It was odd because the auction ended in minutes, I guess being in the right spot at the right time I dont think I paid to much for the auctions, as I really have no idea what the assemlies cost new I still dont want to have to splice into my existing wiring harness, Im hopeing for a plug and play fit. I will recommend Parts Geek to my friends in need of parts in the future. . Sometimes both light would go out at same time. I don't know that the electronics aren't failing in some unexpected way. Quit working daily without wiggling whole lighting socket , took apart noticed that the socket housing was brittle and cracked with burn mark on metal female lead. The wires don't seem to get hot, only the bulbs and plugs.
One time I put in some high watt Xenon bulbs in my 2000 Taurus. Got the new ones, replaced them. I have see a lot of people having the same issues I am having with the lurching and jerking of the transmission. So a year goes by, closer to 11 months, and I start noticing the passenger headlight acting up. This seems insane to me.
Geez, I didnt even think of that. You've come to the right place to get affordable quality Wiring Harnesss for your Ford Five Hundred. The driver side window, when trying to bring it up it will stop and go back down. I don't know if there's some weird time limit I should restrict my headlamp use to. So the first question that came to my mind was this - are the bulbs the stock wattage bulbs, or aftermarket bulbs that are drawing more than the harnesses can handle? The failure mileage was unknown. I don't know that the bulbs I've bought are rated for the Ford headlamp plugs.
This is a new problem to me. Replacement bulb did not work, had to wiggle to get it to work. I guess I will have to wait till it gets here and take some measurements Ken I understand the buyer beware quite well. I didnt know the bumper lines and hood shapes are different. Maybe I will throw them back out on ebay and make a few dollars. The dealer also stated that the top motor mount had worn. As I really don't want to go and cut up my wire harness in my new 500.
Out of curiosity, what bulbs are in there now? I have a private garage that I have dealt with trying to get a price quote for me, but I was hoping someone else might have seen this problem and know if I am being ripped off. The pig tail socket was replaced. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. I started having intermittent headlamp problems around July of 2014. On the 3rd bulb replacement in less than a year the entire headlight socket crumbled in my hands. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 89,700.
I ordered a replacement Tail Light Assembly for my 2005 Ford 500. This is a new problem to me. So I did order my part and it arrived with in 7 day plus I got to track so I knew when to expect it. Had to replace the low beam headlight sockets due to them overheating and melting the socket and causing the bulbs to stop working. The plug is melting again because of what seems to be an very hot bulb.
This happens every time I am going up a hill or trying to pass someone on the interstate on flat land. We had one such report here about a year ago. Replaced both side bulbs and sockets last weekend, both lights worked for three days before apparently fused the socket with the bulb on the driver side. The vehicle was repaired and three sets of rear brake pads were installed on the vehicle. The contact stated that the harness for the front passenger side headlight had to be replaced because it melted.
When going up any hill and the 6 speed transmission needs to down shift, it seems that it pops into neutral and then pops into lower gear causing the car to jerk very hard. For some strange reason the passenger side is consistently the worse problem. The replacement plugs came with a little pack of gel that i used, but it seems i didn't use enough on the passenger side, and none at all on the driver side as the plug is now dry inside. At the cost of just the bulb, I think I did ok. Thanks K I doubt it would be plug and play. Changing both headlight bulbs on your Five Hundred at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side.
I must say the I was impressed the material was of high standards and it fit perfectly. Very satisfied, just lik my son. In some Fords, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb and vise versa. Usually if there is a short to ground the fuse will blow. Just plur your Ford Five Hundred and Year into the Year Make Model selector above and when you search for a Wiring Harness Auto Parts Warehouse will only show you parts that fit your vehicle. Please tell me this is a plug and play fit.
All i know is that the factory installed plugs failed after 9 years, which is reasonable, but the factory replacement plugs failed in less than 12 months, all using standard off-the-shelf, appropriate model bulbs. The third photo is of the driver side headlight, and I only included it to show what they're supposed to look like. Good Luck, let me know how it works or if you can get the bumper and stuff back on. Does anyone know what's involved in the swap and where do the ballasts mount? Guessing the passenger side will do the same within next month like it did before. Problem kept occurring through August.