Why do some headlights have a black cup in front of the bulb? The reason I ask is my passenger side is starting to flake off. I have a set of PIAA bulbs but I wouldn't think that would cause it. Do you!
It's a defect from Ford. I had both my headlights replaced by the Stealer for the same reason and so did my neighbor and a bunch of other people I know. They tried to blame it on the Silverstars I had in them but we all know thas a crock oif ****. Make sure you put the stock bulbs back in to avoid all the bullshit if you take it to get looked at.................
There was a slight housing difference in the upper part of the reflector surface on the lamps that don't have the black cap. In the headlamps that have the black cap, the cap was there to push more light to the reflector.
A lot of people just remove the black piece with a pair of needle nose pliers, after removing the headlamps of course.
Sure you can, take the headlamp off, remove the bulb and bulb nut, slide in the needle nose, press forward and up and the cover piece will come loose. Carefully tip it to not let the black piece scratch as you get the part to migrate toward the opening. Again use need nose to grab it and remove from housing.
Must be creative with your angle on the removal. It absolutely comes out without a complete housing disassembly.