserable...while that last screw just turns and turns and does not release? Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 09:57:59 PM »

PMSL.... that's why I have an Estima..  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 10:43:10 PM »

PMSL.... that's why I have an Estima..  Tongue


yeah but i have an esty with no sidelights...cause they are an even bigger pain to get too!
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 10:52:31 PM »

Lol.. the ones in the bumper... not that hard.. better if you ahve small hands..  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 11:08:13 PM »

Lol.. the ones in the bumper... not that hard.. better if you ahve small hands..  Wink

Even I can reach them Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 11:11:51 PM »

ok so just too much hassle to do them so far then..lol
anyone know what bulbs I need...if I order them....then i may have to visit mince..lol( as he has small hands ) :-p
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010, 11:18:12 PM »

not sure... 21w single filament 12v bulbs... but don't know the size code..

I think  THESE are the right ones.. Huh?
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 11:23:53 PM »

not sure... 21w single filament 12v bulbs... but don't know the size code..

I think  THESE are the right ones.. Huh?


Not on an Emmy mk1, think they're peanut style but to be honest it would be best to take one out and visit Halfords across the road from me and compare.

Might be worth a laugh asking them if they have bulbs for an Estima first Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 11:25:26 PM »

not sure... 21w single filament 12v bulbs... but don't know the size code..

I think  THESE are the right ones.. Huh?


Not on an Emmy mk1, think they're peanut style but to be honest it would be best to take one out and visit Halfords across the road from me and compare.

Might be worth a laugh asking them if they have bulbs for an Estima first Tongue



so a visit to you John then over to halfrauds?
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 11:28:38 PM »

Lol...  I avoid Halfrauds like the plague... Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 11:33:14 PM »

Lol...  I avoid Halfrauds like the plague... Tongue

Cheaper than going anywhere else for bulbs, it's less than 1/4 mile from my house Tongue

so a visit to you John then over to halfrauds?

Easiest way to get the right bulb Grin
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 08:42:38 PM »

Motorfactors is another 1/4 mile away... so drive past Halfrauds to get to factors.. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 09:57:36 PM »

Lol...  I avoid Halfrauds like the plague... Tongue

Likewise! :Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2010, 01:13:12 AM »

Motorfactors is another 1/4 mile away... so drive past Halfrauds to get to factors.. Wink

Half**ds is actually so close to my house I could actually go there convince them that parts from cars in this country do fit imports and get home before I'd been served at the local factors.......or just walk there and save the fuel instead Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2010, 01:25:28 AM »

I am not walking...we can go in my car! :-)
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2010, 02:00:58 AM »

I am not walking...we can go in my car! :-)

Don't worry I only go by foot when my bus is already broken, we'll go in mine as I'll have a bit under the wheel arch off of yours Cool
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