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metal thingys in the foglights?

hey guys, i got my truck back from the body shop, now the metal thingys inside of the foglights are laying at the bottom of the foglight...... is this a problem, should i take it back and have them fix that? or can i just take the light out and pull the metal thingys out?
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the metal thngies arent needed put they provide a different light pattern. its not super noticeable, but I thnk it looks better wthout the metal octogonal peices. your choice in the end but I say leave em out...
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hey guys, i got my truck back from the body shop

Thomas, what did you have your truck in the shop for?
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dealership ran my truck into a building...
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dealership ran my truck into a building...



dang...dude that sucks
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Make them fix the fogs!
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Make them fix the fogs!
not worth the time. take em out, I light the light dispersal without them anyway...
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i think its just a screw...i think
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i think its just a screw...i think

yes ts just a screw that hld the peice in but you have to pull the whole thing off the truck and apart to pull it out or to put it back on...
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This was previously known as the "Swoop1156 Foglight Mod". All it does [the metal things] is disperse the light in a different array.

Take the lights out of the valance, there are 3 screws holding it on.

Then, there are push-cip type connectors holsing the actual foglight together. Squeeze them and pull. You'll see.

Then, when apart, be VERY CAREFUL with the actual reflective material, it seems to be only a coating and can chip/flake off easily.

Re-assemble them in the reverse order as above.
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The dealer should fix what they messed up. However, concidering the amount time an hassle you will have to go through to make that happen, you could probably just remove them yourself and be done with it in 1/16 the amount of time.
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he has a 2004 - the fogs are totally different
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he has a 2004 - the fogs are totally different
Wow! I can't believe it took 12 replies to figure that out. I feel dumb.
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Wow! I can't believe it took 12 replies to figure that out. I feel dumb.

you still get points for trying tho..
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i didnt have fogs originally in my truck i added them in. I found, that puting them in to be a real btch, and that if i ever traded my truck in, theyre going with the truck. Im not sure how factory fogs are mounted, but i used stainless steel bots with nuts and it was anything but fun, if it were for the fact that my valance was new- under a year old, i think i woulda snapped it in half cause theres 0 room to work

oh yea, about that lil metal thingy, mine fell off, in both, first the driversside, then the passenger side - i just said F it, u cant notice it unless ur lookin for it
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both of mine came loose last year at 7K, i waited 3 months for the "up-dated" units to come in and ford replaced them under warranty.
the new ones have no shield around the bulb and are much brighter!
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This was previously known as the "Swoop1156 Foglight Mod". All it does [the metal things] is disperse the light in a different array.

Take the lights out of the valance, there are 3 screws holding it on.

Then, there are push-cip type connectors holsing the actual foglight together. Squeeze them and pull. You'll see.

Then, when apart, be VERY CAREFUL with the actual reflective material, it seems to be only a coating and can chip/flake off easily.

Re-assemble them in the reverse order as above.
the 04 and up units are sealed and do not come apart.
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the 04 and up units are sealed and do not come apart.
We figured this out about 5 posts ago. Thanks for that little bit of info.
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So taking out the "metal thingy" makes the fogs a little brighter?
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So taking out the "metal thingy" makes the fogs a little brighter?
Not "brighter" as in more lumens or candlepower or the like, it just really reflects the light in a different array or pattern. I liked it better.
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it just really reflects the light in a different array or pattern.
That's what I meant to say...Thanks, I think Ill give it a try.
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I took them out on my 04, wasn't much of a problem. just one screw holds on each metal part
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so how do i pull them out, where they are not jiggling around on the inside?
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The octagon pieces out should make the lights brighter. Those cover up alot of the bulb thus holding in the light they put out. Most other vehicles' fog lights are small bulbs, 35watts and such. Ranger's fogs are low beam bulbs, 45watts. I guess those are supposed to knock down the light a little. That's my idea.
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ok so imma work on the foglights, now that the stupid *** body shop, didnt put a bulb in right... or something happened, i went to was the truck and the pass side f oglight was dangling.....

So, how can i get these metal clips out of my foglights?

is it possible w\o taking the foglight assembly completly off the bumper?
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