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Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement


Author:  Jason Dumbaugh
Date:  2009.03.05
Topic:  Miscellaneous
Provider:  FORD
Manufacturer:  FORD






I got such a positive response from my older tutorial on the 2001 Ford Expedition Side Mirror Replacement that I decided to do another. I've since traded in the Ford Expedition and picked up a new 2009 Ford Fusion SEL V6. The car is quite dashing (if I may say so myself), but the ONLY lights on the car that aren't white are the side markers.

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Car Front
Side Marker Close-Up

The easiest fix for this is to go on Ebay Motors. Under Accessories, we find our Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement Lenses. The available options (thus far) are Orange, Clear, and Smoke. I opted for clear (because I wanted all of the lights to match. Shipping was fairly prompt (about 4 days), and my lenses cost me about $40 for the pair. They arrived in a box that was well padded, so no scratches were present upon opening the box. Notice the piece just above my thumb. You will need to squeeze this piece to remove the old side marker.

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Side Marker Front
Side Marker Back

The only tool you'll need? Believe it or not, a Philips head screwdriver. You will, however, need a short-shaft driver, such as the following:

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement philips head screwdriver
Philips head screwdriver

If you look inside the wheel well behind the side marker, you'll notice a little door. There is a Philips head screw at the top. Remove this, and take the panel off.

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Panel to remove
Panel removed

Now that you have clear access behind the side marker, reach inside and pinch that clip I mentioned earlier.the light should start to pull out from the housing. While you're back there, pinch the small clasp that holds the bulb itself in. It's square-shaped, but there is a small latch on the side.

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Clip to pinch
Bulb release

The entire housing should remove quite easily, allowing you to simply plug in the new side marker.

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Two Side Markers
Side Marker Close-Up

Reverse the process and put the bulb cover flap back on, and you're ready to roll!

Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Ford Fusion Side Marker Replacement
Car Front
Side Marker Close-Up

 

 

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