Fog Lamp Bulb

deming

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Any difficulty replacing the fog lamp bulbs?
Looked a bit frustrating to me.
Pulled the grill cover off but I could not see how to get them out.
Not like a Toyota or Chevy!!!!
 

aja8888

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deming said:
Any difficulty replacing the fog lamp bulbs?
Looked a bit frustrating to me.
Pulled the grill cover off but I could not see how to get them out.
Not like a Toyota or Chevy!!!!
Three screws hold mine in after I pull the grills off. Takes 10 minutes. What car?
 

blaz

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Ditto. No problem here. Although my fog light assembly required some major epoxy repair to put it back together. Pretty big stone must have hit it.

EDIT: Funny thing was, the glass cover wasn't broken. Just the filament in the bulb, and one of the 3 tabs (shown below in MOGolf's photo) used for the mounting screws.
 
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MOGolf

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Note that there is a tightening (to 1.5 Nm) sequence to the screws.
 

maktas

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Coincidentally, one of my fog bulbs are burnt out. I replaced the orginals with PIAA ones that were pretty much garbage (just regular bulbs painted blue which only makes a yellow light slighly less yellow but much dimmer.

After some research, I ordered some Osram "Night Breakers" +90. I hope for better results with these! :)
 

deming

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We still own (2) 05 model Passat TDI Wagons.
One will be headed to St. Louis is a few months.

I will attempt to tackle that pesky fog light bulb this week.
MoGolf--Thank you for the picture. I did not know about the screws.

Deming
 

deming

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Does the H3 sound like the correct replacement bulbs?

Advance Auto sold me two new bulbs (H3) ---funny looking bulbs.

Thanks
Deming
 

BleachedBora

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I'm on the laptop at the moment and can't confirm, but I do know that all the fogs I know of for the Golf/Jetta A3/A4 platforms use an H3; I'm pretty sure you're good.

Only one way to find out though!
Cheers,
-BB
 
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