2002 Ford Taurus Replace Taurus Headlamps
Properly working headlamps are necessary to be able to legally drive an automobile. Fortunately for most vehicle owners, the process of replacing broken headlamps can be a relatively simple task. In the 2002 Ford Taurus, headlamps can be replaced using little more than a replacement bulb and a standard wrench. Learn how to do this task and save yourself a trip to the mechanic in the future.
 Tools Used
 Replace Taurus Headlamps
- Engage the parking brake, and turn the ignition of the vehicle off for safety reasons.
- Open the hood, and remove the bolts of the grill. Use a wrench to remove the bolts by turning them counterclockwise. Pull the grill away from the vehicle to remove it.
- Remove the bolts that are attached to the headlamp assembly. Remove these bolts by turning them counterclockwise with a wrench.
- Pull the headlamp assembly away from the front bumper. Pull the plastic cover from the headlamp. Unscrew the light bulb from the headlamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise.
- Put on the latex gloves. Insert the new bulb, and turn it clockwise until it is secured.
- Insert the plastic cover back onto the headlamp assembly. Place the entire headlamp back into the front molding. Replace the bolts, and secure them by turning them clockwise. Place the grill back to its original place, and tighten the bolts back onto it.
- Close the hood, and test the new headlamp to ensure it is working properly.
 Tips & Warnings
- Wear latex gloves when handling a headlamp bulb. The oil from bare skin can cause the bulb's glass to shatter.