Most Hondas come with fog lights. If you have ever driven at night through a thick fog, then you know how important a good set of fog lights can be. These powerful lights are set lower on the vehicle's front for maximum road illumination. When a fog lights burns out a replacement should be installed as soon as possible. Luckily, you don't need to spend a fortune at the garage for this repair as it can be done at home in short order.
Things you need
Replacement OEM fog light kit
Drive your Honda to a safe and well lit location suitable for work, such as a driveway or nearby car park. Put the automobile in "Park," engage the emergency brake and turn off the engine. You'll want to wait for about 30 minutes to be sure everything has had a chance to cool before continuing.
Crawl under the front end of your Honda and inspect the area directly behind the fog light lens that has stopped working. Here you will find the fog light assembly. Depending on the model and year of your Honda, there many be a plastic or rubber access panel protecting the inner light assembly. Just take a flathead screwdriver and pry this off.
Unplug the wiring harness that delivers power from the Honda's electrical system to the fog light. To do this, simply grab hold of the plug and depress the sides of it while pulling.
Remove old fog light assembly. First locate the three mounting bolts that hold the fog light in the bumper. Remove these with a wrench and slide the entire assembly out.
Slide a new OEM style fog light assembly into the cavity in the bumper and secure it with the three mounting bolts provided in the fog light kit. Reattach the wiring harness and snap on the access panel.
Things you need
- Screwdriver set
- Replacement OEM fog light kit