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Find out how to change a Ford Fiesta’s brake light and more with our YouTube vids

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Step-by-step video tutorials for your Ford Fiesta (2002 - 2009)

Trying to work out how to change the wiper blades, brake pads, headlight bulb or brake light bulbs on the Ford Fiesta? Haynes’ YouTube playlist has all the answers.

At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Ford repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY enthusiasts. Our Ford Fiesta repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.

Haynes has also just added 14 videos to its YouTube channel that show you, step by step, how to carry out popular jobs on your Fiesta.

Our YouTube playlist shows you:

  • How to replace the air filter
  • How to fit a new battery
  • How to replace the front brake pads
  • How to drain the engine oil and fit a new filter
  • How to change the coolant
  • How to renew the headlight bulbs
  • How to change a rear light bulb (shown below)
  • How to fit new rear shock absorbers
  • How to check the fluid levels
  • How to change the wiper blades
  • How to fit a new pollen filter
  • How to change a wheel
  • How to fit new spark plugs
  • How to change the fuel filter

The videos are designed to complement our print and online manuals for the Ford Fiesta with the 1.25 and 1.3 petrol engines and the 1.4 and 1.6 diesel engines. Does NOT cover Fiesta ST or new Fiesta range introduced for 2009 model year.

A Haynes Online Manual gives you all the trusted content of a printed manual, with additional features to help you get the job done. Take your entire manual with you on every journey.

Key features:

  • You get to keep it forever
  • All colour step-by-step guides for over 200 jobs with 700+ photos
  • Image zoom feature for close-up view of jobs
  • Brand-new “how to” video tutorials covering key repair tasks
  • Print complete sections to take with you into the workshop
  • Troubleshooting section – quickly find the cause of a problem
  • Colour wiring diagrams help track problems quickly and easily
  • Easy search feature – find your job fast
  • Dictionary of automotive terms
  • Quick links to popular DIY tasks and other jobs linked to your task
  • Conversion calculator – imperial and metric units
Haynes manual ford fiesta

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Ford Fiesta Mk5, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Fiesta. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to more than 700 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Ford Fiesta can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

Get the full print and online manual bundle here

Change your Ford Fiesta’s brake light bulb with this video:

Click here to see the full YouTube playlist

Buyer’s guide: the Ford Fiesta Mk5 story

The Ford Fiesta model range covered by the Haynes manual was introduced into the UK in April 2002, superseding the previous Fiesta range. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the acclaimed Focus, the new Fiesta represented the first all-new small car from Ford since the 1989 Mk 3 (interim Fiesta models having been substantial facelifts only). The new long-wheelbase design provided greatly improved interior space, while the Intelligent Protection System offered high levels of passenger safety. 

As before, 3-door and 5-door hatchback models were available, along with a 3-door Van. The Fusion, which arrived in September 2002, was really a Fiesta-based mini-MPV, identical in many respects to the car it was based on. A range of Duratec petrol engines were offered, from a 1.3 litre 8-valve to 1.25, 1.4 and 1.6 litre twin-cam 16-valve units, all based on proven designs. The old 1.8 litre diesel engine was replaced with a new 1.4 litre Duratorq TDCi, co-developed with Peugeot, and featuring state-of-the-art common-rail injection. All engines were mounted transversely at the front of the car. 

All models have front-wheel-drive, with a five-speed transmission. New for this Fiesta was the optional Durashift EST automated gearshift system, giving a new kind of automatic operation – ‘clutchless’ electronic gearchanging, but using near-conventional clutch and gearbox major components. The front suspension is of conventional MacPherson strut-type, incorporating lower arms and an anti-roll bar; at the rear, a semi-independent beam axle is combined with compact under-floor springs to provide a more spacious load area. 

All Fiestas feature driver’s and passenger’s airbags, central locking, CD radio and power steering – anti-lock brakes, electric windows and air conditioning are among the options available higher up the range.