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Old 15 Sep 2004, 02:17 am
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Driving through rain water up to my front bumper (courtesy of Gaston) did in one of my fog lights. Anyone have a short "how to" on replacing the bulb?
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Old 15 Sep 2004, 09:04 am
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Puck,

Easy, but you have to lay on your back or get it up on a lift. There's just a black plastic covering that's held on by one snap. Be easy on the snap or it will break. After you undo the snap you can peel the covering back enough to see the rear of the bulb, just give it a twist and it will come right out.
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Remenber not to touch the bulb (glass part) with your bare hand.The oils in your hand react with the glass on the halegen and shorten the life.It gets to hot because of the oils
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Old 15 Sep 2004, 11:40 am
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Thanks folks. I got it. Wait for rain to stop, lie on back, carefully pull out snap, peel back cover, twist out bulb, put in new one without touching the glass part. I can do that! The hardest part is the "wait for the rain to stop". This has been the rainiest year in history here in central Virginia. We got 14 inches from Gaston and another two inches this morning and now who knows what IVAN will bring. I really feel for the folks down in FL and on the Gulf Coast!
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Hey Puck, the wait can be frustrating for sure. On the other side about rain, I feel sorry for you all up north. Rain, rain, rain and more rain to come. Its going to be tough for you guys. Then after Ivan maybe Jeanne will come your way. Too much rain/water can do just about the same damage as wind, its just takes alittle longer. Stay dry and safe.
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I've also had puddle situations which left the fogs looking like an aquarium.

In order to get the water out, I used some foot-long vinyl tubing and papertowels. Roll a half-sheet and jam it into the tubing so about an inch or so is exposed. Feed it into the socket hole and let the towel absorb the H2O. You'll have to do this several times until dry. Go ahead and twist it around in there to clean the fog from the lense.

I thought of this method while staring at the work bench. Those two items just came into view somehow. Love to keep the ol' noggin a thinkin'.
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