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Guide...how to replace fog light bulbs
« on: April 16, 2007, 04:20:09 PM »
The following will guide you on how to replace your fog light bulbs. The fog light uses H11 type of bulb.

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***Your car must NOT be running and the lights needs to be OFF***

Time require for fogs: 15-30 min.depending on how "manual" you are  ;)

- Phillips head screwdriver
- flat head screwdriver
- your new bulbs
- Rubbing alcohol*
- lint free tissue*
- Ratchet with 5/16 (8mm) socket

*For cleaning purposes.. Do not  touch the glass portion of the bulbs. Always hold by the base. If the glass portion gets dirty clean the dirt of using the lint free tissue with some rubbing alcohol. Failure to do so may reduce the life of the bulbs.

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You need to remove 3 screws from under the bumper and the two rivets inside the arch of the bumper. Turn the wheels inwards or outwards to gain the necessary clearance space.



from under the bumper, start with the one near the wheel and then continue on the second one and finally the third one.  You need your ratchet for this.





2. Now you can pull backward the protective plastic plate that cover that area.



3. As you can see from the picture below, you need to disconnect the connector from the bulb.  This is simply done by pressing again on that little pin (tab) and pull downward.  Once this is done, unscrew the bulb and remove it from the socket.



4. Here's a nice trick that will save you a lot of unpleasant time under the car. Sit in front of the fog.  Take your new bulb and insert it into the socket while looking through the glass of the fog.  You will see the bulb entering and you need to align 3 grooves that fit with the entrance of the socket.  Once that is done, simply turn the bulb until it's secure. 





5. Reconnect the connector to the bulb, replace the protective plastic plate and put back the 3 screws.  Your done!!! congrats!
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Re: Guide...how to replace fog light bulbs
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 09:45:07 AM »
NIce guide how easy is it to remove the 'dressing panels ' that are where the fogs go I have a set of after market fogs I wish to fit ?
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Re: Guide...how to replace fog light bulbs
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 07:19:43 PM »
Brilliant step by step guide, could you do one for all the front lights  :)  :)

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Re: Guide...how to replace fog light bulbs
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 07:19:43 PM »