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Ford Fusion License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the license plate light bulbs on a 2006 to 2012 Ford Fusion sedan with picture illustrated instructions.

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Fusion License Plate Light
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Remove 2 Phillips Screws
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Two Screws Removed

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2006 to 2012 Ford Fusion in replacing a burnt out license plate light bulb.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles such as the Fiesta, Mustang, Focus, Taurus, Flex, Edge, Expedition, Escape, Ranger, F-150, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator, Milan, Grand Marquis, Mariner, and Mountaineer may also find this instruction guide to be helpful.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" style license plate light bulb for the Ford Fusion is part # 6418 from a variety of manufacturers such as Eiko, Sylvania, GP Thunder and CuteQueen.

The only tool needed to replace the license plate light bulbs is a standard Phillips head screwdriver. A small flathead screwdriver can also be useful for prying out the housing.

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Pry Out Light Housing
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Bulb Housing Removed
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Remove # 6418 Bulb
Use the standard sized Phillips head screwdriver to loosen and remove the two screws that hold the license plate light bulb housing in the trunk lid. If it doesn't drop out, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry it out.

Push the metal power contacts outwards to release the old # 6418 bulb from the housing.

Tip - If you are installing LED bulbs and they don't work at first, try flipping them around in the socket.

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Push In New Bulb
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Insert Housing - Screw In
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Testing New Light Bulb
Insert a new # 6418 bulb into the socket and replace the housing into the trunk lid. Tighten the two Phillips head screws to secure it in place. Test the new license plate bulb(s) by turning on the headlights.

For more, please check out my Ford Fusion Repair & Maintenance Guides page.
 

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