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NEED TO KNOW HOW TO REPLACE foglight bulb on DRIVERS SIDE

MY BULB WENT OUT AND I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO REMOVE LENS TO REPLACE IT. THE BULB COSTED 11.99 AT SCHUCKS AUTO PARTS

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  • Min. W.D. & Heather Patterson & Barr

    Thanxs to the hyundai tech. The service manager at CarPros Hyundai called me and told me that this was very very difficult and could not be done unless I removed the entire bumber. He said that would take some heavy duty tools. I asked, "Just to change a $11.49 light bulb that I purchased from Schucks Auto?" Just goes to show you who's really out to help you or gouge you good, no?

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    Right side fog light is out and I can't fine a way to get to it. HELP

  • camaro327 Oct 21, 2008

    I just got done changing the bulb and did not take anything apart. I laid on my back and reached up in and twisted out the old bulb, After breaking off one new one I realized I could see through the lens with a drop light. I pushed the bulb up with one hand and held the drop light with the other. Once I could see the slots I was able to line them up, push and twist. It only took about two minutes and no tools. Mike

  • Min. W.D. & Heather Patterson & Barr

    Thanks even though it's 2 years late we still own the car.
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Yes this is a 2 year old question, but neither answer is really explicit enough to be useful when trying to actually go out and replace the bulb.

What you need:
- halogen light bulb - 881
- small flathead screwdriver

With the car parked, parking brake activated and ignition off, look underneath the car's front bumper, near the tire. There is a small plastic panel, in the shape of a quarter oval, with four rivets on the side nearest the tire and what appears to be a plastic Philips head screw with a plastic washer around it at the opposite/point side. This "screw" is actually a disguised plug; wedge your flathead screwdriver between the washer and screw and work the center pin out. If you need pliers, grab a set, but I was able to just pull it out with my fingers. Then pull the plug section, disguised as the washer, out.

With the plug removed, you should be able to push the quarter-oval panel up, and reach in and feel for the back of the foglight fixture. I had to lay down to get the flexibility right, but it's personal choice. You'll feel the back end of the bulb, angled downwards and attached to the plug with two side clips. Pinch the sides to free the clips then pull the plug downwards. Once it's free, feel for the bulb and twist it a quarter turn counter-clockwise. You should then be able to pull the bad bulb out.

Place the new bulb into the hole, with some gentle pressure, with the socket facing open to the right, then turn it a quarter-turn clockwise to lock it into place. Reconnect the plug, making sure you feel the two clips grab hold. Turn your lights on to check to see if the new bulb works.

If it does, put the panel back into place and reset the plug and pin. if it doesn't work, you've got bigger problems than a burned out bulb.

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I just got done changing the bulb and did not take anything apart. I laid on my back and reached up in and twisted out the old bulb, After breaking off one new one I realized I could see through the lens with a drop light. I pushed the bulb up with one hand and held the drop light with the other. Once I could see the slots I was able to line them up, push and twist. It only took about two minutes and no tools. Mike

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Do not remove the lens the best acess is with the head light lens removed but if this is a little to difficult as it does take some work to get it out, acess it from the under side of the car just remove the front part of the inner fenderliner

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