Two Question - Fog Lamp and Web Site

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mike Marlow, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Mike Marlow

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Hey Guys:

    Anyone know how to change out the fog lamps on a 2004 Sonata? It looks like
    I have to take the entire lamp assemby out of the bumper and that does not
    look like fun.

    As well - does anyone know what I have to download for IE to be able to
    display the drawings on I had this working at one point but
    had to re-build my computer and can't remember what the plug in is that is
    required for the site to work.

    Mike Marlow, Sep 29, 2006
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  2. Mike Marlow

    hyundaitech Guest

    You should be able to access the fog lamp bulb from underneath. There may
    be a cover on the back of the lamp that you need to twist and pull off.
    If I recall correctly, you can twist and pull the bulb out and unplug it
    from the harness. If you're having difficulty getting behind the bumper
    cover, you may need to take the front two retainers loose and pull down
    the front portion of the fender liner.

    For schematics, you'll probably need Adobe SVG Viewer. For other
    illustrations, you'll probably need Macromedia Flash Player. All the
    requirements are listed on the site requirements page.
    hyundaitech, Sep 29, 2006
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  3. Mike Marlow

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Thanks HT. I did find the site requirements after I posted this question.
    It was quite difficult to find - they hid it in an area called Site
    Requirements. Whodathunkit?

    According to the manual, you have to remove the bumper cover to gain access
    to three screws that hold the lamp in. It appears the bulb socket does not
    just twist out - as I too had originally thought it would. I did get a hand
    up in there last night while farting around with it and I may be able to get
    a small screw driver up in there and remove the three phillips head screws
    that hold it in. We'll see. I can't work on it again until Monday night
    though. We swapped cars with a friend so we could use their mini-van to
    move our daughter this weekend. Syracuse to Philly in a ford mini-van.
    Ugh! My friends better not see me...
    Mike Marlow, Sep 30, 2006
  4. Mike Marlow

    hyundaitech Guest

    Since I didn't recall needing to unscrew anything and I also didn't recall
    exactly what the back of this lamp looked like, I trekked out onto the
    used car lot and stuffed my head under an '05.

    Definitely don't remove the three screws. You should be able to just
    twist the bulb counterclockwise and pull out of the lamp assembly. If you
    remove the three screws, methinks you'll have the lamp in many more pieces
    than you want.
    hyundaitech, Sep 30, 2006
  5. Mike Marlow

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Thanks again, HT. I appreciate you going to that effort. I did try to
    twist the socket, but I didn't put everything I have into it. Didn't feel
    like it wanted to move, but I'll give it more effort next week when I work
    on it.
    Mike Marlow, Sep 30, 2006
  6. Mike Marlow

    hyundaitech Guest

    I'm sorry, I must not have been clear. Don't twist the socket. Grab the
    electrical connector and the bulb together and twist the bulb.
    hyundaitech, Oct 1, 2006
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