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Old 10-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #66
Zeeper
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
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2012 Sport 5MT
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Originally Posted by vksy View Post
I could be the exception for all we know. Maybe the installer working on my car had one too many the night before.

Anyway, the good thing is that the 4 mounting tabs have identical spacing. So the light housing is centered whether the adjustment knob sits on top or is pointing south. If you have dainty hands, the assembly can be flipped without going behind the bumper. Just remember to readjust the throw.
I experimented with pulling the black part off the fog light and switching it, and reversing one, etc, but I've decided I am not going to switch them around.

I have the adjusters maxed out and the fog light beam falls below the low beam (but is aimed much higher than when I got the car). So at this point I am going to use them as is.

If the aim is still too low, there is the possibility of using a few washers between the light frame and the car to change it, but I think mine are passable now.

Popping the snap rivets to adjust them from the bottom is not difficult, and obviously changing the bulbs on these things won't be an issue -- even though the manual recommends bringing it to a dealer...

If I could put 55 watt bulbs in without melting anything, that would probably be my only modification. In my experience LED lights are not bright enough to be worthwhile replacements, though I did put LED's in my last car because the fog lights were no better than running lights anyway.
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