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How to Replace Fog Light Housing 00-04 Ford Focus

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  1. step : Removing the Fog Light Housing (0:25)
    • Raise and support the vehicle if necessary
    • Locate the rear of the fog light housing from under the vehicle
    • Disconnect the fog light electrical connector
    • Remove the screw at the lower inner corner of the housing
    • Twist the bulb counter clockwise to remove it, if necessary
    • Push the housing out from behind
  2. step : Installing the Fog Light Housing (3:04)
    • Insert the fog light housing by first inserting the outer tab into the bumper from the front
    • Reinstall the screw on the inner corner to secure it.
    • Insert the fog light bulb and twist it clockwise to install it
    • Reconnect the electrical connector

Hey, friends. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today I'm working on a 2001 Ford Focus. I'm going to show you how to do a fog lamp. It's going to be a very easy job. I want to be the guy that shows you how to do it. If you need this or any other part, you can always check us out at Thanks.

Right under here you have your plastic grille and your bumper. Okay? This plastic grille should have a little bump out that comes out right here, and it's going to connect to where your fog lamp assembly is. There should be a little bit of a screw of some sort. This one's missing, so I can't really tell you for sure what it is or what it looks like, and I'm sorry about that. I only have what I have to work with here.

First what we're going to do is we're going to disconnect this right here, just by lifting on the tab. We'll take a peek inside, make sure we don't see any funny colors. Rainbow colors are bad in there, rust, debris, anything like that. This one looks good. Next what we're going to do is we're just going to give this a little push, and there we are.

I'll show you what the new one looks like real quick, and we'll do a comparison, and I'll show you what to look for. Over here we have our original fog lamp assembly out of our 2001 Ford Focus. We just removed it. It was very easy. Over here we have our brand new, quality 1A Auto part. As you can tell, they both have the same exact shape on the outside lens. Super important to make sure you've got the same shape because it has to fit inside the bumper. Right?

We can turn them around. We can see where the mounting's supposed to be. Right here on the old one's supposed to have an ear. Right here on the new one has an ear. That's always nice. Over here there's a little hooky-do here. Over here on the old one's supposed to have a hooky-do here, so we'll just kind of imagine that those are there and they're still in good condition and we can compare. They aren't, so use your imagination, but they should be there. These have them, so we can go ahead and mount it in.

Just something else I wanted to show you real quick. The old assembly still has the bulb in it, so all you're going to do is you're going to take it, turn it counterclockwise. Pull it out. Take a peek at it. If it looks like the filament inside's broken, or if it looks like the bulb's black, this one I would say is pretty much borderline. You can replace it or just re-install this. To do that, all you're going to do, take your new lens, take off this protective paper right here. Make sure we recycle that. We'll put our bulb inside our new lens. Turn it clockwise, and we're good to go. Now I'd say we're clear to install this into the vehicle. I don't see any reason why I wouldn't want to. If you need this or any other part, you can always check us out at Thanks.

Okay, so we've got our little hooky-do. That's going to go inside here. So, you're going to come in at an angle, and it should slide right in. There should be a screw that comes through from this side, and that'll be how you'll install it. I'll have to do something a little bit different on this one. This is going to be easier to do without the bulb in there, so I'm just going to turn it, take it out. Press it into where it wants to be. It's happy there. Then I'll put the bulb back in. There it is.

Okay. This piece right here should be mounted onto a little piece of plastic with a screw. I can't do that. Maybe you're suffering from the same thing as I am here. Could just use a wire tie if you want, or, of course, you could replace this plastic piece if you wanted as well. It's completely up to you. I would say as long as this is sitting so it's not going to fall out and hit the ground, we're doing all right. Let's see if I can get this done. Okay. Oh, yeah. Going nowhere. It's happy there. Good job, Len.

Okay. I'll take our connector, push it right in there. If you wanted to you can trim this or you can leave it. I'm going to trim it. Recycle that. Take a peek at it. Looks pretty good. All right. Easy peasy.

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