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quick foglight refurb 45mins with pics

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    i bought some new fog light bulbs this week so thought id give them a quirk refurb.

    ive got some photos as well so here it is

    start by removing the fog light (no pics but dead easy)
    remove the gille and 2 torx bolts on he side of the light then unplug the wire
    should end up with this.
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    next is to remove the bulb and split the housing.
    to split the housing you need to pull theese clips back and the metal back will slide away from the plastic housing
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    you also need to remove this screw
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    now once the they seperated you will have this

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    one of mine was like this :(
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    i washed the plastic housings in warm soapy water (no pics) but self explaining
    the metal rear parts of the housing i sanded with some p600 sandpaper.
    then i just got a tin of satin black and applied a few thin coats inside and out.

    have a cuppa while paint dries...........

    right now the paint is dry its simply puting it back together.
    which i shoudlnt need to exln plusi ddnt take pic of the rebuild.

    but this i what they loked like back togethr with the new bulbs in
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    im going to wet sand the clear lenses and g3 them at a later date

    final pic
    please excuse the unpainted lowers, its getting painted next week:)

    [​IMG]


    thanks for reading, !st guuide ive wrote :)
    any comments more than welcome
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    Blends in nicely with the mesh. Any pics from further away and what affect does it have on the light at night?
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    I'm just having my tea now mate, I'm going to take a further away pic and a one just before it gets dark and upload.So be about an hour.
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    Good little write up I did mine the hard way by pushing my finger in the bulb hole and cleaning with a rag cut my finger to sreads lol. What bulbs did you get as I would like something brighter than the originals as Ive got HIDs. I cant imagins theyle be very functional now theyre painted satin black thou as theyle not refkect now.
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    Yeah I agree with the reflective bit.
    il let you know the results soon.

    i just typed h11 bulbs in eBay and gt some for £7 delivered.
    They h11 100w 12v superwhite xenon bulbs by a seller called red..line

    tbf I only had one reflector piece in one light so tbh it's my personally going to make a difference to me.
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    I have Nightbreakers in mine, they're better but still not over impressive really (although I do have yellow film on mine now) - yours will be candles now with a black reflector lol!
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    Ive trie them just before and in all fairness they're not great but they do work ok, due to the better bulbs but loss in reflector they about oem quality.
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