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Our 54 plate Stype is lucky enough to have the front fog lights fitted, I need to change one but can't find how to remove it. Please can someone tell me how to remove the round fog from the front bumper.

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The front fog lights were fitted on facelift cars but were not fitted on the models made in 2007. I think they were on 06 models.

I thought about a retro fit but it involved too much messing about.

Peter.

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12 hours ago, Geoff35 said:

Our 54 plate Stype is lucky enough to have the front fog lights fitted, I need to change one but can't find how to remove it. Please can someone tell me how to remove the round fog from the front bumper.

Remove bumper splash guard-- eight screws & 3 bolts, that's where your problems may start.

I tried to remove mine recently, it was obvious it had not be removed before, three bolts easy, of the eight screws only removed two the rest stripped whatever type of captive nut used behind the splash guard.

Gave up will try again another day!!

 

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Hi,

I retro-fitted a pair of LED lamps from Ebay circa £29/pair to replace the standard fogs. These were Plug & Play - i.e. fixings and connector. However I had to reverse the DC feed polarity. Images below for further info. I haven't as yet applied any electrical mods so that they operate correctly as DRL/Fogs. I just switch them on as fogs when I need them.

Access to the lamps is as Joe says via the radiator splash panel, which when removing for the first time can be challenging. Jaguar factory fit plated carbon steel M6 screws (usually Torx) and lug nuts to this access panel (also on all other under body panels) and of course rust - making them difficult to remove. Patience and Plus Gas can help. Avoid of course "the old blow lamp removal technique" as plastic panels turn to liquid. :wink: A method I have used to remove the little buxxers is with a Dremel fitted with a small diamond cutting disc. However be careful as this can also cause a build up of heat in the screws. Just keep a water spray to hand for cooling the cutting area. When I replaced my lamps I fitted new lug nuts (available on Ebay) which were supplied with M6 Stainless Steel Button Head Socket screws and nylon washers. I applied copper grease to the fixings to ensure I will always be able to remove easily.

 

2002_2005 Rad Splash Panel.jpg

2001-2003 R fog.jpg

2005 facelift fog.jpg

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2005my led fog 2.jpg

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1 hour ago, Stevefoxton said:

Hey Budgie,

stuck with the same issue...did you buy the bolts etc as a set or separately on eBay? Will need to order before cutting the old screws out. Appreciate the help.

 

Hi Steve,

Yes the stainless hex head screws and lug nuts purchased as a set on Ebay. Be aware though that the lug nuts are not stainless - so would suggest you coat in copper grease or similar when fitting.

By the way you can remove the fog lights by un-clipping the grey plastic fog light surrounds. This gives access to the three mounting screws. They are I believe Torx T20 and they screw into a plastic nut so you shouldn't have a problem with seized screws.

Hope this helps 

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Hey Brian,

sorry for late reply.

managed to get to the fogs via the front wheel liner....easier than I had thought. Couldn't get them from the front as the screws are at the back and despite trying that approach it seemed a pain. Done anyway so well chuffed. Ordered the new screws for future use should I ever get the tray off.

thanks for the advice and happy motoring.

steve

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