[A4] replacing burnt out fog light
4pkirby at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 19:25:44 EST 2005
Thanks. Piece of cake...10 minutes, max. A couple of insignificant
corrections, to take the bezel off you do have to remove the little
black grill immediately inboard of the bezel (you have to remove this to
get to the two screws closest to the middle of the car), there are three
screws, not two, and aiming is not affected. The aiming screw is
It did take a little wiggling and jiggling though to get the light out
of the hole.
Yee, Phil wrote:
> Taking off the bumper sounds crazy. For me ('01), it was totally
> easy to just take off the fog light bezel, remove the unit via 2
> screws, and take the entire light out. You'll have to re-aim it,
> but that shouldn't be a big deal. Count the turns of the assy
> screws, and when you reassemble, that should get you damn close.
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> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 08:40:57 -0500
> From: Peter Kirby <4pkirby at gmail.com>
> Subject: [A4] replacing burnt out fog light
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> Sorry for this dorky question, but I am trying to save some time. My
> 2001 A4 has a burnt out fog lamp (driver side). According to the
> Bentley manual, the front bumper should be removed to access the back
> of the lamp in order to change out the bulb. Does anyone know if
> removing just the under-engine cover will provide adequate access?
> Perhaps it is just as easy to take off the bumper -- I've done it on
> each of my 2 Audi 90s so I presume the A4 bumper is much the same.
> ps. I wrote in a few months ago asking about getting a stronger
> under-engine cover because on the road to the cottage there were a few
> nasty rocks sticking out too high for the A4. A 2-week old 2006 Jetta
> helped smooth the road a bit: cracked the oil pan on one of the rocks.
> The municipality, I guess fearing a further lawsuit, decided to
> remove/cover the offending rocks.
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