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How to Fit Fog Lamps to a Mini Cooper

Updated July 20, 2017

The Mini Cooper's fog lamps are embedded into the bumper of the vehicle. In order to access them, you must remove the tire from the side you want to replace the fog lamp and go through the wheel well to replace or install the fog lamp. Once the wheel is removed, it is only a matter of removing a few screws from the wheel well liner and replacing the fog lamp bulb. The entire process takes only a few minutes.

Place the jack under the side of the Mini Cooper on which you will fit the fog lamp.

Remove the plastic nut covers on the wheel using a wheel wrench. Use the jack to raise the Mini Cooper to a comfortable level.

Remove the wheel cover and the wheel nuts using the wheel wrench. Take the wheel off the Mini Cooper.

Remove the four screws from the wheel well using a screwdriver. Remove the wheel well access cover.

Reach into the wheel well and twist the fog lamp bulb counterclockwise to remove it. Install the new bulb by rotating it clockwise to secure it to the assembly. Reattach the wheel well access cover and reinstall the four screws.

Place the wheel back onto the vehicle and reattach the wheel nuts and wheel cover. Lower the vehicle and reattach the plastic nut covers.

Things You'll Need

  • Jack
  • Wheel wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement bulb
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About the Author

Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.