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Ford EcoSport Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV.

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2020 Ford EcoSport
Plastic Pry Bar Tool
Gently Pry Off Trim Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Ford EcoSport compact SUV in changing a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the separate housing attached to the lower part of the front bumper cover just below the headlight assembly.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Fiesta, B-Max, Escape, Edge, Bronco Sport, Explorer, Expedition, Transit, Focus, Mondeo, S-Max, Puma, Kuga, Endura, Everest, Ka, Figo, Endeavour, Aviator, Corsair, Nautilus and Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement wedge base light bulb part number is 7444NA (also known as 7444A).

If you would like to have brighter front turn signal lights that will also last much longer before burning out like the traditional incandescent bulbs, install some 7444NA LED units.

The tools needed to access and replace the front turn signal include a small plastic pry bar tool and a Torx T30 star bit screwdriver.

(If you would also like to change the fog light bulbs while you have the housing removed from the SUV, the OEM halogen bulb part number is H8 and they can be upgraded with H8 LED bulbs.)

Attention: I highly recommend performing this procedure on a warm day or in a heated garage to help keep the plastic parts more flexible and much less likely to break. If you live in a very cold climate, the plastic may be brittle and much more likely to crack. I sometimes use a space heater to carefully warm up the area when removing door panels or tail light housings to avoid breaking parts. Do NOT place a space heater or a hair dryer very close to the vehicle to prevent from melting any plastic pieces!

Very carefully use a plastic pry bar tool to gently loosen the retaining clips all around the outer edge of the plastic trim ring that surrounds the front turn signal and fog light housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The retaining clips should pop out relatively easily.

You will need to remove and re-insert the plastic pry bar tool into various areas around the trim cover.


Trim Ring Removed
Loosen Counterclockwise
Single Screw Removed
Set the plastic trim cover aside in a safe place.

Locate the Torx screw at the bottom outer corner of the light housing.

Loosen the screw by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the Torx T30 star bit screwdriver.

Set the black metal Torx screw aside in a safe place.

Loosen 2 Ball Mounts
Outer Friction Fastener
Both Pegs Popped Out
The light housing is still held in place by two ball mounts on the back side of the assembly that are inserted into plastic sockets attached to the vehicle.

Very gently use the plastic pry bar tool to loosen the metal pegs from the plastic sockets.

There is an outer peg and an inner peg that both need to be released.

Try to avoid using excessive force to prevent from cracking the light housing.

If you have trouble separating the inner ball socket, try very gently wiggling and rotating the housing back and forth to loosen the ball mount.

Inner Ball Mount & Socket
Disconnect Power Plug
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The front turn signal is located near the outer edge of the housing and the socket has a blue rubber gasket.

The fog light bulb is situated near the inner corner of the housing and the socket has a red rubber gasket.

Push in the release tab on the electrical connector and slide it straight off the base of the front turn signal light bulb socket.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Remove Turn Signal
Pull Bulb Out of Socket
Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old wedge base light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing a stubborn or stuck bulb due to rust (corrosion), sand or debris, try gently wiggling the bulb back and forth while pulling it straight out. I also recommend wearing some gloves to protect your fingers just in case the bulb breaks between your fingers.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) front turn signal light bulb part number is 7444NA (also known as HT7444NA or 7444A).

Push In New Light Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Push a new amber colored number 7444NA bulb straight into the socket.

Clean off any grease, oil or dirt from the new bulb by wiping it with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol. If there is any oil on the new bulb, it may create a hot spot that can cause the bulb to fail prematurely.

If you would like to have brighter front turn signal lights, install some compatible replacement 7444NA LED bulbs.

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

Push On Connector
Test New Turn Signal
Two Ball Mounts
Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the bulb socket.

You should feel or hear the power plug "click" securely into place.

Since it can be difficult to remove the housing, I recommend testing the new bulb before moving on to the next steps.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, remove it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

If you'd like to replace the fog light bulb or upgrade to an LED, the procedure is the same. Push in the release tab on the electrical connector and slide it straight off. Rotate the bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction. Install the new # H8 halogen or H8 LED bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction. Push the power plug straight on.

Once you are done replacing and testing the bulbs, line up the two ball mounts with their black plastic sockets.

Plastic Ball Socket
Push To Secure Fasteners
Light Housing Secured
Carefully push on the housing to pop the two ball mounts into their corresponding ball sockets.

You should feel or hear the friction fasteners click into place.

Tighten Screw Clockwise
Line Up Plastic Cover
Gently Pop In Clips
Make sure the light housing is securely attached by the two metal pegs.

Replace the screw into the bottom outer edge of the housing by turning it in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screw to prevent from cracking the plastic light housing.

Line up the plastic trim ring with the light housing.

Carefully re-insert the retaining clips.

Outer Trim Ring Secured
Plastic Cover Secured
Test New Turn Signal Bulb
Gently push on the trim ring to secure the retaining clips.

Don't force in any of the retaining clips. They should slip in relatively easily. If you encounter any resistance, remove the trim ring, make sure the clips are in the correct position and try again.

If you do happen to break any of the clips or tabs, you can always use a small piece of 3M double sided tape to help securely hold the trim ring in place.

Double check that the trim cover is securely attached.

To test the new front turn signal light bulbs, activate the hazard signals.

Be sure to write down the bulb change in your SUV's service records.

For more, check out all of the 2013-2021 Ford EcoSport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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