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Old 06-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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Part 2 - Installing the Lights and Harness..

Since my lights and bezels are here. I figured I would install them Today and move closer to completing the install...

NOTES: The Passenger side light is the harder of the two to install...

1. Make sure the Ignition switch and Light Switch are in the OFF position before beginning...

2. Raise the front of the car and secure on jackstands... (if your really really skinny.. you can skip this step.. BUT it makes it MUCH easier to do if you got the car up in the air so you can comfortably (as much as possible) work on it.

3. Gather up the parts you'll Need:

Qty: Part Number Description: Source:
2 Not Available Factory OEM Fog Lamp SAE Parts

1 330-2513L-UD Depo Aftermarket Foglamp Bezel amautoparts
1 330-2513R-UD Depo Aftermarket Foglamp Bezel amautoparts

1 N/A Wiring Harness built in step 1 above......

4 1/4 - 3/4 1/4" x 3/4" Cap Hex Bolt
4 1/4 - 20 1/4" - 20 Locknut with Nylon Insert
4 1/4WSHR 1/4" Flat Washer Local Hdwre Store

OPTIONAL Black Spray Paint...

4. The Tools You'll Need for the Job..

Flatblade Screwdriver
7/16" Socket.
7/16" Combination Wrench
Jack and Jackstands

5. Remove The Fog Light Vent Covers from the Bumper. They Just pull right out.. and pitch them.

6 Remove The 6 retaining clips that hold the front bumper lower splash shield to the bumper then pull the splash shield out from under the bumper. The retaining clips have a small slot which you slide a screwdriver in to. Once the center piece begins to come out.. grasp the center part with the needle nose and pull it out until it stops. Then pull the entire clip from the hole it is in.
fold the splash shield down and back as far as you can, so you can get up under the bumper..

7. Locate Connector C144 where it is secured to the front bumper next to the Driver side Fog light hole... remove the clip from the bumper and pull the connector out through the hole for the foglight.. Remove the dust cap (blank sealed connector) from the harness and take the retainling clip from it, then pitch the dummy connector.. This connector is sealed and non-usable for inserting wires because the wire passthroughs are plastic sealed).

This is a picture with the fog lamp and harness installed on the driver side. The Connector in question is the big one on the left..

8. Connect the 16 way connector from our homemade harness to C144 and attach the retainling clip to the connector from our harness like it was on the dummy connector then put it back where it was originally. You'll want our harness connector to point toward the rear of the car.. Everything just seems to fit better that way. (see picture above)

9. attach the fog light to the connector on our harness (as shown below) then position the light in to position in the bumper hole from the back side..

10 Once the light is in the correct position, secure it with 2 bolts, washers and the locknuts... (see picture showing the location of C144 for where the lower inside bolt goes.. Its not accessable at all from the outside of the bumper. The top hole is easy to find.. its the square hole on the fender side of the bumper.

11. Position the fog bezel then press it inwards until it clicks in to place.

The Right Side isn't as easy.. the washer bottle and pump are in the way and you have to creatively manipulate the light in to place around the bottle.. its kinda a pain. and the inside bolt is really fun to get to..

But it will work its way in there if your persistant.. Just be careful NOT to injure the connector for the washer pump.. etc.

After both lights are installed and secured... We'll route our harness and secure it.

snake a cable tie through the two Holes on the plastic shielding below the radiator... like shown)

and secure your harness in both places..

Then fold any excess harness up neatly and attach it to the horn harness with a cable tie or two..

Finally work the splash shield back up under the front bumper.. and put the six retaining clips back in place.. and push the center part all the way in to lock them..

Granted, Since I'm still waiting on the switch yet... they are not quite yet functional, but should all go well with the switch install.. The hard part is done finally.. Now i'm ready to hide in the A/C.. and relax..

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