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How to Replace Fog Lights 01-05 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:45)
    • It is not necessary to remove the wheel, but doing so will make the other steps easier
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Accessing the Fog Light (1:13)
    • Remove the plastic clip from the splash shield with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the three 7mm bolts from the inner fender
    • Pull off the inner fender
  3. step : Servicing the Fog Light Bulbs (1:48)
    • Apply penetrating oil to the fog light bolts
    • Turn the fog light bulb counterclockwise
    • Pull out the fog light bulb
    • Disconnect the bulb from its wiring harness
    • Connect the new bulb to the wiring harness
    • Twist the bulb clockwise into the fog light
  4. step : Removing the Fog Light (2:16)
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the horn
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts from the fog light
    • Disconnect the wiring harness from the fog light
    • Push the fog light forward
    • Pull the fog light up and out
  5. step : Installing the New Fog Light (3:20)
    • Thread the two 10mm nuts onto the new fog light
    • Put the new fog light into place
    • Tighten the two 10mm nuts onto the fog light
    • Put the horn into place
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into the horn
    • Connect the fog light wiring harness
  6. step : Reinstalling the Inner Fender (5:34)
    • Put the inner fender into place
    • Insert the three 7mm bolts into the inner fender
    • Insert the pin into the splash shield
  7. step : Reattaching the Wheel (5:55)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we're going to show you fog light replacement on this 2001 PT Cruiser, same as any 2001 to 2005. Tools you'll need are jack and jack stands, which is optional. What I mean by that is in this video, I do raise up the car and remove the tire. You don't necessarily have to do that. It does make it a lot easier. If you do jack it up, you'll want a tire iron or a 19 millimeter socket with ratchet and breaker bar to remove the wheel, 7 and 10 millimeter wrenches or sockets with ratchet, and then a flat blade screwdriver or needle nose pliers to pull out some little push pins that hold the inner fender in place.

You can see I have the car jacked up and the wheels off. You'll want to remove the little pin at the bottom. This is up near the bumper. Looking from the bottom of the car, there's a pin that holds the lower plastic panel at the bottom. Just use a screwdriver, or if you use a pair of needle nose pliers, put it up in there and pry that out. Now there are three 7 millimeter screws that you'll want to remove. We'll speed that up as we take out those 7 millimeter screws and then put that panel off to the side.

You'll want to apply some penetrating oil to the backs of the bolts on the fog light. If you're just looking at changing the fog light bulb, you turn it counter clockwise and then work it out of the socket. A lot like headlights, it just has a couple clips. I just work my thumbnail under the clips and then work the bulb out. Put that back on and just let it rest there for now.

Next, you're actually going to remove this lower horn 10 millimeter bolt. Now you can remove these 10 millimeter nuts that hold the light. You do just have to loosen these. Loosen this one up just a little bit more. There's a little tab that it sticks in right here. Push your fog light forward, and then up. Get a little rough with it and out.

We've put our nuts onto our new light. The new light from 1A Auto is nice and clear. Put the new light down. The fun part's just kind of getting this to fit in here. There's a tab there, and then there's a tab underneath. There's a tab here, tab underneath. Make sure those are in. Then, you can tighten it up. Plug it back in. Then put the front close panel back up into place and the three bolts that hold it. Also, I think I forget to film here, but there's also a push pin at the bottom that pushes in, and then tighten those up nice and snug.

Now, you'll want to put the wheel back on. Start your lug nuts all by hand first to avoid cross threading them. Then I use my impact wrench just to tighten them preliminarily. Then once the vehicle's back on the ground, I use a torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot pounds using a star pattern.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 7mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench

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