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Fog lamp replacement guide

Ive been looking over all the threads on replacing the fog lamp bulbs for an Overland. From what I gathered, it seems as easy as just accessing the fog lamps through the wheel wells.

Is it really that simple? Just reach in, unscrew the bulb, and then replace it? Has anyone had any issues with this procedure or have photos of the process itself?

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Re: Fog lamp replacement guide

I believe the Overland is like the Limited, in which you can easily access the fog light receptacles by removing the lower fascia (there are 7 half-twist fasteners).
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Re: Fog lamp replacement guide

If it is anything like my 14 Summit, there is an opening at the bottom from of each wheel well that you can just reach up inside the bumper and access the back of the fog light housings. Took me all of about 7 minutes to replace the bulbs in my fogs.
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Re: Fog lamp replacement guide

I just changed my overland hid to the D3S - Philips X-tremeVision bulb
Don't even need the fogs anymore, there that good...tried the fogs last night in a storm, couldnt even see them...with factory bulbs they helped, D3S are bright and fill in the space of the fogs
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Re: Fog lamp replacement guide

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I just changed my overland hid to the D3S - Philips X-tremeVision bulb
Don't even need the fogs anymore, there that good...tried the fogs last night in a storm, couldnt even see them...with factory bulbs they helped, D3S are bright and fill in the space of the fogs
Different purposes.
The fogs aren't supposed to be brighter than the headlights. In fact, they aren't even supposed to reach as far as headlights. Their purpose and design is to provide a lower, wider and more saturated light spread for...wait for it...foggy and misty conditions. This pattern lights up a pathway close to the ground but does not light the airborne particles in the line of sight - this increases the visibility in bad weather.
The color of light is important as well. A warmer or more yellow light isn't as reflective off the airborne particles and is able to penetrate further before the glare of reflection becomes an issue.

Think of driving through a snow storm. When you click on your brights, suddenly the area immediately in front of your vehicle is saturated with a white wall of light but you can't see very far. Switching back to low beams allows you to actually see further because the lights are directed more downwards instead of straight ahead which reduces the amount of light being reflected back at your face.
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