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How to Replace Fog Light Bezel 08-14 Cadillac CTS

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

In this video, we will be removing and installing a fog light bezel in a 2008 Cadillac CTS 4. If you need this part or other parts for your vehicle click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

Take these pins out. You're going to untwist them. Then once they're untwisted you can pull them up just like that. Sometimes they don't untwist too well so you've got to like pry up underneath it. You can use your fingernail or like a straight head screwdriver.

I'm going to pull this panel up, put it aside, and then I can pull this weatherstrip towards the center of the vehicle to take it off. We'll do the same with this side. Pull up here. Pull up there. There is a fastener right there and a clip on the backside. We can take the weatherstrip towards the center, and this piece will come right off.

We're going to pull these little clips out with a trim tool. We sell these 1AAuto.com. Get in underneath there. There should be another one there, but it's missing on this vehicle. Right here. Right there.

I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet to take these 2, 10 millimeter bolts out. Okay, good.

I'm going to pull this push clip off. We're going to use clip trim tool, and then there's one right here we need to pull off. Pull that off. This is just a rubber shield that's attached to the bumper. We're going to leave it attached to the car on this side, and over here we'll do the same on the other side. This one's actually ripped right here, so we don't have to do that. And then this piece over here is already out, so we're all set on this side.

I'm gonna take these plastic push clips out with our trim tool. Pull it out, and we'll pull this one out. These other ones we can leave in. Those just hold this front skirt on. Pull that out. Pull this one out too.

So, we're going to disconnect the fog light. There's a little clip on the backside and then a clip on the front side. If you do them somewhat together you can pull it down. Pull the backside clip off first. You can pull on the front side. See? Two clips, just pull them out. I'm going to do the same for this side. Disconnect the fog light.

There's this air duct thing here. I'm going to pull that off. It looks like it's missing from the other side. This is there to force cool air onto the brakes while you're driving. This vehicle has headlight washers, so it sprays washer fluid on the headlights, so we're going to disconnect that. We're gonna use some needle nosed pliers and pry this clip off--just move it to the side a little bit to there.

We're going to take a right angle pick, get in there without stabbing yourself then go all the way around to loosen up the hose like that. We can twist it off. Just gonna work the hose back and forth and then it'll eventually come out. All right, when I pull this off, fluid is going to come out, so I just have this random bolt that's about the same size, so I'm gonna plug the hole with that, just like that. That'll keep the fluid in there, most of the fluid in there.

I'll use my clip tool. Pull these push clips off. I'm going to use our trim tool. Pull this one out. I'll have a little more play with this. It's a 10 millimeter bolt right there we're going to take out. Got that out. That process will be the same for the other side. Then you can pull this off.

Pull this out over here. Just with the grab, and pull it straightforward. All right, we're going to take this, say, seven millimeter bolt and pull this off with a seven millimeter socket, ratchet, and extension. You can take a screwdriver--just get it in here and push from behind here a little bit. There's some clips. They should pop off. I'm going to grab and pull a little bit so that's it at that point. There's these two white plastic clips. I'm gonna push down right here while pulling out slightly on the bezel. There's a clip right here as well. You can squeeze them and almost push them, and you can pop the bezel out.

For reinstall, we're going to align those two plastic clips and push those in, and push the front and it's in. Now we'll take our seven millimeter bolt and screw it in. The process will be the same for the passenger side.

We're gonna reinstall the bumper. Make sure that lines up over there. Line this up over here. Line that side up right there. You can take these 2, 10 millimeter bolts, put these in. We can snug these down.

We're gonna install this 10 millimeter bolt on the passenger side. When we're doing this you're going to want to make sure the body lines up with the bumper and then snug that down. Procedure will be the same for the driver's side. Connect the fog light connector, line it up then push so it locks in place. Same on the passenger side.

Right. Next we're gonna reconnect our headlight washer hoses. Most of our fluid leaked out, but if did this in a timely manner you would have fluid coming out of there. Then we're gonna move this clamp with some needle nosed pliers back to its original location right there. It goes just like that.

We're gonna reinstall this shield. Push that push pin through up top. Push this one in down here, just like so. Same for the driver's side.

Next we're going to install this brake cooling snorkel on the passenger side. Our driver's side is missing, so put a push pin right there, right there, and right here. A little push pin there--one right here, and then one right here.

All right, you're gonna install this liner. You're going to go up under here, and then to put the snorkel on it's going to click through like that. I'm going to put our push clips through there. Install these push clips right here, right here, and one right there. We're gonna put our push clips in up top here.

Now we're gonna reinstall this shield. We're gonna push this weatherstripping on sorta like that, and same with the other side just like that.

Now we're going to use these clips, reinstall these retainers. We're gonna reinstall this cover right here. Get that lined up. There's a little tab right there that lines up with. Lock that down. We're gonna reinstall this right here. Make sure you go under the weather strip over here and then press down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

2008 - 2013  Cadillac  CTS
2014 - 2014  Cadillac  CTS
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