Fog/Driving Light Bulb Replacement
What is the Fog/Driving Light Bulb all about?
Fog light bulbs are at the front of the car and are housed inside the fog lamp assemblies. They provide visibility in foggy conditions.
Keep in mind:
Your mechanic will inspect the bulb, socket, and wiring before replacing the bulb. In some cases, the sockets can melt due to the current flowing to these sockets, causing the fog lamps to malfunction. If this is the case for your car, your mechanic will get your permission to buy a new socket harness and install it (an additional fee may apply).
How it’s done:
- Inspect the fog lamp bulbs, sockets, and wiring.
- Replace the bulb if faulty.
- Check all the lights.
A mechanic should inspect your fog lights when performing an inspection. Some vehicles have warning lights that will illuminate if a light bulb isn’t working; if your vehicle has this warning light, you should schedule an inspection as soon as it comes on. It’s also a good idea to routinely check your vehicle to make sure that all of the lights are functioning properly.
What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Fog/Driving Light Bulb?
Fog lamps are not working and the mechanic determines the problem is with a bulb.
How important is this service?
Fog lights are designed to give drivers greater visibility during foggy weather conditions. When light directly hits fog, it is reflected back at the driver, which makes it nearly impossible to see. Fog lights are placed low on your vehicle, and aim straight out, so that they project light under the fog, rather than into the fog. This allows greater visibility for a driver, which significantly increases safety. Malfunctioning fog lights can also result in a pricey “fix-it” ticket.