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Fog Lamp Replacement

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Hi All,

 

Looks like I've got a NSF fog lamp bulb gone. Is it a straightforward job and how would I go about replacing the bulb?

 

Thanks,

 

Nick

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Hi, Nick,

 

Front or rear?

 

The rear bulbs are very simple.  Just detach the boot lining at the offending side, carefully lift out  the lights panel, and replace the bulb.

 

The front I know nothing about as the 2007 model does not have them fitted as standard and are not on my car.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Hi Peter,

 

I'm afraid it's the front near side. I take it that's a bit more complicated. :rolleyes:

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That's a thought, Nick.

 

There is a small independent accessory shop near me who will do things like that - very useful.

 

Peter.

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I'm in the middle of changing my font offside fog lamp. I noticed that it wasn't working after buying the car. If you get at eye level with the lamps, you will see 3 plastic clips along the front off the grill. Remove these by turning them a quarter of a turn to the left. You could use pliers, but I just used my hand. Next, remove the small trim from the side of the lamp, which just pulls off from the right (for the offside lamp) then there are 2 allen bolts which are about 4 mm to remove. That is it, apart from disconnecting the wiring, which is straightforward.

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Hi Andy,

 

Does your front lower grille and fog lamp look like this:-

 

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Cheers,

 

Nick

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Yes, that's the one. Mine's the offside one though. No more than 20 minutes work to remove the lamp, then you can mess with it in your house.

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Thanks Andy.

 

I followed your instructions and took the lamp out successfully. Unfortunately the idiots in the car spares shop gave me the 5v bulb instead of the correct 12v one, so I couldn't finish the job today. It'll have to wait until tomorrow now.

 

Nick

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That is one job I will never have  --  the 2007 S type does not have front fog lamps.

 

Petrer.

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Many thanks to Andy Pandy.

 

I was a bit reluctant to do this job until I'd seen Andy's post. Removed the fog lights this afternoon, quite a lot of abrasion to the glass but some 2500 grit wet and dry and three coats of clear coat made them look much better. On my 2001 S-type the lamp units are each held on by 2 "Torx" size 30 screws. There is a wire clip securing the electrical connector which needs to be removed. The rest is exactly as explained by Andy Pandy.

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