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Old 07-05-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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One of the foglights is muerte on the '92 SE. I've removed it but I can't get the bulb out. Is it stuck or do I need to get the whole assembly?

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PS It'll come on if I kick it gently but the first time I hit a bump I suspect it will fail again, the connector seems snug.
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The lamp twists out the back of the housing counter-clockwise.
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I've used an adjustable wrench. It'* a breech lock type engagement to the fog light housing. Like Bill said turn it ccw. (approximately 30 degrees)
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It'* so damn hard to remove I'm afraid to break the housing. I've tried with an adjustable wrench but I'm reticent to apply too much pressure not to break it. I've sprayed it with Liquid Wrench and I'm letting it marinate overnight. Hopefully tomorrow morning...
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marinate... LOL

Why not just break the old bulb out? Afterall, the base of the bulb is copper or soft aluminum. As long as you don't damage the socket you're good to go.
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Why not just break the old bulb out? Afterall, the base of the bulb is copper or soft aluminum. As long as you don't damage the socket you're good to go.
Mark..on the fog light..the bulb in encased in plastic and goes into the housing..I think breaking the plastic housing is what he'* trying not to do. Or am I off on this?
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Since noone else has brought it up....

Considering the shape the fogs on my 98 were in when I got it, you might be happier just going aftermarket. You can get some nice lights for cheap at your local WalMart or Parts store. Tap them into the stock wires, and you're done.
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Since noone else has brought it up....

Considering the shape the fogs on my 98 were in when I got it, you might be happier just going aftermarket. You can get some nice lights for cheap at your local WalMart or Parts store. Tap them into the stock wires, and you're done.
Good point, there'* even a mounting frame for them...

The only problem is that nowadays, most aftermarket foglights are tiny compared to the large ones on the '92s.

PS I still couldn't get it out. I've given up and returned the car to my sister, at least I fixed her SES and stalling problem. + changed spark plugs and went synthetic oil. She claims it'* zippier, considering the shape her old spark plugs were in, I believe her...
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Aftermarket fogs, while smaller, are typically a superior reflector design, have glass lenses that don't pit like the OEM plastic, and are a higher wattage. You can't find an aftermarket foglight with equal or less light output than OEM. Only higher.
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Replacement is easlier than you think.

Cyberwhite Navigators and Hella Optilux Angel Eyes are two of the preferred choices here on BC. Both are very close in size and no one would notice the difference.
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