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Greg01 07-03-2006 02:44 PM

Replacing License plate lights (zx3)
in proccess of doing this, anyone who has done this knows this is 10x as complicated as it should be!!! plus it's a dirt collection area right behind the emblem and plastic molding, this is like an hour long job! just warning people if they want to replace a bulb to have nice ratchet set handy and cleaning supplies

penguin 07-03-2006 06:05 PM

Well, Ford must have realized this and fixed it since 2001 as the instructions for the 2005 models is rather simple:

Replacing license plate lamp bulbs:

1. Make sure the headlamp control
is in the OFF position.

2. Insert a flathead screwdriver in
the recess and pry out the complete
light assembly.

3. Pull the bulb straight out.

(From the 2005 Owners Manual)

S2 07-04-2006 09:08 AM

bigjordan 07-04-2006 10:24 AM

i just changed the bulbs on my 2000 and it took about 5 minutes (and no ratcheting)

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