: How do you change fog light bulbs?

10-09-06, 12:20 AM
Need to change the left side bulb in my fog light on my Catera. The cornering light and fog light are made in the assembly. I checked the bulb of the cornering light and it appears to be ok, however its not working. Where is the fuse located for them since my car has no manual. Thx for the help.

10-09-06, 01:28 AM
Are both cornering and fog-lights out on both sides?

10-11-06, 03:47 PM
Are both cornering and fog-lights out on both sides? Thx for the reply. No, just the driver's side. The passenger side works perfect. I got under the car and took off the rubber protecter and still didnt see where you disconnect the bulb at. Any advice would be appreciated.

10-11-06, 08:02 PM
If both bulbs look fine, switch them to the side that works to confirm if the problem is indeed the bulbs and not some other issue.

The fog light bulbs are H3, you need to retract the metal retention clip in the housing and then disconnect the single wire that leads from the bulb.


Very difficult to do without raising the car.

10-13-06, 03:29 PM
I just changed my Cat's fog lights. It's quite simple. All you need is:
1) car jack (check your trunk)
1) H3 replacement bulb
1) pair of needle-nose plyers

Jack it up and, if you want, place some sturdy object under it in case the jack fails while you're under the car.
Get under, pull off the rubber boot. The bulb is held in by a couple clamps. Loosen those, stick the new one is, and you should be good to go.
Sorry if this isn't detailed enough, but it all just seemed to flow when I did it...

10-14-06, 12:50 AM
Thx for the reply

08-01-09, 07:24 PM
Bump back from the dead. I found it very easy to do without lifting, yet I'm sure it would of been easier if it was lifted. Took me maybe 3mins for the 1st and under a min for the second one.

Pull down black boot...
Squeeze clip; bulb will drop down...Pay attention to how the bulb is oriented...
remove pigtail plastic jacket...
Pull bulb pigtail...
Do the same in reserve...

08-02-09, 04:54 PM
I just lay on the ground and do it. Enough room for me :)

08-08-09, 09:27 PM
Yeah, I need to get a little fancy, the side mounting holes are broke on mine, really hard to get on without em. Taking the hole front bumper of and duct tapin them in....lol... Red Green eat your heart out!

08-10-09, 07:46 PM
I just lay on the ground and do it. Enough room for me :)

Climb the curb, one side at a time, to get more clearance without jacking. Both wheels, F & R, so you don't twist the frame. Probably won't hurt anything but that's the way I do it.