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foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor #254967 Aug 20, 11:53am Aug 20, 11:53am
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foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor
wsup guys..
ive read the install section for removing my bumper in order to replace the foglight bulbs (and also the one without having to remove it)...but honestly i dont think i can do it myself ..i called and toyota's charging me 89$ for installation and labor for my MTECH bulbs...what did you guys do to change H3s? please help im goin out with a girl tonight..dont want a foglight out

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: xplodeloadz] #254968 Aug 20, 11:55am Aug 20, 11:55am
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dude it's so easy, just do it ... smile

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: RicePowered] #254969 Aug 20, 12:05pm Aug 20, 12:05pm
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Pepboys will do it for $20 grin

But honestly... its so easy to do yourself...

The only reason why you wouldn't want to do it yourself is if you had problems holding/turning a socket wrench wtf


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: RicePowered] #254970 Aug 20, 12:05pm Aug 20, 12:05pm
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yeah ..

fuck im gettin the towels out right now to get under this bitch...cant miss dejais in belmar tonight with one foglight out..lol

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: isaac] #254971 Aug 20, 12:08pm Aug 20, 12:08pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
Pepboys will do it for $20 grin

But honestly... its so easy to do yourself...

The only reason why you wouldn't want to do it yourself is if you had problems holding/turning a socket wrench wtf


Really!!! how smokes...

times for me to change my fogs..

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: xplodeloadz] #254972 Aug 20, 12:08pm Aug 20, 12:08pm
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OooOo 20$ now thas more reasonable...yes, im a lil bitch but im a lil bitch in a rush...so to pepboys i go...hopefully its the same price in jersey as it is in socal...you modz are awesome!!

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: xplodeloadz] #254973 Aug 20, 5:31pm Aug 20, 5:31pm
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Ask if you can watch them do it. Then you can learn for next time. Pulling the bumper is really easy.

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: robare99] #254974 Aug 20, 5:51pm Aug 20, 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by robare99
Ask if you can watch them do it. Then you can learn for next time. Pulling the bumper is really easy.
I don't think you even need to pull the bumper. I didn't, I just turned the back of the foglight with a hammer and screwdriver, and popped a new bulb into there.


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: robare99] #254975 Aug 20, 5:55pm Aug 20, 5:55pm
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HOW TO REMOVE STOCK BULBS IN THE FOGLIGHTS:
1. Remove Front Bumper
2. Unclip and plugs leading from fog lights.
3. Locate the foglights and unbolt them (2 bolts for both lights) from the chasis.
4. There is a cap on the back of the foglights that tells you how to unscrew them, follow the direction on the cap.
5. The foglight bulb wire is covered by cloth. Remove the plug from the little slot it is connected to and install aftermarket bulbs.

That easy, i don't understand why it takes someone 89 dollars to do this


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: Polykarb] #254976 Aug 20, 5:56pm Aug 20, 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
HOW TO REMOVE STOCK BULBS IN THE FOGLIGHTS:
1. Remove Front Bumper
2. Unclip and plugs leading from fog lights.
3. Locate the foglights and unbolt them (2 bolts for both lights) from the chasis.
4. There is a cap on the back of the foglights that tells you how to unscrew them, follow the direction on the cap.
5. The foglight bulb wire is covered by cloth. Remove the plug from the little slot it is connected to and install aftermarket bulbs.

That easy, i don't understand why it takes someone 89 dollars to do this
Cause removing the front bumper is a pain in the ass, and because dealerships always overcharge in labor.


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: RicePowered] #254977 Aug 20, 5:57pm Aug 20, 5:57pm
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Yep, you can do it without removing the bumper. It's been a while.

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_135454_0_collapsed_2__1.html


The back of the foglight is hard to turn, so just tap it with a hammer and screwdriver.


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: slidr] #254978 Aug 20, 10:15pm Aug 20, 10:15pm
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That tapping with a hammer & screwdriver sounds like it would work well. After you take off your bumper a few times it becomes second nature and makes different things a lot easier. *shrugs*

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: robare99] #254979 Aug 21, 12:10am Aug 21, 12:10am
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Originally Posted by robare99
That tapping with a hammer & screwdriver sounds like it would work well. After you take off your bumper a few times it becomes second nature and makes different things a lot easier. *shrugs*


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: isaac] #254980 Aug 22, 5:54pm Aug 22, 5:54pm
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Pepboys did it for $10.60..did it that same night i posted this thread...it was well worth it..i watched how they did it in the garage by standing outside in the parking lot instead of the waiting room...they basically listed it up and installed it that way it was written in the Installs section ("how to replace WITHOUT removing front bumper") either way $10.60 aint bad!!

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: xplodeloadz] #254981 Aug 22, 6:06pm Aug 22, 6:06pm
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Also man, that is why ecelica.com is the "Best and up do date -all in one- resource for toyota's 7thgen celica" -quoted from flash intro.

Browse around man. Look into the "Installs" and "Tech Info" links. I didn't know how to remove the foglights untill i looked there. It is the best place! thumbsup


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Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: xplodeloadz] #254982 Aug 22, 6:16pm Aug 22, 6:16pm
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The good old Toyota $89 charge. They will charge you that $89 fee for anything it seems. I love spending that $89 for having Toyota bullsh**t me and I do because I've spent it numerous times. What I did for the fogs is go to an "Import" shop and have those kids install them for $10. Now, I will do it myself if I need to after seeing how they did it without removing the bumper, any underbody plastics, and not a single jack used. Who am I fooling, $10 and some Big&Tastys (because I'm nice). Keeps my hands clean and my mouth also. The install section here is plain as day and just as easy. Never go to Toyota for any minor and sometimes major stuff.

Re: foglight help? Toyota asking $89 for labor [Re: hephaestus] #254983 Aug 23, 12:17pm Aug 23, 12:17pm
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yup, change/replace foglight bulbs doesn't require to take the bumper off. sure it's easier, but it's not worth it. just loosen the under plastic, and you're there... thumbsup

$10.60 is not a bad price, but going through it by yourself is much more fun, and a great learning experience... thumbsup

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