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Old 03-25-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Broken bugeye fog adjustment screw

The screw to adjust my driver's fog appears stripped. Not the screw but the adjustment ability.

Is there anyway to fix this? Can I just replace the white plastic piece in the back?

I tried to search but didnt' find anything about repair.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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Rest assured. First thing I did when I bought my used car a month ago is to try to adjust the fog light beam (after well reading the instructions on how to do it). Ripped off the head of both adjustmentscrews, and subsequently, off 2 out of 3 of the mounting screws for each foglight. My mechanic told me he can't replace the screws, and that I'd have to buy the full OEM fog light mount.

Bottom line: I took a little piece of wood and stuck it underneath the foglight, basically immobilizing it in the exact position i wanted it to be. Alternatively, use a piece of rubber cut off an eraser, or anything else which fits under it blocking the fog light enough so it doesnt move, but still leaving some room for twisting it should you need to readjust it.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:04 AM   #3
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Ack, I don't wanna have to do that. But it looks like the plastic piece where the adjustment screw is comes off. I haven't taken it off yet since I just replaced my bulbs.

Maybe someone has a broken foglight they wanna send me? I'll pay for shipping.

Also what happens when you hit something hard enough the wood/eraser pops off?
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:07 AM   #4
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So, any other options than a new foglight? I don't know if I could just buy one rockblocker film. lol

Anyone? Bueller?
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:55 AM   #5
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As ugly as my description appears to be, its really not that bad! Bumps, snowpiles, potholes, and the fogs didnt move by a milimeter. Get something black to stick in, and you won't notice a thing - and it will hold it in place really well.

Well alternatively you could flood the entire foglight casing with epoxy, but.....
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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^^LOL....

I'm gonna see if anyone has a spare lying around.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:38 AM   #7
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Consider then changing them. I recall reading good opinions about Hellas, and I think all it takes to fit them is some simple custom-made bracket. Then again, I don't know if with busted screw heards, you don't actually need to change the entire casing.

Stick things under the foglight!!!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:23 AM   #8
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It's not the heads, it's just the adjustment screw. It just turns and doesn't move the light anymore. And that comes off with the fog.

Thanks...maybe I'll look into the hellas.
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