How to change headlights on a 2013-2019 Ford Escape


This comprehensive tutorial and video shows how to replace a headlight bulb on a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Ford Escape. Replacing a burned-out or failing headlight bulb allows you to see more clearly, follow traffic laws, and let others know about your vehicle's presence on the road.

Why Is It Important To Keep Your 2013 - 2019 Ford Escape Headlight Bulbs in Good Working Order?

There are a few reasons why it's important to keep your Ford Escape headlight bulbs in good working order. First, it helps you see the road ahead of you more clearly, which is important for safe driving. Second, it makes your car more visible to other drivers, which can help prevent accidents. Finally, if you're pulled over by the police for a traffic violation, one of the things they'll check is whether your headlights are working properly; if they're not, you could end up getting a ticket. So keeping your Ford Escape headlight bulbs in good shape is important for both safety and practical reasons. If your Escape's headlight bulbs are burned out or defective, both of them should be replaced at the same time since they are likely to fail around the same time. 

How To Understand That Your Ford Escape Headlight Bulbs Need To Be Changed?

One of the easiest ways to tell if your headlight bulbs need to be changed is to simply take a look at them. If the bulbs are dim or burned out, then it's time for new ones. Another way to tell if the bulbs need to be changed is by checking your car's owner manual. There will usually be a section that outlines how often the headlight bulbs should be changed. Finally, you can also ask a professional mechanic to take a look at your headlight bulbs to see if they need to be replaced.

How do You Know Which Headlight Bulb To Buy For Your 2013-2019 Ford Escape?

When it comes to choosing the right headlight bulbs, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind. First, consult your vehicle's owner's manual or look up your make, model, and year online to find out what type of bulbs are required. Second, determine the wattage of the bulbs. The wattage will be listed on the side of the bulb packaging. Finally, choose the desired brightness level (measured in lumens) and color temperature. With these factors in mind, you'll be able to purchase the perfect headlight bulbs for your car. Also, you can find your Ford Escape's headlight bulbs, tail light bulbs, and other exterior light bulbs at our specialized chart.

Your 2013 to 2019 Ford Escape headlights aid you in seeing where it is going and might enhance your visibility during bad weather or at night. Headlights that are working are required by law, and replacing a flickering, dim, or burned-out headlight bulb can help you see better and drive safer while on the road.

How To Change Your Ford Escape headlight bulbs?

It's essential that you change both headlight bulbs on your 2013 to 2019 Ford Escape simultaneously, regardless of which one has failed, because they are most likely around the same age and typically burn out at about the same time.

Failing headlight bulbs on your Ford Escape might prevent other drivers from seeing your car, making it hard for them to see you on the road. Use our step-by-step instructions to replace the headlight bulbs in your Ford Escape so that you can shine bright.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Park on a level surface and open your engine hood before following these steps:
  • Remove the rubber cap on the backside of the headlight assembly behind the bulb. Disengage the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise out of the assembly.
  • Remove the old bulb by pushing the tab on the socket to release it.
  • When you pick up your new bulb, avoid touching it with your bare hands.
  • The lamp's bulb may burn out sooner due to a hot spot on the glass caused by finger oil or grease.
  • Push the new bulb into the socket until it clicks into place.
  • Carefully insert the bulb into the rear of the assembly, and turn it clockwise to secure it.
  • Replace the rubber cap on the assembly's rear making sure it is completely seated around. Always replace headlight bulbs in pairs, so repeat these steps on the other side.
  • Turn on your headlights to ensure that they are in good working order and then close the hood.