definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,490 miles

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2003 Ford Focus lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 082006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 64,980 miles


After driving my 2003 Ford Focus 5xw (5 door hatchback) though heavy rain on the highway, the next day I noticed one head light and one fog light was out. After investigation to the cause. My fog light had just normally burned out. But the head light on the drivers side while replacing the bulb noticed all three nylon connector covers for each of the three wires had melted" changing the lights as a set the same thing happened on the passenger side head light? with the replacement bulbs now installed the drivers side still does not light, only the passengers. There is no power coming to the drivers side head light for normal mode. It will only light with the brights on. As to the melting of the electrical connector covers I'm sure that is not normal operation.? I am still investigating where the power loss is coming from and why the insulation on the connectors of both headlights melted away" fyi

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlights malfunctioned while driving at night. Vehicle was taken to dealer numerous times, but was unable to resolve the problem.

- Lafayette, AL, USA

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