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    Default Fog Lights Face Lift replacing

    Hi Guys/gals Just Changed My N/S fog light on my 2006 sri Without taking the Bumper off

    took 20 mins to swap old for new unit simples
    OK here go jack up front n/s to max height or run up ramp remove the 3 torx screws on the flap that (folds down For Bulb ) replacement

    then remove 2 torx bit screws from inner wing panel in front of the wheel 1st the bottom one then the 1 halfway up the bumper pull this back to access the light unit then slacken both lower bolts on the light unit using socket 8mm
    then get a 1/4 drive flexi extension + others attach the 8 mm socket to the flexi then 1 or 2 extensions to give you approx 40 cm length
    plus ratchet remove the top bolt completely (awkward ) one then remove both bottom bolts drop down the unit remove wiring plug

    to replace unit fit wiring plug first place unit back on mounting bracket put both bottom bolts in almost fully tightened
    now the tricky bit take the top bolt insert in socket hold in place with blue-tack wrapped round bolt and socket align with top fixing hole on light then faff about a bit getting it in the hole then fully tighten it then full tighten bottom bolts refit inner wing bolts and bottom flap simples
    now this was the hard side due to the water bottle being in situ the off side should be a lot easier
    hope this helps some of you folk
    cheers Pete

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    It only takes 5 mins to take the bumper off then there's no access issues at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch22 View Post
    It only takes 5 mins to take the bumper off then there's no access issues at all
    maybe so but i seached a few forums and did not find anything posted about only taking 5 mins to remove bumper
    thats why i posted the above .
    the only info i found was it was a pain in the neck to remove the bumper to replace the fog lights.

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    8 screws 4 plastic clips = off no problem

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    Seriously easy to remove and replace the bumper as said before, leaving TONS of access.

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    Sorry. Wrong thread..

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    Hi there, there is absolutely no reason to take of the bumper when replacing the fog lights in the Vectra C, I replaced mine in 10 minutes only today and it was a breeze by going under the wheel arch.

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