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    Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

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    Both my fog lamps have no "glass" so will just replace both of them.

    Is OEM better than aftermarket?
    Did the originals have glass or was it some re-enforced polymer of some type?
    How much trouble am I going to have with corrosion and fog lamp replacements (just snapped the battery secure bolt).

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    Yes, OEM are better. The lenses are polycarbonate.

    Spray the fasteners down with penetrating oil (PB Blaster is good, if that have it up there) a day before you start working, and again 10 or so minutes before you try to loosen them.

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I used TYC housings from amazon. Given the price, I have been happy with them. I would upgrade the bulbs to Xenon while you are working on them, it only costs about $50 and makes a huge difference in light output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z0lt3c
    I used TYC housings from amazon. Given the price, I have been happy with them. I would upgrade the bulbs to Xenon while you are working on them, it only costs about $50 and makes a huge difference in light output.
    I had those so called xenon bulbs in my high beams and they sucked

    Hid( if you can) is best if not hir bulbs are way better then the cheap xenon bulbs

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I got the TYCs from Amazon as well. They fog up like a mofo. I might just go with OEM replacements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit man
    I got the TYCs from Amazon as well. They fog up like a mofo. I might just go with OEM replacements.
    Sounds like they are defective

    If the bulbs don't have bad o rings

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I put OEM in my '02 this past Dec and it wasn't bad...just got crawl under and a headlamp will help tremendously so you can see what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02ELADE
    I put OEM in my '02 this past Dec and it wasn't bad...just got crawl under and a headlamp will help tremendously so you can see what you're doing.
    I agree with having a light to see by

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