How do I change the headlights on a 2011 Ford Fusion?

Is it possible to change the headlights on my 2011 Ford Fusion? I accidentally busted my headlights while parking, and I want to know if I can replace them myself.

Hana Sabah · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Changing your 2011
Ford Focus
headlights yourself is fairly easy:
  • Begin by opening your hood.
  • Remove the negative terminal from the battery using a 10 mm socket.
  • Under the hood, find the headlight bulb. Twist off the cap covering the headlight bulb.
  • Twist the housing to the light bulb and pull it out.
  • Unclip the light bulb from the housing latch and proceed to replace your light bulb.
If you haven’t already, purchase your new headlights from your manufacturer. Expect to spend around $100 for each lightbulb or about $250 to $700 for a complete headlight assembly.
Even though fixing them yourself might be tempting financially, you might not have to!
Because you busted your headlights while driving, your insurance might take care of it if you have
collision coverage
. You can find out by contacting your provider or downloading the
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Good luck!
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