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How do you remove the fog light housings on a 2005 F-150?

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:04 PM
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How do you remove the fog light housings on a 2005 F-150?

Both of my fog light housings are fogged up 90% of time time. I was going to try to take them out and clean them up real good or either buy 2 new housings.

Before I bite off more than I can chew, is this pretty simple?
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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Takes about 10 minutes or so to get the bolts out and wiggle the light from the bumper. Easy job. Turn the wheels to full lock for easier access.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:19 PM
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Takes about 10 minutes or so to get the bolts out and wiggle the light from the bumper. Easy job. Turn the wheels to full lock for easier access.
Thanks for the reply. I assume that black bracket is what I need to take off to get access to them
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:51 PM
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I believe the black bracket is connected to the fog light, so it should all come out together.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:46 AM
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How do you get the fog light housing off the bracket? Its attached by 3 long screws with nuts and you can't get the screwdriver in there to back it up. It just spins and its a PITA.

It would be much easier if I could do this to try and get the broken bulb out of the lense. Hate carrying around the housing with the bracket still attached.
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Yes the mounting bracket is supposed to be removable but after about 5 min of trying I gave up. How did the bulb break?
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:56 PM
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Yes the mounting bracket is supposed to be removable but after about 5 min of trying I gave up. How did the bulb break?
Water got in there somehow. Really only see moisture but it keeps breaking bulbs. I did this before but don't remember having the bracket on there when I was flushing the glass out.
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I just used a wrench and turned the nut on the back. Just get a real short phillips to back it up. Then the third one you just pull the tab out. It took me about 5 mins to remove mine off the bracket. -Brent
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Water got in there somehow. Really only see moisture but it keeps breaking bulbs. I did this before but don't remember having the bracket on there when I was flushing the glass out.
Huh thats strange, Might want to put some silicone around the edge of the lens if you think water is getting in that way. Make sure they are VERY dry before putting the bulb back in as this will seal in any moisture, but im sure you know that.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:04 PM
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Well I actually gave up and started tightening it back on. When I got so far it kept going and the Screw head came right out the bottom of the gray holder it rests it. Did the same to the other and then the clip and now its off. Hopefully I can get it back together.


Rinsed most all of the bulb out, filled it with water and just watched for leaks. Saw none.

I noticed my housing have the vent hole right above the bulb with what looks like a screen on the outside. I do not have the plate in between the hole and bulb like some pictures I have seen. I wonder if water gets in there sometimes and just drips right on the bulb. Water seems to come out the hole pretty easy when I fill the housing and tip it upside down. So I assume it goes in pretty easy.
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I had the same problem with my fog's, they didn't have the plate at the top. I bought new ones and they had the plate on the top and i haven't had any problems.
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Also, some are using 9005 bulbs instead of 9145 bulbs. I didn't get a good seal with the 9005 bulbs and ended up blowing both bulbs because of water. Just a suggestion in case you didn't consider it.
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Water got in there somehow. Really only see moisture but it keeps breaking bulbs. I did this before but don't remember having the bracket on there when I was flushing the glass out.
mine also broke the other day cause of water 3 months ago i removed it dryed took the broken glass out and re sealed it, well i gues it didnt work cause it broke agian and these bulbs are expensive, they are about 50$
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Same Problem

I have the same problem in my passenger side. I talked to a guy at O'Reilly and he said look at the top of the housing, there may be a crack in it. If there is take some two-part epoxy and seal it up. He told me the two part epoxy works better than silicone.
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