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2006-2010 Ford Explorer | Bulb Size Chart (Headlights, Fogs & More)

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Last updated: November 2, 2022

In this guide, we'll help you quickly and easily find the replacement bulb size(s) you need for your 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Ford Explorer (4th Generation). From the headlights to the brake lights and everything in between.

This guide covers all sub-models and trims (Eddie Bauer, Limited, XLS, and XLT) during these 5 years.

We organized all the bulbs into 5 lighting categories with easy-to-read charts. Select any of the categories below to jump right to the bulb size chart you're looking for:


💡 TIP: Did you know that you can upgrade your headlight and fog light bulbs on your Ford Explorer? Get up to 300% more light with LED or HID bulbs. Learn more below the size charts!

️⭐ NOTE: This guide only applies to 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Explorer with the original factory (OEM) assemblies. If you have aftermarket headlights, fog lights, brake lights, etc. you will need different bulb sizes as per the manufacturer's specifications.

🎯 ACCURACY: If you notice any inaccuracies or missing information, please let us know so we can update the guide. Providing accurate and complete information is important to us and our readers.

🚧 IMPORTANT: Automotive light bulbs are vehicle-specific! Follow this guide, review your owner's manual or contact your dealership to make sure you're buying the right bulbs to avoid fitment issues.


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2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer - Headlight Bulb Sizes (Low & High Beam)

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Low + Beam Headlights H13 (9008) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • Not sure about the difference between headlight low beams and high beams? Learn More.

2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer - Fog Light Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Fog Light 9145 Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • Factory LED lights cannot be changed or upgraded. Please visit an authorized dealer for service.

2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer - Brake & Tail Lights Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Brake Light (Rear) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Reverse Light 912 (921) Halogen Yes
Tail Light (Lower) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Tail Light (Upper) 194 (168) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • Factory LED lights cannot be changed or upgraded. Please visit an authorized dealer for service.

2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer - Turn Signal & Marker Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Parking Light 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Side Marker (Front) 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Side Marker (rear) 194 (168) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • Factory LED lights cannot be changed or upgraded. Please visit an authorized dealer for service.

2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer - All Other Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Ash Tray Light 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Dome Light 578 Halogen Yes
Interior Door Light 194 (168) Halogen Yes
License Plate Light 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Map Light 578 Halogen Yes
Trunk/Cargo Light 578 Halogen Yes
Vanity Mirror Light 74 Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • Factory LED lights cannot be changed or upgraded. Please visit an authorized dealer for service.

Ford Explorer LED/HID Bulb Size Summary

Year Range 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Low + Beam Headlights H13 (9008)
Fog Light 9145
Brake Light (Rear) 3156 (3157)
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 194 (168)
Reverse Light 912 (921)
Tail Light (Lower) 3156 (3157)
Tail Light (Upper) 194 (168)
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 3156 (3157)
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 3156 (3157)
Parking Light 3156 (3157)
Side Marker (Front) 194 (168)
Side Marker (Rear) 194 (168)
Ash Tray Light 194 (168)
Dome Light 578
Interior Door Light 194 (168)
License Plate Light 194 (168)
Map Light 578
Trunk/Cargo Light 578
Vanity Mirror Light 74
  • All trims: Eddie Bauer, Limited, XLS, and XLT.

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Headlight Bulb & Assembly Replacement Video - 2006-2010 Ford Explorer (4th Generation)

Check out this super helpful video on how to change your headlamp bulbs and assemblies on your 2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer. You'll need the following tools:

  • 10mm socket, ratchet, and long extension (or a drill)
  • Latex gloves
  • Trim removal tool (optional)

Owner Manuals 2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer

Need more information about bulb sizes, how to change the bulbs, or simply need the owner's manual? Find it below:


FAQ

Can this guide be applied to a 2007, 2008, or 2009 Ford Explorer?

Yes. This guide applies to all sub-models and trims (Eddie Bauer, Limited, XLS, and XLT) for the 2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer.

What type of bulbs do you recommend for my 2006-2010 Ford Explorer?

If you do a lot of nighttime driving or have difficulty seeing at night, we recommend upgrading from halogen to either LED or HID bulbs. They will produce more light and last longer than replacement bulbs.

Discover how you can put LED or HID bulbs in your factory headlights

Can I change the bulbs on my 2006-2010 Explorer myself?

Yes, so long as they are halogens. Changing halogen bulbs is quite easy for the most part. We strongly advise finding How-To videos online for the specific bulb(s) you wish to change and consult the Owner's Manual for additional help.

If your vehicle has factory LEDs, you will need to visit your dealership to have them changed.

I purchased aftermarket assemblies for my Explorer, can I use this guide?

No. Aftermarket assemblies typically use different bulb sizes. Consult with the assembly manufacturer for the right bulb size(s).


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Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is provided free of charge to our visitors. It was prepared to the best of our abilities and with all the information available to us at the time of writing. We reserve the right to change, remove or update any information contained on this page at any time and without notice to improve its accuracy. The most reliable method to determine the bulb size is by pulling your actual bulb(s) and reading the part number indicated directly on the bulb. The information compiled on this page comes with no guarantees or warranties.

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