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Removing 2002 fog light lenses

I managed to get my bulbs out of my fog lights after washing the truck. My passenger side bulb is shattered and all the glass is inside the lens,as well as some water and mud.

I need to remove the lenses so that I can clean them out and also remove the metal ring inside, as I have ordered some yellow 9005 65w fog lights which I am going to mod to fit the 9006 plugs. While my passenger side one is out I also need to make new brackets or repair the existing ones.


I see 3 bolts, 1 on each side and 1 on the bottom. Is it just these 3 bolts to remove the lenses from the housings? If so,what size are they? Excuse the dumb questions, it's effing cold out and I don't want to sit outside freezing my nards off while figuring out how to take something apart while sitting in the snow.

Once the lens housings are out,how do I remove the lens from the housing? Do they pry apart or do I have to put them in the oven like the headlights?

Pictures of said steps would also be appreciated if possible.

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i'm unsure on the mazda fogs...post pics.


i know on my 01-03 ranger fogs, they seriously just sorta clip together using plastic clips and there's a seal between the two pieces.
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Pics, as requested. They look like a bit of a PITA

Back,driver's side,with bulb removed.
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can see why the pass. side needs repairing.
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remove 3 bolts to remove the fog lamp housings from the valence. THEN go from there to take the housings apart.
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from the close up shot, it appears the glass itsself is glued to a white housing.


still.....take a fog housing off the valence, and figure out what you gotta do to split the housing halves apart.
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I can't tell in person or in the photo if those 2 bolts are torx or phillips. The bolt in the valance looks maybe like a 7 or 8mm.

I think I should actually be able to remove that black part with the lens still attached, and then after its out,remove the lens from the black bracket.

I just can't get in there to see where all the bolts are and the Haynes manual says absolutely nothing. I'm sure Melt or one of the Mazda guys will have more of an idea.
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lol,I'm flipping through my owner's manual right now and all the bulb codes are wrong. Tells me my truck takes 9003 headlight bulbs when really they're 9007, and the foglights are an 899 bulb (wtf??) when they really are 9006.

Tells me how to replace bulbs,but now how to remove the bracket.
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eh...8mm those bolts take. just go out and do work!
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It's dark now. I'll do it tomorrow lol. Plus my bulbs won't be here for like another 8 or 9 days since they're being sent USPS from Cali.
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found something out...

went over to casper98's house tonight...he pointed out his fogs on his '98 and the backside look exactly like your's. He told me theres two mounting bolts/screws on the front, so the valence must be removed in order to remove the fog lamp housings.
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Ah, I was actually just going to ask if it would be easier to take the valance off.

How does it come off? Clips?
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if you take you valence off there *should* (been a while since I had my valence off) be to bolts on the fron of the light and 1 or 2 on the back.
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Ah okay. How does the valance come off? Does it just clip on?
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So I found there are some small bolts holding it on. How many are there and where are they located?

Or,would it just be easier to pull off the entire bumper?
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I got my broken one out and here's the carnage I found.

I need a new housing and a new mounting bracket.

Mmmmm,dirty.
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Inside. Rusted metal, broken glass from the exploded bulb and lots of mud and water.
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And here's the strange part. Look at the housing and notice the holes that seem to be melted into the plastic. I think this may have been caused by the housing resting on the bracket and the heat from the bulb causing it to melt. So, I definetly need a new housing.
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