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Old 12-13-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Smile I need help changing my headlight bulbs.

I cant for the life of me figure out how to change my lights in my car. I have a 2010 focus ses coupe, and The book said I have to take the screws off and take the headlights out and the grille partially, I tried taking the headlight off the car and it would not come off. Please if anyone has any suggestions. Please post them. Thanks,

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Old 12-14-2009, 01:42 AM   #2
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I believe there are 3 screws, 1 is hidden under the grill. Did you get that one?
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:08 AM   #3
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I seriously thought this was a joke at first glance but damn couldn't they have just stuck with the screw cap? LOL.
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The front chrome/black mesh grille with the Ford logo needs to come out completely. There are two retaining clips between the bottom of it, and the bumper that need to be released for it to pull out towards you. Once that is out, the third screw for each bulb is exposed. Undo those, and then pull straight up on the far outer sides of each lens housing, push down the bumper part near where the 3rd screw was, and pull forward.

The manual says nothing about removing the front grille, but it really needs to be done to get them out.

Wish there was an easier way to explain this, cause none of what I said above will make sense unless you've done it before.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thank you so much for the info I will try that soon. Thanks again.
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The manual says nothing about removing the front grille, but it really needs to be done to get them out.
Actually, the newest revision does. Edition 3 or revision 3 whatever its called. For the 2010 anyways, I just looked at mine. But if you have an older manual you would have no way of knowing to take it off.
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Here's the best link with photos on how to remove the grille and change the bulbs... http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161006
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wow, i cant belive the 10s dont just have the screwcap like previous models, that sucks.
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UPDATE; Just used this procedure to install PIAA H13 bulbs in a 2010 Focus SEL

Procedure worked perfectly.

I used a pair of very small screwdrivers to pop the 4 expansion plugs that retain the top of the grill. I laid one down and used it as a fulcrum and gently put the blade of the 2nd screwdriver under the head of the plug and removed it with no damage.

With the 4 plugs out of the way . . . I was able to reach the clips in the lower portion of the grill. I'm not sure the plugs really do anything. The key here is that there are 4 alignment tabs. A tab on the grill slips under each of them to hold the grill.

Between each pair of 2 tabs on each side is a smaller tab that has a lip on the back. This lip slips over and edge and "clicks" into place.

At first I was trying to remove the expansion plug until I learned it did nothing. The key is to simply wiggle the grill gently and release the tab that hangs over the lip.

I was able to change both lamps in roughly 30 minutes.

Thanks to those who posted the photos and the procedure.
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