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Old 03-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Headlight Wiring

Hi all,

I have had an issue with my headlights on my 04 Focus, I went to change a blown bulb today only to find out that the connection that the bulb plugs into has completely melted and no good, I took it to my local Ford repair center who had a look and said that I would need to replace the whole headlight as this comes as part of the actual light cluster, is this correct?

I don't want to go to the hassle of removing the headlight to find out so thought I would ask here, I can pick up a second hand light and change it myself but i don't want to do this if it isn't necessary, does anyone know if the wiring for the headlights is built in to the cluster or am I able to just replace some sort of wiring loom?


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accordinng to mitchell on demand this is the wiring circuit for an 04 focus...I entered in info for a zx3 as I am not sure what car you have. But these are the wiring diagrams for headlights with and without day time running lights. the first diagram is without day time running lighets...second one is with.







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actually Gaz, I had to do this. Its really easy. You dont need to buy a new light.

You do need to remove the light from the car.

Steps are as follows:
1. remove light
2. cut the old bulb holder/ 3 pronged plug out (pay attention to the color of the wires)
3. get 9007 bulb holder from parts store
4. Use wire connectors to attach new plug (use the bullet type.. makes it easier to switch leads if needed)
5. Put light back in
6. Put light on car and see if you got it right
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Thanks for the reply fhh02a, I had already found a cheap replacement headlight on ebay from a scrapyard by the time I saw your post, cheers anyway.

I have been reading a lot that one of the bolts holding the headlight in is on the underside and hard to get to, is this on the MK1 focus or the facelift models, or both?
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Possibly on both. The bolt is really not that hard to get to, it attaches to the end of the radiator support. Easiest way to get to it is from underneath the car, you might have to move the fender liner out of your way to see it.
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