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post #1 of 7 Old 07-31-2006, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Foglight replacement

Hey, i was just wondering if anybody knew the proper way to replace the foglights? I bought new bulbs to install, but i cannot install them. I dont know how to remove the foglight asembly to get to the bulb. if anybody knows how to do it and if they have a tutorial or something, that would be great.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-31-2006, 07:46 PM
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FYI, I moved your post to the "Problem Diagnosis" area, it seams to fit better here...

I am sorry however, I don't know how to change one in the 04.. But in the my 02 I simply unfastened the lower front section of the inner fender well and pulled it down out of the way. This gained me access to the back of the Fog Light assemble so I was able to pop off the plastic retainer and change the bulb..

That was before I put on my Perrin FMIC and lost my Fog Lights.. Not to worry, I have a plan to put them back on... Just have to get off my lazy duff and do it when I have time.. Which is only on the weekends with my schedule..

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-01-2006, 08:47 PM
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you have to get access to the back of the fog lamp. the front glass will NOT come off the bulb is replaced from the behind. find the screw (i dont have your model) to remove the fog light or to let it flip down so you can get access to its rear
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-02-2006, 09:16 AM
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Buy a chilton or a haynes manual, it will tell you pretty much whatever you want to know. If you have access to a shop or know someone who is a mechanic try all-data. You should be able to figure this one out on your own but those manuals will come in handy down the road.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-02-2006, 12:02 PM
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I have an 03 and I'm able to get to them from the back side. You just have to remove the splash guard underneath the front end.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-03-2006, 02:19 PM
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Sorry Ken, moved to Non-Performance since there's really no questions about it other than how to replace them.

My car is well, it's like 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag...

<------ Click to see what I'm workin' with. ;)
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On the 2007, 1. remove the splash guards underneath the driver side, they are held on with the plastic pop rivits, use a screwdriver to pop the center down, then the rivit comes out. The screw type just unscrew 1/4 turn and it releases. Just remove enough to pull the splash guard down and out of the way. 2. Remove the wire harness on the back of the fog light housing, push the release lever in and pull down on the harness. 3. Twist, (unscrew) the disk on the back of the fog light housing 1/4 turn and it comes off. The bulb is plugged into the back of the disk, remove the bulb wire, easy to do with needle nose pliers. 4. A spring clip holds the bulb in, push in, and pull down slightly to release from the hook, and the spring clip flips back out of the way. 5. pull out the bulb and put the new one in.
6. Flip the spring clip back into position and push in and up to clip. 7. plug the bulb wire into the back of the disk. 8. Replace the disk onto the back of the housing, screw on, (tighten) 1/4 turn. 9. Reconnect the wiring harness, push up into slot. 10. replace the splash guard.
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