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2011 to 2015 f250 led headlight bulb replacement instructions
my f250 headlight bulb replacement instructions come from first hand experience installing new led bulbs in my truck. after replacing the headlights on my wife’s 2013 hyundai santa fe i quickly realized that halogens just wouldn’t cut it in my truck anymore. since hers required a bit of modification i went straight to my truck to see how doable this project would be.
i bought this truck back in the spring and had only looked under the hood prior to purchasing it. as soon as the hood went up i remembered how limited space is in the 6.7 powerstroke with dual batteries. i couldn’t even see the back of the headlight bulb much less get my arm down there to remove and replace it. so back to the drawing board i went. after consulting a couple of videos and wasting more time listening to rambling than i spent actually replacing them i decided a more simple tutorial was needed for f250 led headlight bulb replacement instructions and led conversion (+61404532026).
first, i looked up the model number to fit my truck and realized the led high/low beam combo for my 2011 f250 was significantly higher than the low beam bulb for her car. next, i watch listed them on amazon and waited until honey sent me an email notifying that they were discounted $8 on amazon prime day (never heard of the discount code app honey? check out my review here!) . after double checking the model number for my truck i placed the order. i received them a few days later and waited for a day below 95 f so that i could comfortably climb under the hood to install them.
required tools to complete 2011 to 2015 f250 led headlight bulb replacement instructions
+ h13 led replacement bulbs (something like auxbeam)+ 10 mm socket + 1/4 drive ratchet+ minimum of 6″ 1/4 drive extension + 6″ + flat screwdriver
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step 1: f250 grill removal
step 2: f250 headlight unit removal
step 3: replace the bulb with led
3a) when the electrical socket becomes accessible go ahead and release it while the bulb is still locked into the housing. do this by pushing on the clip while pulling on the plug. it’s much more difficult to separate after taking the bulb out of the housing.
3b) after the electrical connection is separated, twist the bulb counter clockwise 1/3 of a turn, and remove the bulb. my factory bulb left the o-ring behind and prevented my new bulb from locking into place.
step 4: reassemble
4b) carefully place the bottom of the grill in line with the 5 metal clip slots. tilt the top up and gently press on the bottom of the grill to snap the clips into place one at a time. after that, give it a little pull to make sure all are secure.
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4c) when the bottom is secure tilt the top back into place and reinstall the 4 bolts and washers. ensure you line up the factory washer marks perfectly or there will be an uneven gap between the grill and hood.
4d) wait until dark and give the truck a little test drive to appreciate your newly upgraded led headlights.
images below are unedited and taken with my iphone in the same section of road.
summary of 2011 to 2015 f250 led headlight replacement instructions:
- gather the tools needed. (10 mm socket with extension and a long flat head screwdriver)
- remove the grill. mark bolt locations and remove 4 bolts from the top of the grill, tilt out, and use the flat head to release the 5 metal clips on the bottom.
- remove 3 or 4 (if bottom bolt exists) 10 mm bolts holding headlight housing in position.
- pull headlight housing straight out.
- disconnect bulb socket.
- twist existing bulb 1/3 counterclockwise and remove o-ring.
- install new led bulb, lock into place with 1/3 turn clockwise.
- plug in the electrical socket and test hi and low beams.
- reinstall headlight unit.
- line up grill, press clips (5) into place, line up bolt holes (4) and tighten.
- enjoy your new bright white light!
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