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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Fog light lens removal, how-to

Ever wondered how to remove your fog light lens for mod or repair?

Hereís how:

Remove all external metal parts: Donít forget to take the bulb out, or youíll make a mess.


Preheat oven to 250F:


Place fog-light on old cookie sheet, and an old wet rag, glass lens down:
You could use new stuff, but that's on you to explain to the wife/GF.


Bake for 10 minutes:
Donít get distracted and forget itís in there, another good way to annoy the GF.

Prepare your operating table for the new patient:
In the end all I needed was a small flat head screw driver. Ok, so the fire resistant Nomax gloves were useful as well.


Insert screw driver in crack between lens and housing and gently twist, like your turning a screw.

Once that bad boy is off, itís time to start cleaning. I had to remove glue and resin from all previous attempts at repair.




Now, that I can get to the inside of the lens, I can finally do a decent job of patching the bullet-like hole in my fog light lens. I think this clear JB weld resin will do nicely.


This is as far as I have made it, waiting for everything to set up and cure for final polishing and painting with, Metalcast Duplicolor Yellow.



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Do you know if there is a place that sells replacement lenses? My lense has a gaping hole in it about an inch in diameter. I want a cheap way out of this. Otherwise a new fog is 80 bucks. I might get some hella replacements but thats still expensive.
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Plz let me know how this turned out

hey i am wanting to d this to the fog lights on my 04 wrx and im useing the same paint but i was worried how the color would come out can you please let me know how yours came out
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I know this is old ... but I cannot find a replacement foglight for less than $150.00? Most are more like $170.00! It seems that I have to replace the whole assembly?

I also have a hole and a crack in the lens itself, and wish that I could just replace the lens or the "bulb" (not the halogen light itself ...). Looking for an inexpensive fix for this.

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Do you know if there is a place that sells replacement lenses? My lense has a gaping hole in it about an inch in diameter. I want a cheap way out of this. Otherwise a new fog is 80 bucks. I might get some hella replacements but thats still expensive.
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I know this is old ... but I cannot find a replacement foglight for less than $150.00? Most are more like $170.00! It seems that I have to replace the whole assembly?

I also have a hole and a crack in the lens itself, and wish that I could just replace the lens or the "bulb" (not the halogen light itself ...). Looking for an inexpensive fix for this.

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If you have not found them yet, here is a company I order stuff from for my work (Napa). They have pretty good prices and fast shipping.

http://www.shermanparts.com/

It looks like the Fog lamp is around 90 plus shipping. I already have a business account setup, so you may have to contact them about buying retail.

Hope that helps, good luck.

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I know this is old ... but I cannot find a replacement foglight for less than $150.00? Most are more like $170.00! It seems that I have to replace the whole assembly?

I also have a hole and a crack in the lens itself, and wish that I could just replace the lens or the "bulb" (not the halogen light itself ...). Looking for an inexpensive fix for this.

Jan Guthrie in Racine, WI
You can cover the lens with "lamin-x". I just did mine in yellow and like it; but they have them in clear also. They install from the outside and require no removal. I did one using the "wet" method and the other dry. Dry sticks immediately (one chance only) and the wet takes some time and skill to work out the folds....

Subaru Outback (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Fog Light Covers

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