Picture this: you’re navigating through dimly lit roads on a misty evening, and suddenly, you notice one of your beloved F-150’s lights flicker and go out.
While this scenario might seem inconvenient, the good news is that addressing this issue is often simpler than you might think. In fact, most of the lightbulbs in your 12th gen F-150 can be replaced with just a basic screwdriver or wrench and a little DIY spirit.
Now, let’s delve into the specifics. When it comes to ensuring your truck remains a beacon of light on the road, it’s essential to know the various bulb types and quantities required for replacement.
For your convenience, here’s a comprehensive listing of the bulb types and quantities you’ll need to keep on hand for potential replacements in your 2009-2014 F-150:
Headlamps, halogen, high beam/low beam
The headlamp high and low beams use 2 H13/9008 halogen bulbs.
Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID)
The HID headlamp assemblies require 2 D3S xenon bulbs.
High-mount brake lamp
A single 912 bulb is used for the high-mount brake lamp.
Front park/turn lamps
The front park and turn signal lamps require 1 natural amber 3157NAK bulbs each.
Front side marker
Two 168 bulbs are needed for the front side marker lights.
Front row map lamps
Small W5W bulbs (2) are used for the front row interior map lamps.
Each fog lamp uses a 9140 bulb, so 2 total are required.
The 12th gen Ford F-150 uses two 921 bulbs to illuminate when in reverse.
Rear/stop/turn/side marker lamps
Rear dome/courtesy lamps
The interior rear dome and courtesy lamps use 3 578 bulbs.
License plate lamps
Two 194 bulbs light up the license plate.
High mount cargo box lamps
The cargo box uses 2 small 912 bulbs, the same as the high mount brake light.
We hope this illuminating journey of bulb replacement guarantees your cherished 2009-2014 Ford F-150 remains a shining star on the road.
Remember, with a little bit of know-how, you’re not just replacing bulbs, you’re rejuvenating your truck’s brilliance and ensuring it stands out as a beacon of style, visibility, and safety on every road you traverse. Here’s to many more miles of brilliantly lit adventures in your truck!