Ford Escort Manual

Exterior lamps - removal and refitting
Electrical system / Exterior lamps - removal and refitting


Headlamp
Removal
1 On pre-1986 models, remove the radiator grille as described in Chapter 11.

2 Working in the engine compartment, disconnect the headlamp wiring multi-plug and remove the sidelamp bulbholder.

3 Rotate the side and upper plastic retaining clip heads through 90° to release the headlamp mountings (see illustrations).

7.3a Releasing the headlamp side plastic retaining clip head
7.3a Releasing the headlamp side plastic retaining clip head

7.3b Headlamp upper plastic retaining clip head (arrowed)
7.3b Headlamp upper plastic retaining clip head (arrowed)

4 With the headlamp unit released, pull it sharply forward off its lower ballstud.

Refitting
5 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Front direction indicator lamp Removal
6 Working inside the engine compartment disconnect the indicator bulb holder from the lamp.

7 Remove the headlamp as described above.

8 Remove the headlamp upper plastic retaining clip then unscrew the ball-headed bolt (see illustrations).

7.8a Removing the retaining clip . . .
7.8a Removing the retaining clip . . .

7.8b . . . and the ball-headed bolt
7.8b . . . and the ball-headed bolt

9 Remove the lower adjuster by turning the collar (see illustrations).

7.9a Release the adjuster by turning the collar (arrowed)
7.9a Release the adjuster by turning the collar (arrowed)

7.9b . . . then remove the adjuster
7.9b . . . then remove the adjuster

10 Release the side spring clip, then pull the lamp out at the bottom to disengage the upper tangs (see illustration).

7.10 Release the direction indicator side spring clip
7.10 Release the direction indicator side spring clip

Refitting 11 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Rear lamp
Removal
12 Remove the bulbholder(s) as described in Section 5.

13 Remove the lamp retaining screws or nuts as applicable, and remove the lamp.

Refitting
14 Refitting is a reversal of removal.


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