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1966 Mustang

Front Parking Light Replacement

Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:52 am
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The reason I replaced the parking light was that at first we thought we had a bad bulb. After spending $0.95 on a new bulb it worked but it was loose. The plastic receptacle inside was damaged so after trying to do a little manipulation, which made it worse I just went out to our local Mustang shop and bought a new one.

We just needed the drivers side and the owner was nice enough to open the package ($65) and just sell us what we needed for $25. It was nice to have a nice new chrome housing and replacing the unit was very easy.

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The biggest thing to realize is to remove the front grill and headlamp covers. You need to be able to get to the head light wiring because they are connected. There is a little hole underneath the headlamp in the front fender to feed the wires down to the parking light.

How to remove the front grill:

  • Open the hood
  • Disconnect the battery
  • Remove the headlight lense covers
  • Remove the bolts (7/16 inch) around either headlamp housing.
  • Remove the two (1/2 inch) bolts in the center near the hood latch.
  • Disconnent the headlamp wiring.

You should be able to pull the whole front grill out now. 

There are two leads from the parking lamp. A hot wire and a ground.

Remove the old parking lamp. As you can see from the photo you need to go around the back of the fender. There are two 3/8 inch nuts holding the cylindrical bell (part # 13220 pass - 13221 driver) attaching to parking lamp. After 43 years you might need to bang it to get it to come loose.

Now just thread the new parking lamp in and run the wires up. Reattach the grill, headlamp wiring and bolt everything back up.

This is a pretty simple job. It should not take more than 1 hour to do both lamps. You might want to get some new 3/8 inch nuts (2 each side) for the bell housing attaching to the new parking lamp.



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