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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:44 pm 
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Right, i've lost 6 fog surrounds in total, now this is causing to become rather pricey.

So you how you lot manage to retain them securely in you bumper?? I was thinking of getting some strong adeshive (spelling?) to stop loosing them?

Any other reccommendations?

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u mean stolen or falling off? glue is a good idea....until u need to change the bulb and have to tear it out

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theres a screw underneath you realise? :lol:

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If you look directly underneath the foglight, on the bumper you will see a cutout, this is where a screw fixes the surround to the bumper. I've never lost a single surround, and you shouldnt be either! :wink:

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theres a screw underneath you realise? :lol:


I know there's a bloody screw!!!

Its just that I have angel eye spotlights (waits for the laughs), which are slightly bigger than the standard ford ones, which is probably why they keep falling out.


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Ahhh should've said that to start with then :wink:

I dont know about how they fit on the bumper, but I guess you cant put the screw in with the angel eyes?

If not, how about some of that velcro you can get, put one half on the bumper, one half on the surround, and that will keep the surround in and yet you will still be able to remove it.

Hmmm, dunno if that would work, but would be better than glueing it completely. :look:

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Yeah you can still screw the surrounds on, but because of the slightly larger diameter they come out of the bumper a bit more than the Ford ones, therefore pushing them out of their housings which is why they fall out I think.

But yeah i'll have a go with that velcro stuff and see how it goes, cheers Des.

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throw the angel eyes in the bin and then you wont have any problems :D
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throw the angel eyes in the bin and then you wont have any problems :D
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I was waiting for a comment like that.

Whats wrong with them though? Dont look too bad in my oppinion and were cheaper than a brand new set of Ford ones.

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when you gonna have them on? cos if it's for their proper use as fog lights then i'd prefer the standard ones as they emit a better light for when in foggy situations
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use 'no more gaps' Will hold them in perfect and wont be to hard to chisel/dig them out if you need to. easiest way would be to take off the bumper and take out fogs. and point the fog holes towards the sky, spray in the foam, push the fogs into it....wipe off the excess and leave overnight to harden. Then just cut and rub off any hard excess in the morning and screw the surrounds back in!

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adapt the fog surround or the lamp so they fit properly, if the surounds stick out to far trim them so they dont.

you can just whack it all together and hope for the best but in experience it doen't always work.

if they are fitted properly you wont have any problems at all :D

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TonyBlackFRST wrote:
if they are fitted properly you wont have any problems at all :D


I tried my bestest sir,

But yeah, will give some of these methods a go when i have some time spare, i.e. in 8 weeks.

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TonyBlackFRST wrote:
if they are fitted properly you wont have any problems at all :D


I tried my bestest sir,

But yeah, will give some of these methods a go when i have some time spare, i.e. in 8 weeks.

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cool it will literally be a case of something needing adapting slightly and it should all work sweet :D

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[quote="fatrat"]get outable (?)quote]

''Removable'' my dear? :?

But i've re-aligned the spotlights so hopefully the surrounds have a bit more of a snug fit.

But thanks for all the comments, such a helpful forum.

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