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Old 03-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #31
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I completely agree with you Brad, the typical "owner's manual user" isn't as mechanically talented as half of us FF guys and gals and I to this day cannot figure out a simple way to remove the headlights without taking the grille out. I complain about this today because I'm away from home(and most of my tools) and have a burnt out bulb GRR
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:53 PM   #32
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Thank you for the how-to. I hate busting my knuckles and getting angry at the car. Especially in 100 degree heat!!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:48 AM   #33
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Does anyone know if there are extra catches from the grill on a '10 coupe? I tried yesterday to get the grill off, and after an hour and a half of failure I gave up. But I felt like when I pushed in on the grill and pulled down on the bumper, it seemed like bumper was contorting near the catches you already mentioned and also on each end of the mesh from the bumper. Am I missing something, or am I just sounding like an idiot lol
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I haven't played with a 10' yet, the catches on the bumper are normally the problem as they can be hard to release the first couple of times.
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Does anyone know if there are extra catches from the grill on a '10 coupe? I tried yesterday to get the grill off, and after an hour and a half of failure I gave up. But I felt like when I pushed in on the grill and pulled down on the bumper, it seemed like bumper was contorting near the catches you already mentioned and also on each end of the mesh from the bumper. Am I missing something, or am I just sounding like an idiot lol
Well i just changed the headlights in my '10 sedan and i found that there were 2 expansion plugs inside the grill after i removed the 4 on top and i saw that there were 2 catches holding the grill to the bumper(where the 2 expansion plugs came out). What i found was easier to do was to pull the grill out as far as i could and push down on the 2 clips and the grill popped off. I pulled the left side of the grill out first and popped the clip and then the right and popped the clip.
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Replace the bulbs with H9's, they are 2200 lumens brighter than stock. You just need to shave off one tab on the inside of the H9 and it fits right in. I'm using them and they are turned on a lot, no problems from extra heat or anything else.
Are there still no problems with excessive heat or too much power drainage, etc. from the H9 fogs?
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Bulb removal/replacement

It's so much easier to remove the air box to get to the bulb. Three bolts, a hose clamp, and a wire harness...then lift the air box straight up and out....this gives you full access to the rear of the headlight assembly.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #38
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Ohhhh maaannnnn......I spent 2 hours the other day replacing my headlight bulbs with Phillips Xtreme Power. In my opinion, it was worth it.... but.... Those Damn Grill clips were, ugh, a bitch to undo! Anyone figure out if Ford had a special "tool" to remove those clips? I'm guessing it will be easier to remove in the future, but what a freakin bitch to get those out/off.

Thanks to BradWhite for the writeup! Without it I would not have had much success.
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once they wear down a little they should be easier.... but just remember.. they made them tight to make sure they are not going to pull out or fall out easy.... Brad is the man....
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A trim removal tool (any auto store) works great on those little pains in the butt.
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