It's a hilarious clich? in old movies to have cars that drive around with one of their headlights popping out of its sockets. Unless you're the type that likes to drive around in what is, essentially, mobile commentary, then this is a scenario you don't want with your fog lights. Changing out broken fog light brackets is a cinch. All you have to put in is a lot of patience, and a lot of care in following our handy guide! This DIY will save you a lot of money and time-so let's get to it!
Difficulty level: Easy
Things you will need:
- New fog light bracket
- Your vehicle's manual
- Ratchet and socket
Step 1: Carefully inspect the fog light bracket for any damage. Take particular note of broken glass or busted filaments as these can hurt and injure you later on.
Step 2: Unplug the wiring harness from the rear of the fog lights.
*Note* Pull this out by gripping the point of attachment and not the wire. Pulling this by the wire could loosen, if not sever, the electrical wiring.
Step 3: Note the means of attachment and number of attachment points of the bracket-usually these are hex bolts that require a ratchet, sometimes they're ordinary screws.
Step 4: Remove these attachment points by the necessary means, and set them aside for later.
Step 5: Slip the bracket off from the fog lights.
*Note* Be very careful when performing this step as the bracket might snag on the other components of the fog light.
Step 6: Put in the new fog light bracket, and hold it in place with the mounting screws /or bolts you removed earlier.
Step 7: Tighten these mounting screws /or bolts securely.
*Note* Do not over-tighten the screws as you might end up crushing the bracket.
Step 8: Re-attach the wiring harness to the fog lights.
Step 9: Start your ride to verify that the installation was successful!