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I just noticed one of my fog light is out. How hard is it to replace, and how much? And how do you replace it? I didn't get a change to look at it yet. If anyone has any information, please reply.
 

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Just as something to try, open the hood turn on the headlights and see if they flip out of the way to give you access to the bulbs.
 

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BubbleHead said:
You need to go into the wheel well to get to the fog light.
I opened the hood and did it that way......:huh:
 

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I was able to reach mine by laying on the ground and reaching up/in. The bulb twists out. Look at you manual for the correct bulb, get a new one and look at how it goes in. It was a pain. Unfortunately I sold all the manuals I had for my 98 and my son's 00. The instructions are in there.
 

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The replacement bulb is a #893, about $7 at any auto-parts store. However, since you're putting in new bulbs, try the #885. It's the bulb used in Camaros and is 50w vs 37w for the 893. A good cheap ($14) upgrade. To replace them, I raised the headlights, removed the black surround (3 screws) and reached down to the back of the foglight housing. Took about 30 min.
 

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Thanks guys

Thanks for the reply's. I will be going to petboys to find the replacement bulbs. Thanks for the idea of replaceing them with stronger bulb.
 

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I don't think there is a "stronger" bulb that will go back into the same recepticle.The PIAA's require a bit of re mounting. You will need to drop the bottom cover in that area however you can use the same wiring/switch.
 

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I don't think there is a "stronger" bulb that will go back into the same recepticle.The PIAA's require a bit of re mounting. You will need to drop the bottom cover in that area however you can use the same wiring/switch.
there is a hotter bulb but I can't remember the number for it.....:nuts:
 

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fog lights

Thanks, i was able to get the fog light out by turning the headlights on and going in that way. It was very easy to remove them. Took less than 1 min for both. I need to purchase the replacements. Should i get the brighter ones like someone recommended 885's. Has anyone used these?
 

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stilcrazee said:
I don't think there is a "stronger" bulb that will go back into the same recepticle.The PIAA's require a bit of re mounting. You will need to drop the bottom cover in that area however you can use the same wiring/switch.
I guess I should of paid closer attention, I was thinking PIAA install. :spanked:
 

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The replacement bulb is a #893, about $7 at any auto-parts store. However, since you're putting in new bulbs, try the #885. It's the bulb used in Camaros and is 50w vs 37w for the 893. A good cheap ($14) upgrade. To replace them, I raised the headlights, removed the black surround (3 screws) and reached down to the back of the foglight housing. Took about 30 min.
Thanks for the upgrade idea. I installed the 885's last night. They look good! Was very easy , took about 1 min for both. Went in from the head lights with them open. Didn't have to remove anything! Thanks guys!
 

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As I stated above, the 885s are a good cheap upgrade. Obviously not as good as PIAAs, but only $14 bucks. If you're already replacing a bulb, it's a no-brainer. I put them in at the same time as I put Silverstars in the high and low beams.
 
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