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Old 10-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default 2012 STI- Change out fogs through vents?

Hi everyone, I am in the process of changing out my fog bulbs. I heard that the easiest way to do this is through the vents in the bumper. Car is a 2012 STI. Is this correct?

Additionally, any recommendations for LED bulb vendors in the Lower Mainland. I'm tired of dealing with Ebay.

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Old 10-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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Hi everyone, I am in the process of changing out my fog bulbs. I heard that the easiest way to do this is through the vents in the bumper. Car is a 2012 STI. Is this correct? Additionally, any recommendations for LED bulb vendors in the Lower Mainland. I'm tired of dealing with Ebay. Thanks,
You have to take off your front bumper, and that would be the easiest way of changing your fog bulbs.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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I've done it before through side vents in the bumper.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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Some people recommend the side vents, but if it's your first time, bumper is probably better so you can see.

As for LEDs, most ricer shops... The one at Aberdeen in Richmond tends to have a lot in stock too.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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I just jacked up one side, took out a few clips to peel the skid guard back a bit and laying under the car you can see everything and I could reach easily to switch them out. Just my .02
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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side vents are the easiest. took me 2 minutes to swap out each side. no joke.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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if i recall correctly you slide the vent back towards the rear of the car and it'll pop out of the clips. then you just reach in and remove old and replace with new.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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hmmmm, I might try the vents. would also be a good time to plastidip them too...
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #9
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@bennydub thanks! It was super easy. Toughest part was getting the vents off. 5 min max.
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