Ford Focus Interior Lights
The interior lights in a Ford Focus hatchback play an important role in keeping your automobile functional, efficient, and safe. These products are designed to provide illumination for many years, and replacement lights can last even longer than the original items. Replacing the light bulbs in a Ford Focus takes about 10 to 20 minutes and requires only a few tools.How do you replace the interior lights in the Ford?
The cabin lights in a Focus include lamps in the ceiling, front doors, and cargo area. Before beginning this procedure, park your automobile, turn off the engine, and allow the light bulbs to cool off for about 15 minutes and then follow the steps listed below:
- Gently pry off the plastic covers of the lamps in the ceiling, doors, and cargo area.
- Remove the bulbs from each lamp fixture and then replace them with new bulbs.
- Press the plastic covers over the lamp faces until they snap into place.
There are both LED and incandescent replacement bulb options for the Ford Focus. Substituting LED bulbs for incandescent lights can significantly increase the brightness of a lamp as well as the interval between replacements. LED lamps are up to four times as efficient as incandescent lights, so they don’t get as hot when producing the same amount of illumination.How often should interior lights be replaced?
Incandescent bulbs last for 1,000 to 2,000 hours, so they should be replaced in your cabin lamps every one to two years, depending on how often you use them. LED bulbs last 40,000 to 50,000 hours, so they may never need to be replaced after the initial installation. When a light burns out, it should be replaced immediately to ensure that the cabin of your Ford Focus is safe and fully functional. Not only do cabin lamps provide reading light for passengers but they help you clearly see objects in your car at night in emergency situations.Are colored lights available for the Focus vehicle?
There are replacement bulbs for the Focus, including the original white incandescent lights as well as LED lamps of various colors, such as violet, blue, and red. These products can be installed in the original cabin fixtures or in alternative locations, such as under the seats and dashboard. The LED bulbs in many aftermarket lamps can be replaced with lights of different colors in your Ford.Are these products identical to the original items?
Original replacement parts can be used to help restore a Ford Focus auto to its factory condition while aftermarket upgrades can provide additional functionality. Replacing burnt out lights with OEM products helps to preserve the value and cosmetic condition of your Focus.