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bumpy roads suck... look what they did to my fog light! it popped out of the socket, and them proceeded to melt a quarter sized hole in my bumper!

 

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no idea. just noticed it today when i went to the post office, left my car running with lights on, came out and saw the light under the car, was like WTF IS THIS SHIT!
 

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just some hid match halogen fog bulbs.
 

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My fog bulbs barely fit in the sockets, i have always worried about something like this happening. It really doesn't make sense, the little tabs line up but when you push in and spin it doesn't form a solid connection like all the other bulbs with similar connectors do. That sucks :(
 

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Im currently running Hoen Xenonmatch bulbs and they feel snug in the socket. I dont think a bumpy road could nock them loose

I just ordered HID fogs last night anyway :)
 

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I have those exact same bulbs... was I the one who recommended them to you actually? Haha. I think mine don't fit because the little metal diffuser in the housing isn't perfectly aligned and the bulb gets stopped by it, i've just been too lazy/busy to take them off the car and fix them.
 

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[quote author=cali_axela link=topic=135451.msg2916229#msg2916229 date=1233891088]
I have those exact same bulbs... was I the one who recommended them to you actually? Haha. I think mine don't fit because the little metal diffuser in the housing isn't perfectly aligned and the bulb gets stopped by it, i've just been too lazy/busy to take them off the car and fix them.
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Haha most likely :lol:
 

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no idea what's wrong with them, too cold to worry about it right now, i just shoved it up in the bumper and turned my fogs off... the drivers side is fine so idk why it fell out...
 

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Compare the positioning of the little metal diffuser dishes in both fog housings. Is the one on the driver's side offset from the bulb a little? This thread motivated me to take a closer look at mine and that was totally the problem
 

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no clue, cant see them, it's freezing so i'm not about to take my bumper off and fix it :lol:
 

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Don't need to take the bumper off. Just remove the underbody cover and jack it up a little, you'll be able to take the foglight housings completely off the car in about 10 minutes tops. Just 2 more screws each.
 

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maybe you should put the bulbs in properly?

mine are a beeeeyotch to remove.
 

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i've never taken them out... i think the housing was loose like cali said. the driver side one was tight.
 

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you took them out when you put the hid match ones in...
 

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they were on the car when i bought it.
 
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