drivers side fog light - Civinfo
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By RA108
  • 1 Post By Wilmo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 9th June 2018, 23:13 Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 4th January 2018
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
drivers side fog light

Another one from me, sorry. So a naughty pheasant broke my fog light. Looked on eBay they seem cheap enough. Are they something I can do myself or do I need a man (mechanic or otherwise)? Cheers x
Butlinsbabe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10th June 2018, 08:51
Supporter
 
TommyBoy's Avatar
 
Car: 2010 FN2
Join Date: 28th January 2014
Location: Staffordshire, UK GB
Posts: 239
Thanks: 7
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
iTrader: (7)
You can do it if you can get your bumper off...
TommyBoy is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10th June 2018, 09:03
Super Moderator
 
M8TJT's Avatar
 
Car: 10G 1.5 Civic Prestige
Join Date: 10th October 2015
Location: Bexhill, Sussex GB
Posts: 2,922
Thanks: 87
Thanked 221 Times in 213 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butlinsbabe View Post
Are they something I can do myself or do I need a man (mechanic or otherwise)?
"Mechanic"? Possibly, depending on how adept you are at popping panel studs and undoing Allen screws.
"Otherwise"? Only you can answer that one.
M8TJT is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10th June 2018, 11:22
Supporter
 
Lebon's Avatar
 
Join Date: 20th May 2013
Location: Nottingham uk GB
Posts: 78
Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Do it yourself, removing the bumper only takes 15mins ish, and once off easy to remove and replace the fogs
I think there’s a how to in the wiki somewhere
Lebon is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10th June 2018, 11:37
Supporter
 
Car: 2008 1.8 GT Type S
Join Date: 14th May 2010
Location: Yorkshire ENGLAND
Posts: 3,216
Thanks: 485
Thanked 306 Times in 271 Posts
iTrader: (2)
You can do it without removing the bumper, it's just a bit fiddly. Underneath there are holes in the under tray that give access to nuts which can be turned using a socket with a long accessory bar fitted. It may take longer than 15 mins though. You have to be careful not to lose the nuts inside the tray as well, although they can be recovered by either manipulation (bumping them back to the hole) or dropping a corner of the tray.

Something to beware though with removing the bumper, it depends on which model of Civic you have. The Type S has far more pieces to remove than the standard car.

I replaced the nearside fog on my Type S entirely through the tray with the bumper on.

Finally, look at Wanners Fog Light Covers, without these you'll find yourself replacing fog lights more frequently that you might like as they're particularly vulnerable.
wanner69 likes this.

Last edited by RA108; 10th June 2018 at 11:40.
RA108 is offline  
Thanks to RA108 from:
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10th June 2018, 19:30
Supporter
 
Wilmo's Avatar
 
Car: FN2 CTR & Si both Milano Red
Join Date: 16th May 2017
Location: East Sussex,UK ENGLAND
Posts: 603
Thanks: 41
Thanked 61 Times in 61 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RA108 View Post
You can do it without removing the bumper, it's just a bit fiddly. Underneath there are holes in the under tray that give access to nuts which can be turned using a socket with a long accessory bar fitted. It may take longer than 15 mins though. You have to be careful not to lose the nuts inside the tray as well, although they can be recovered by either manipulation (bumping them back to the hole) or dropping a corner of the tray.

Something to beware though with removing the bumper, it depends on which model of Civic you have. The Type S has far more pieces to remove than the standard car.

I replaced the nearside fog on my Type S entirely through the tray with the bumper on.

Finally, look at Wanners Fog Light Covers, without these you'll find yourself replacing fog lights more frequently that you might like as they're particularly vulnerable.
+1 on the fog light covers.
I had the drivers side go on my Si and was a cow's son to get at - just for 1 silly 10mm bolt!
First thing I bought when I got the CTR was FL covers (nice fetching yellow) since it's even more hassle on those.
wanner69 likes this.
Wilmo is offline  
Thanks to Wilmo from:
Reply

  Civinfo > Civic Type R > Type-R

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome