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Ford Escape Front Turn Signal & Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front turn signal or fog light bulb in the bumper cover of a 3rd generation 2013-2016 Ford Escape.

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2015 Escape Turn & Fog
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Plastic Wheel Well Liner
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Loosen Counterclockwise

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 3rd generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and perhaps also the updated 2017 model year) Ford Escape SUV in changing a burnt out front turn signal, fog or parking light bulb located in the bumper cover.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Fiesta, Transit Connect, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, F-150, EcoSport, MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and the Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Front Turn Signal # 7440A, Fog Light # 9145 or H10 and Front Parking Light # 194NA or 194A.

The only tools needed to access and replace the bulbs is a 7mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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Six 7mm Screws Removed
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Pull Back Splash Guard
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Base of Fog Light Bulb
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out light bulb.

Turning the front wheels will create more working room in the wheel well.

Loosen the six screws along the outer edge of the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard" by turning them counterclockwise with the 7mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

Set the screws aside in a safe place.

You may also want to pry out the black plastic pop rivet friction fastener located on the underside of the bumper cover.

Gently pull back the wheel well liner from the front quarter panel to access the rear of the light housing.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Fog Light Bulb Removed
The Fog Light bulb is located at the outer edge of the housing.

Gently pull back the retaining clip on the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old bulb.

Rotate the base of the old fog light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

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Sylvania H10 9145
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Parking Light Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old 194NA
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new fog light bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

The Front Parking Light bulb socket is located at the middle of the housing.

Rotate the small grey bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the assembly.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored number 194NA or 194A bulb.



 

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Install New Fog Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Push On Electrical Connector
The Front Turn Signal light bulb socket is located closer to the inner edge of the housing just past the parking light.

I did not replace the turn signal bulb and the process is not shown on this page.

But the procedure is the same as for the parking light. Rotate the base of the turn signal light bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise, pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 7440A or 7440NA.

Re-insert the turn signal bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Re-insert the front parking light bulb socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Insert the new 9145 fog light bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new fog light bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

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Replace Wheel Well Liner
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Line Up Bottom Pop Rivet
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Push In Plastic Fastener
Push the plastic wheel well liner back in to place.

If you removed the pop rivet from the underside of the bumper cover, gently push it back in to place.

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Tighten 7mm Screws
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Six Screws Replaced
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Test New Light Bulbs
Re-insert the six 7mm screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

To test the new bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the fog light switch and turn on the hazard signals.

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Ford Escape DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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