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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Headlight bulbs

I finally picked up some new headlight bulbs for my 06 F350. What's the best way to get at the bulbs? The book says to remove the assembly from the front by removing four screws, but it needs some tiny little nut driver I don't have. Is it easier to get to frrom the back? Do I need to remove the power steering resovoir?

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easiest is to remove the 4 screws, two on top and two on the bottom front


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Thanks for the reply. What is the nut driver I need? is it 6mm? It sure is small.
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it should be 5.5mm


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it should be 5.5mm
Do you know where I can find a nut driver that small? I've tried Cdn Tire and Princess Auto.

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1/4" drive 5.5mm socket is pretty much a standard in any el-cheapo (jobmate ect) set. It'll come with a driver handle in 1/4" drive, and a whole handfull of ridiculously small sockets.
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I just changed my bulbs, I seem to recall I used a 7/32" socket, probably close to 5.5 mm.
I used a 1/4" socket handle/driver, along with a 1/4" x 6" extension to reach the bottom screws.
After removing the four screws from the headlight housing, I wrestled a bit with the headlight assembly, as it wouldn't clear the grill.
So, I ended up removing the screws along the top of the grill, then I could lean it out a bit, then the headlights assy's were much easier to get in/out.
Also, to get the two screws back into the bottom holes, I used a small extenable magnet to hold the screws in the socket, so they wouldn't drop out of the socket!
I went with Piaa, super white, H13's, now I kind of wish I'd bought an HID kit!!!!
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I just changed my bulbs, I seem to recall I used a 7/32" socket, probably close to 5.5 mm.
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I went with Piaa, super white, H13's, now I kind of wish I'd bought an HID kit!!!!
I'm kind of new to all this, Why, do they draw too much power?


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I also was thinking of upgrading head lights. I heard that people recommend PIAA but is there any others that are as good but cheaper ( Phillips, GE etc)
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i've had better luck with the piaa bulbs(knock on wood)they seem to last longer.


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