How to Change Fog Lights Guide


Have you ever driven in a place which is always surrounded with fogs? If so you might have experienced some kind of discomforts while driving through that region. The fog lights in a car can help the driver to get rid of the fogs and it will also help to prevent accidents caused due to fogs. If fogs are there, it would be really difficult to view other vehicles on the road, and chances are that we’ll be hitting other vehicles out there. So, it’s very important to change the fog lights if they are not functioning well.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1/4-ratchet set
  • Quarter inch sockets set
  • Fog lights

Fog Lights

Steps to change the fog lights:

Step 1: First, you should lift the front end of the vehicle. For raising the vehicle, you may use a hydraulic jack. Make sure that you have raised it correctly and it shouldn’t come down without you knowing about it. There will be wires connected to the fog lights. Find those wires after you have raised the front end of the vehicle.

Step 2: Now you should cut the electrical wires which can be found behind the wire. It can be done using the cutting edge of the electrical crimping pliers. Try to leave as much wire as you can for the new lights.

Step 3: The insulation which can be found at the ends of the remaining wire has to be stripped off using the wire stripper. If you are with a crimping tool, look at the end of it – you’ll be seeing this tool there.

Step 4: Now, it’s time to remove the fog lights that are already there, for replacing them with the new ones. For that you may use the quarter inch sockets and ratchet.

Step 5: New brackets has to be installed on the new fog lights. For that you can use the quarter inch sockets. A Phillips screwdriver can also be used for this. After you have done this, place the new fog lights at its correct position and then fix the bolts and nuts. Make sure you have tightened them using the right tools like ratchet etc.

Fog Lights

Step 6: For a moment, simply loosen the brackets that you have fixed on the fog lights and then adjust the aim fast – and again tighten the bracket.

Step 7: Now attach the electrical wires to each other. For that you can use butt connectors. Then, using the crimping tool, crimp the connectors.

Step 8: That’s it. Now bring the front end of the vehicle to its previous state and check whether the fog lights are working or not. It should be working if you have followed things correctly.

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