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post #11 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 09:21 PM
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+1 for the clear write up. i managed to do this w/out taking off the bumper and lots of feeling around.
can u explain how to do this? i dont wanna pull the whole bumper ?
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remove both front wheel, remove front iner fender locking tab or whatever it is called and you have acces to you fog light or fog light cover by pulling the iner fender ...

that's how i change my fog light bulb and it took 10 min on each side because i have only turn the wheel on the inside on the side i was working.

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can u explain how to do this? i dont wanna pull the whole bumper ?
you can do this by removing or loosening under body panels, it also helps to elevate the car off the ground. I undid all the bolts and clips that held the panels to the front bumper and also a few clips on the wheel splash shield, enough to carefully bend/peel the panels open enough to gain access to the fog light shroud to remove the dummy shroud and install the fog light assembly.

Word of caution, the nut plates that hold the bolts in appear to be plastic/weak metal and can easily strip, don't German torque the small bolts when reinstalling the underbody panels, just snug it

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Here is the "Light Switch Removal" procedure from the Mazda 6 workshop manual.
I believe I will add this to the bottom of the install guide. It takes about 5 minutes, but I know that actually having the pictures makes it easier.

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can u explain how to do this? i dont wanna pull the whole bumper ?
You can do this without removing the bumper. It takes more "blind firing" ; I removed it to clearly show where the lights go and how to install them. Just make sure to not break the body panel clips.


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Does anyone happen to know what size screws are used to hold the fog lights to the mounting brackets as well as the bracket to the surround? I just got my kit from Mazda/TRS but didnt order the screws from mazda.

If theyre not too much, ill just get them from the local parts dept, but i figured I can probably do it much cheaper from home depot
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Does anyone happen to know what size screws are used to hold the fog lights to the mounting brackets as well as the bracket to the surround? I just got my kit from Mazda/TRS but didnt order the screws from mazda.

If theyre not too much, ill just get them from the local parts dept, but i figured I can probably do it much cheaper from home depot
I'm in the same boat. lol. Was going to poke around home depot tomorrow.

btw, dealer wants $4-6/ screw. lol
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He clearly wants to screw you :-)
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all this screwing and poking talk...hahahahaha

So MOST of the screws were overpriced, but really not bad considering how few I need. The ones that connect the bracket to the shroud were like 1.15 each. and the bottom height adjustment screw on the bracket which was somehow different, but was the same price, so I got it from mazda. The screws that attach the foglight to the bracket were $6 a pop. In the interest of not screwing up the threads in the led housings, I grabbed one of them and ill measure the threads and buy the rest of them elsewhere. 6/screw is just insane. Another fine example of how if they would just charge what they should, they would have had an easy sale. sure its not the $5 profit they would have made, but a .50 profit is more than a 0.00 profit.
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Err.. lol

Went to Home Depot and found that these work for my fogs. =] In case anyone was wondering... Dealer wanted ~$5/bolt. :nuts:

Side mount bolts are M4-.7 x <8mm
Height Adjust bolt is M6 - 1.0 x <10mm

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^thanks, those were perfect! do you happen to know the size of the screw for attaching the mounting bracket to the shroud? the above screws are only the 2 on the side of the light and one bottom aim adjuster. the screw Im looking for is the 3 that are around the bracket. In the pic you have above, one of the holes lines up with the little alignment 'nipple' and next to it takes a screw. the M6 is too large, and the M4 is too small

Thanks! I bought the screws from mazda but havnt opened the bags yet and as long as I can find out what the last size screw I need is, they can all go back to mazda!

Mazda wanted $6 a pop for those height alignment screws!!!
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