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morrieschoice 11-17-2008 07:02 PM

Driving Lights/Z-3
 
My driving light on the passenger side just went out. How do I get to the light so it can be replaced...hopefully do not have to remove the air dam???? I would appreciate some information on "how to" remove & replace the light. Thanks in advance.

CarterTG 11-17-2008 09:41 PM

I use a popsicle stick to pry off the black plastic cover next to the foglamp. Unscrew the hex-bolt and the foglamp assembly falls out toward you. As I recall the assembly is a clamshell containing the bulb. 12v 55watt H7 style

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wildag 11-18-2008 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by CarterTG (Post 3708610)
I use a popsicle stick to pry off the black plastic cover next to the foglamp. Unscrew the hex-bolt and the foglamp assembly falls out toward you. ....

I don't think he was asking about the fog lamp. He said the "driving light" which I believe is the low beam.

To remove the light head lights (high or low).... this is from memory.

1) Open the hood
2) Look behind the head light enclosures, and locate the back of the light blubs. They have wires that clip on.
3) Unclip the wires.
4) Turn the bulbs a quarter turn (don't remember which direction)
5) Pull the bulb out of the head light enclosure
6) Remove the bulb from the "holder".
7) Reverse to put in new lights.

You may have to remove the washer fluid bucket on the passenger's side. I remember the driver's side being much easier.

Zuzax 11-18-2008 10:29 AM

I'd say it's the fog lamp since he says he doesn't want to remove the airdam.

morrieschoice 11-18-2008 01:17 PM

Carter is the "winner". you guessed right....the fog light....my error...always thought they were driving lights....thanks for the correction and the information...will be changing out the bulb today.

milesdf 11-18-2008 05:23 PM

Yes- It is the foglight. Just did the same replacement yesterday. And it is an H7 bulb, not the H1 Shucks Auto told me from their catalog.
Dave

wildag 11-18-2008 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by morrieschoice (Post 3709940)
Carter is the "winner". you guessed right....the fog light....my error...always thought they were driving lights....thanks for the correction and the information...will be changing out the bulb today.

lol. Your responses are always interesting man. Glad you got what you need.

Krafty04 01-14-2012 07:43 AM

Replacing mine tomorrow with yellow H7's. I love how they eliminate glare from rain and snow. Used in all previous cars.


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