7mm deep socket and wrench
Expansion rivet puller (I gently used wire cutters)
H7 replacement bulbs (2)
Time to completion
Approx. 10 minutes
_______________________________________It's recommended to replace bulbs in pairs.
There are two plastic expansion rivets on each side that will need to be removed.
Use the removal tool (I very carefully used wire cutters) to pull the center head out and then pulled the entire rivet by hand.
One of the rivets on the driver side:
Since I used wire cutters, I was uber careful to not squeeze and cut the center rivet core.
Here's what the expansion rivet looks like pulled:
Pull the grill section out by gently pulling down and outward.
Here are the two 7mm bolts that hold the fog lamp housing in place.
7mm deep socket and wrench.
Remove the 7mm bolts and set them aside in a safe place.
Pull the inner partion of the fog lamp housing out first.
Then remove the entire housing and very carefully set it lense side down on a soft surface.
Disengage the clip securing the back cover to the front of the housing.
Pull the back cover out and away. Note the swivel hinges and how they hold the cover on.
Being tethered via the wiring harness made it difficult to work on the housing, so I disconnected it.
Once the housing is taken apart, you'll see the innards. Push down and pinch the two arms of the clip together. While pinching the two clip arms together, swivel them upwards and this will release the bulb.
Pull the bulb out. (Since I am replacing good bulbs with 2500k, yellow bulbs, I was careful not to touch the old bulbs so I can reuse them.)
Remove the two connectors from the bulb (doing this prior to the previous step is recommended).
Here are the replacement bulbs.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Here's how they look installed.
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