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Old 07-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Fog Lights Replacement HELP!

Hey guys, i want to replace my fog lights but i don't seem to know where to start. The front bumpers looks like this:



Does anyone know how to replace these fog lights without taking the whole bumper out?
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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your going to have to at least take half the bumper off to get to the fog lights its easy, there are bolts on the bottom that you have to pry off, if they break you can replace them with zipties
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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I saw a youtube video where you have to take the front wheels off and unscrew the plastic behind. would that be easier? then i might have to align the wheels again?
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i took those off on my car without taking my wheels off, just try its pretty easy
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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Okay so how do i take the bumpers off?
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:23 AM   #6
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Taking the rims off of your car won't require realignment, that's only if you disassemble the suspension.

It helps to turn the wheel fully one direction when taking off the fender linings (if you don't want to take off the rim) as this allows for the most room to work with.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:26 AM   #7
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Thank you so much guys! I'll try to put those fog lights on asap.
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