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Old 01-07-2009, 12:17 PM
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DIY Replacing Clearance/City Fogs/HID bulbs

This may have been submitted before, But I can not find a DIY with viewable pictures...so I will post mine....If its a repost feel free to delete.

I had to replace out one of my Fog/High beam bulbs so I figured I would do a simple DIY for any new comers or anyone else that needs to replace a bulb in the headlight housing. My Car is an 04.......It has the clearance strip and the combination H4 FOG/HIGH BEAM Bulb. The 06 and latter have the city light and a FOG only bulb.

STEP 1.
Turn the wheel all the way in on the side your going to work on. Then jack the car up so the wheel is just about off the ground. Some take the wheel off completely, but I didn't think its necessary.
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STEP 2.
Locate the philips head screw on the upper lip of the fender, and remove.
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STEP 3.
Locate the pop up button type fastners on the wheel well lining. You will need to remove 5 of them. Two on the front fender opening
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and two on the engine side of the wheel well. There is one more on the top of the wheel well that hold the front and back pcs together...this one needs to come off as well.
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STEP 4.
To remove the fastners, use a flat head screw driver and simply lift up the center round portion and remove the entire pop up rivet fastner
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STEP 5.
After removing the 5 fastners and philips screw, start separating the liner from the rear portion and pull it down to get access to the back of the Headlight Housing.
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STEP 6.
Once the wheel well liner is down, you can see the back of the headlight...
The one labeled #1 is the clearance bulb, which is on a long black stalk. simply turn it a half turn and it will come out for bulb replacement.
#2 Is the housing for the HID Bulb. this is the same for every year.
#3 Is the housing for the Fog/High Beam bulb on the 03-05 models. On the 06-07 its for the Fog bulb only and I assume the city light is in this area as well, maybe on the lower side of the fog housing.........
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STEP 7.
To get access to the bulb, unscrew the cover and remove from the housing.
Once you complete that, all you need to do is remove the electrical plug, and you will find a clip holding the bulb in place. Simply squeeze the two prongs together, and the clip will come out and release the bulb. DO NOT TOUCH ANY BULB WITH YOUR HANDS. Wear a pair of clean latex gloves to remove/install any bulb.
Reverse the steps for installation of the bulb, test them. then reinstall the cover on the back of the housing.
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REVERSE THE ABOVE STEPS to reassemble the liner and your good to go.
This should give you a reasonable idea how to complete this on your driveway in less than 30 minutes.
Good Luck
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Where do you get the right ones to fit ?
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lol yehh das my next question, i have an 04, so now which bulbs to i get?!?!
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Most OEM bulbs run in two different ways. D2R is for reflector based cars (like ours) D2S is for projector based systems. (BMW, AUDI, ACURA etc).

For the 04 sedan you will need the D2R. Look around as phillies can be found on many places for decent price.

Here is a link on color output, yeah i know it is a civic, but this guy did some good write up.

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thanks, great write up and pics
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ok thanx alot for this DIY, i just put in LEDs for my city parking lights on my 04 coupe... Once figuring out where the JACK point was, it was pretty easy! oh, and there are 6 plastic clips to remove n total and 2 screws!!!!
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Great right up. Just installed my leds in the city lights and they look a 1000 times better. It was way easier to jack up my car on each side to get to the lights, it gave me a lot more room!
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Reference

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Where do you get the right ones to fit ?
This is a good reference for OEM bulb sizes

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Great right up. Just installed my leds in the city lights and they look a 1000 times better. It was way easier to jack up my car on each side to get to the lights, it gave me a lot more room!
seriously..jacking the car up makes it x better....now if only I could find a bulb that's bright enough for my liking.. the stock HIDs aren't very bright at all...
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I'm gonna do this .. this weekend (saturday) i hope like hell i got the righ bulbs.. i got the from v-leds.. I'm gonna be changing the city/parking light.. i hope it'sd a wedge bulb if not the jokers at v-led sold me the wrong ****..
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great right up hopefully i'll b changing my city lights this weekend if my led's come in
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Just did this like 10 minutes ago......Awesome DIY,
Thanks man!
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Parking / clearance bulb

Thanks for the pics. Very helpful. Just changed on 03 sedan and was fairly simple without any need to jack up the car, remove wheels, bumper, etc. as I've seen suggested elsewhere. Took a minute to figure out how to get the clip back in the holder but mostly because of limited view available.

While doing this I noticed that the little light in the same compartment with the fog/HID bulb is out. I think Infiniti calls this a "parking" or "clearance" light. It is a little 168 bulb. For the life of me I can't figure out how to get to this little bulb to change it.

Anyone deal with this little light before?

Thanks for your help.
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this info will be helpful. have had a set of 8k's in my garage and was having trouble locating how to replace them. gonna start on them now.
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Thanks for the awesome write-up! Did this today, was a breeze.

One thing to note, though, I have a 2005 and the D2R's need to go in one way. If you put them in upside down you get a weird beam pattern. The white shaft thing needs to go down.

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