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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take out the small screws that hold your turn signal/marker lights on. This will allow you to reach in and undo the three (if I remember right) 10mm nuts on the back of the fog housings that hold them in the bumper. Once they're removed, press on the back of the fog housing and the foglight assembly will pop out of the bumper. Then you can replace the bulbs.
What I did on my Z is something you might consider - while I had them out, I took them apart (just a couple screws and bolts, very easy). Open it up so that you have access to the glare guard - the cup that sits in front of the bulb. This blocks forward projection of the light, and instead bounces it onto the reflector to be spread very wide (but not far forward) in a fog beam pattern. I used pliers to physically break the guard off the housing, so that instead of a wide, shallow fog pattern, I had a forward-projecting driving beam. I also swapped the 35w OEM bulbs for 55w higher-output superwhite bulbs (this increase in power consumption is not enough to cause any risk to the wiring or fusing, by the way - it worked for years for me). Then put them back together and reinstall them - you'll find a drastically improved light pattern for night driving, and they're still low enough to the road to cut under most fog. Especially since I always felt that the Z headlights were pretty pathetic for output (at least until I installed HID lighting), this was a great mod to make to the car.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
SOURCE: Burn out fog light bulb
I did that 7 years ago following the shop manual information. You basicaly acces the lamp socket from under the bumper - Be sure to use long-life bulbs. Mine have never burned since replacement 80,000Mi ago.
I drive with parking lights ON at all time and I made a modification to connect these "fog-lights" with the parking lights not just with the HID headlights like they are stock. So I use HID's less...
Speaking of which I learned from my Sony TV that HID bulbs do not like to be turned ON and OFF and back ON with out cooling time.
I have another Acura CL tip for your lights... the battery ground strap to the engine corodes itself easily with winter road spray. It needs to be cleaned to renew the good connection of the alternator ground to chassis thus HID lights are noticeably brighter. (in car electricity a circuit is made of a + and a ground - Bad ground circuit makes for decreased bad + current !)
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
There's a small space behind inside fender. You can get your hand in there to grab and twist the back of the bulb to release it. You need a flashlight.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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