Zafira - front fog light bulb removal

Discussion in 'Zafira' started by airsmoothed, Dec 20, 2005.

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    airsmoothed Guest

    Hi Folks;

    Yesterday wifey wanted to use the front fog lights on the Zafira for
    the first time ever ( yes it was very foggy...) - no fog lights.

    Quick check 10 pm yesterday showed that the fuse has blown. Hoping
    it's just a duff bulb, but in terms of bulb replacement the user manual
    says " refer to dealer" and Haynes reckons you have to take the front
    bumper etc. off to get at the fog light housings.

    Is there any other quick way of getting to the bulbs, or am I doomed
    to be taking the front bumper off in the cold & dark and poking about
    with my multimeter :-(((

    Cheers............
     
    airsmoothed, Dec 20, 2005
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    airsmoothed Guest

    answering my own posts again....gave in and took the front bumper off,
    4 different types of screws all coated in 5 years worth of road grime.
    Finally got to the bulbs, found one short circuit, then realised I
    hadn't got a spare of that type. So back on went the bumper...still I'm
    sure I can remove it much quiocker next time :-((.

    Just to round off a good day's motor maintainance took said vehicle
    for its MOT...found out that the VIN doesn't exist on the DVLA
    computer, so it can't be MOT'd. Back home for the V5, garage finally
    managed to enter new V5 details to match the VIN ( two digits had been
    transposed). Then it wasn't happy with an Opel as opposed to a Vauxhall
    - presumably the original owner imported this vehicle. Still the
    flippin thing did eventually pass the MOT without any further work!
     
    airsmoothed, Dec 23, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    Hi Airsmoot,

    Sorry no one replied, no doubt just like me they are waiting for
    someone to remove the bumper assembly. How long do you think you spent
    on it ?
    Having looked at my Zafira's fog-lights I can see what you mean about
    access. You would think Opel / Vauxhall would have made access easy
    for both bulb and lamp replacement.

    Steve
     
    Steve, Dec 24, 2005
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  4. airsmoothed

    airsmoothed Guest

    Hi Steve - well it took about an hour and a half to get the blessed
    bumper off, poke about with my multimeter & put the bumper back on.
    Hoepfully it will be quicker next time as I've loosened all the dirt
    encrusted screws now :-/. To get a decent amount of clearance for the
    screws in the front wheel arch you'd need to remove the front road
    wheels, but I couldn't be bothered to go that far.

    Not the worst job ever ( i'll reserve that for crank sensor repalcement
    on the 2 litre Omega), but rather longer than I'd expect just to change
    a bulb!
     
    airsmoothed, Dec 28, 2005
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    davo77778

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    RE front fog light

    It is possible to change the front bulbs on zafira with out removing bumper remove the lover air intake and is possible to fit hand in but is very tight but can be done
     
    davo77778, May 17, 2015
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    Dazz77

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    Could you explain how to change without taking the front bumper off please tia
     
    Dazz77, Jan 3, 2020
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