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Old 11-14-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Fog light bezal

Can the chrome bezal be removed without taking the fogs out?


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Old 11-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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It supposedly can, but it's much easier to have the extra room with the fog lights out of the way.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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I love the chrome on the Fog Lights, but hate the chrome trim under the windows on the SEL & Titanium.

You could always black it out with vinyl or something similar if you wanted. A few people have done that, or replaced them with the Fog Light mounts from the higher trims.
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I tried to Pop Off the trim, they won't budge.
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Yes, but do a search as myself and others have done this. They can be removed but best to take out the fog lamp as the clips are helped to hang on by the fog lamp. When you take them out you'll see what I mean.
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Here are some pictures from when I took mine out, hopefully they can be of some help.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...9&postcount=19

If you work from behind, you can use something like a small flathead screwdriver to one-by-one release the tabs holding them in place.
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Just take out the fog lights. It makes everything alot easier. The only issue is limited space but you can do it by hand.
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Here are some pictures from when I took mine out, hopefully they can be of some help.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...9&postcount=19

If you work from behind, you can use something like a small flathead screwdriver to one-by-one release the tabs holding them in place.
so all in all, takes about what 30 min to remove and replace? minus painting of course.
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I didn't keep track of time when I did it, but it took me maybe an hour?

Now, that includes stopping for pictures, taking notes, and fighting with one bezel.

One bezel was being stubborn and took probably 20 minutes to pop out. The other, took seconds. I don't know why it was putting up such a fight but it did.

Provided the bezels don't fight back like mine did, 30 minutes should be enough or even more than enough time.
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I could be wrong, but aren't the fog light housings different on the Ti compared to the rest of them? Yes, I know they are black, but the non-Ti's don't have the chrome ring (bezel) do they? I thought non-Ti fog light housings were one piece total, instead of a housing with a separate bezel at the end (Ti).

Anyway, I was bored and took one of my bezel's off with a credit card. That's the only piece I'll be painting so I won't be removing the whole fog light assembly itself.
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