All cars have headlights, sidelights, and tail lights designed to illuminate the road and inform oncoming traffic for the driver’s safety and that of other road users. While older car models make use of halogen bulbs which aren’t too bright and are easy to replace, newer and luxury car models make use of HID (high-intensity discharge) and LED bulbs which are more complicated to replace. Notwithstanding, by the end of this article, you would have learned how to replace your Ferrari car headlights yourself, the prices of Ferrari’s headlight replacement bulbs by models, and the importance of headlight restoration over headlight replacement.
Why headlight replacement
Car headlights have transcended over the years and have become quite the center of attraction for newly manufactured vehicle models; as the luminosity, design, and shape have become even more futuristic with lighting systems like laser headlights, and bumper Mounted Headlamps.
This is why it can be a frustrating situation when one or both of your headlight bulbs burns out – especially during motion at night or under an adverse weather condition. Then, your fancy luxury car would look cheaper and you would become a target to road safety officers looking to hit their ticket quota.
With oxidized or burn-out headlights, you would be putting yourself and your vehicle in danger of a collision which is why you must restore your car headlights or replace them when they go bad. Thankfully, replacing a car headlight bulb is one of the easiest car DIY maintenance hacks you can try. While ease doesn’t mean you should fly blind, let’s familiarize ourselves with the different types of Ferrari bulbs according to different Ferrari car models, and their prices.
Ferrari headlight replacement bulbs and prices by vehicle’s model
|Ferrari||Ferrari 599 2008||6.0 GTB||Putco||Front signal ||$26.99 – $50|
|Ferrari||599 GTB/GTO||6.0 GTB||DT 1.21649||H1||$72.30 – $100|
|Ferrari||599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L Petrol 612 HP||Bulb, spotlight||H11||$11.69 – $30|
|Ferrari||599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L Petrol 612 HP||RING Bulb, spotlight H1||H1||$39.04 – $45|
|Ferrari||599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L||TruckTec Automotive||Headlight D1R (gas discharge tube)||$31.80 – $50|
|Ferrari||2008 599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L Petrol 612 HP||Carpoint Bulb ||spotlight H7, 12V, 55W||$17.38 – $30|
|Ferrari||2008 599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L Petrol 612 HP||Strands Bulb ||Spotlight, H1||$135.7 – $150|
|Ferrari||2008 599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L||Strands Bulb ||12-24V DC, H11||$135.7 – $170|
|Ferrari||2008 599 GTB/GTO||GTO 6.0L Petrol 612 HP||Strands Bulb ||Spotlight 12-24V, H3||$137.8 – $200|
Step by step to replace car headlight
Replacing your Ferrari car headlight makes it very functional as much as it’s attractive to look at. However, before you get started on your journey, you will need a few tools like your Tx30 screwdriver, Ph2 Phillips screwdriver, a flat-head screwdriver, and the guide offered below.
Step One: While replacing your Ferrari car headlight might seem like a daunting task, the first step would be to take off the bumper of your car.
Step Two: Lift the car using a jack, remove the wheel of the car, and take out the two splash guards in the wheel.
Step Three: Remove the bolts holding the rear bracket in place. If you are finding it difficult to access, try using a thin socket extension. Now, using your screwdriver, unscrew the bolt holding the side of the headlight.
Step Four: After removing the front bumper, locate the two bolts holding the headlight in place to the radiator frame. Once you are done with that, disconnect all the electrical connections to the headlight and gently pull out the headlight bulb from the car through the wheel and insert the new headlight bulb.
NB: If your Ferrari car headlight is fitted with an OEM High-intensity discharge bulb, then the headlight housing needs to be unbolted before replacing the headlight bulb. In addition, if you intend to split the headlight open, it’s best that you leave it in a warm atmosphere to soften the glue bonding the headlight lens to the housing.
Replacing your Ferrari’s headlight bulb when they go bad is vital and would keep you away from dangers you wouldn’t have seen with a dimed or burnt headlight bulb. However, most times, the cause of our reduced visibility might be due to an oxidized headlight lens rather than a burnt headlight bulb. To fix your oxidized or yellowish-looking headlight lens, check out our previous post on how to restore a car’s headlight bulb using restoration kits.