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Old 04-22-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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Trying to change driver side headlight as is burned out. Looks like a couple of clips and it should pull out, but it won’t move. Suggestions and/or directions please before I do something dumb and try to force it. Thanks. Joel
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Trying to change driver side headlight as is burned out. Looks like a couple of clips and it should pull out, but it won’t move. Suggestions and/or directions please before I do something dumb and try to force it. Thanks. Joel
I can't remember if I've had to change either of my bulbs, but just in case you ever need to replace the fixture it comes from a 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer.
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If I recall correctly - 2 metal clips each side - pull up and clips come all the way out - then the whole assembly slides forward out through the front.
It's dark now or I'd go look again - but I'm nearly positive that it was 2 long metal strip-shaped things that fit in a grooved slow.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info
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Headlight removal - with photo

I took a photo this afternoon, and it is attached.
I've circled the two upright 'clips' in the photograph; both pull straight up and out on our 2004 (and I believe that the 2008 is identical).
The headlight assembly pulls out of the front of the coach once the clips are removed. Replacement is the opposite - they sort of slide and snap in to place.
Hope this helps...if not, let me know and I can try again.
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Yes, sir ... that did it!!!!! Thank you!!! ������✅
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:04 PM   #7
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just in case you ever need to replace the fixture it comes from a 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer.
That's a very interesting observation. How did you figure that out? I never thought of it before, but now I presume other models also used headlights from "regular" production vehicles. Is there a cross-reference anywhere?

What headlights were used on a 2003 Itasca Sunrise, for instance?
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A small database:

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/just...rv-189428.html

Something I do to figure out where lights are from:

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/find...ve-367258.html

And doing what is in the above thread.....

2003 Sunrise = 1996(+/-) Ford Windstar
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2003 Sunrise = 1996(+/-) Ford Windstar
Great information! I also found this one.

RV Headlights and Taillights | RV Headlights

Thanks!
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Thanks for info on Vectre headlights.
Anyone know or have info on tail lights?
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Thanks for info on Vectre headlights.
Anyone know or have info on tail lights?

Vectra taillights should be Corvette from around 2003/2004.


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Thanks Chris.
Not sure the tail lights are the same as a vette though.
I will take better photo later in the week but this is taken from the brochure for 08 Vectra 40TD.
https://library.rvusa.com/brochure/08VectraBrochure.pdf
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Sorry, my mistake--I didn't realize they'd switched the Vectra taillights in later years! The 2004 & 2005 Vectras did have the Corvette taillights. 2005 Vectra Brochure.
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