So, fellow 2010 FFH owners ... (note: 2010 FFH only as all other 2010 Fusion models have different-and-easier instructions)
I am curious ... if any of you have had a headlight bulb (low-beam or high-beam) burn out, have you EVER managed to change either the low-beam or high-beam bulb without bringing the car to the dealer?
I am asking because my front passenger low-beam bulb needs replacing ... and the only instructions given in the manual are to bring the car to the dealer.
I would really like to avoid paying $100 or more just to change four bulbs.
A Ford mechanic responded to a question concerning this on the following page:
Unfortunately, the instructions he provided are as follows:
1) Remove the front bumper cover
2) Remove the headlight assembly
3) Only with the headlight assembly removed can the bulbs be replaced
On that page, the Ford mechanic linked to a couple of PDF documents detailing how to go about removing the front bumper cover and the headlight assembly. (I don't want to link to the documents directly because I am not too familiar with forum policy concerning hyperlinks, but the links are both on that page.)
It does not seem too bad, but I would just like to know if anybody has ever tried it, what their results were, and any pitfalls they encountered.
E.g. I already have one question: for the front bumper cover removal, do you need a vehicle hoist? Or is it enough if you drive the front wheels of the car up a couple of RhinoRamps and chock both rear wheels?
And a request for more elaboration on the following step: the front bumper cover removal PDF document says that "The rearward upper portion of the bumper cover must be pulled outward to unclip it from the bumper cover mounting bracket."
And as always, a bit of a rant as I'm sure everyone can relate to: WHY IS IT SO HARD JUST TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB?