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Old 10-31-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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Question Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

Seems like for some reason I'm having a harder time than usual with this. What's the correct way to replace foglight bulbs on a 2gb Eclipse?
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

You will need the star key to do this. I have to take my front bumper off to get to mine.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

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You will need the star key to do this. I have to take my front bumper off to get to mine.
I presume you mean a Torx screwdriver? T10, T15, etc?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

Yes a Torx.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

I have a few Torx bits here, do you guys remember which one it is?
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:19 AM   #6
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

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You will need the star key to do this. I have to take my front bumper off to get to mine.
Maybe you have to take the bumper off because you have a front mount ... ? I know I didn't have to remove the bumper to change the bulb on mine but it's a 2ga Talon bumper cover and I didn't have a front mount back in time ...
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:27 AM   #7
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

Try it out and see. I cant remember unfortunately although it seems the most used Torx on the car is T10.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #8
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

I looked at it more today and it's a 6 sided star with a hole in the middle. I'm assuming it's a security bit, I thought I had one...but nope.

We are talking about the 4 bolts in each corner of the housing correct?
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #9
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

If you have a 2gB Eclipse bumper you won't need to take off the bumper.

I had a security bit set lying around I used to replace the fog lights. It is a little time consuming. It's best to take the whole fog light assembly out and replace the light than trying to do it while it's still bolted to the car.

And BTW, don't buy the cheap ass blue "coated" lights. The blue coating actually lowers the amount of lumens (light) projected.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:58 PM   #10
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

I know this thread is kinda dead but did you ever replace the bulb? I am also wanting to replace mine and was wanting to know if anyone who has replaced theirs could post some pictures up so that I can see what they look like once replaced. I was going to put those cheap bulbs in but won't if they really do reduce light output =P
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:57 AM   #11
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

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And BTW, don't buy the cheap ass blue "coated" lights. The blue coating actually lowers the amount of lumens (light) projected.
But they look soooooo muchhhhhh coooooooler that way! I have never had any problems with the Pilot branded Blue Lights. I would actually just suggest hitting up Ebay for a set of HID replacements.
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Re: Replacing Foglight Bulbs...

Hate to resurrect a dead thread, but these Torx bits are easy to obtain (security my @ss!). Just go on ebay and look for "7 PC Tamper Proof Star Torx Security Bit Set" ($5.21), which is what I have. The access door of the telephone interface box on homes is secured w/ a Torx security screw, for example, hint, hint.

BTW, I bought a couple of the security screws and used them to secure my license plate to the bumper to deter plate thieves.
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