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Old 01-03-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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One of my fog lights is burnt out. What's the easiest way to get a replacement, and how hard is it to change it yourself (what tools are needed to get in there)? I've never really done much on my car before besides change tires and oil, so I don't know!

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Old 01-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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Easy...and a good time to upgrade your lights! It's a standard off-the-shelf bulb.

Surprisingly, there is a section in your owners manual that covers it (towards the back section 12?). Basically, a screw-driver, and a ratchet (IIRC). About a 5 minute job.

Good luck.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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Make sure you have the correct size screw driver....the screws strip easily if you are using one that is too small. And yes, very easy to change....did it all the time at the drag strip for my home-made "ram-air" intake system.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:44 AM   #5
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Make that fog lights, plural, now that I look closer.

I'm looking at buying Hella Yellowstars. It sounds like you can get away with 85W ones in the 55W-rated stock lamps... can anyone counsel me either way?
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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my 1999 had 85W bulbs in the regular lamps, and blew a fuse. mind you, i bought it that way, and i have no idea how long they were in for, might have been a bad fuse/something else.
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i'm sure there are others who have experience with the bugeye fogs though
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:09 PM   #7
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You run the risk of melted wires and/or starting a fire when running a higher wattage bulb in the stock wiring harness. You could also melt the housing.

Unless you're planning on running thicker gauge wire pulled directly from the battery, I wouldn't recommend running 85W bulbs. Stick with the stock wattage.

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