Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fog/Driving Light Bulb

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Fog/Driving Light Bulb

If your fog lights are dim, flickering, or not turning on, it may be time to replace the fog light bulbs. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Fog/Driving Light Bulb Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Outback $83 $13.18 $70.00 31% $120.68
2004 Mercury Mountaineer $107 $37.17 $70.00 25% $144.67
2011 Ford Escape $125 $55.47 $70.00 23% $162.97
2005 Acura RSX $92 $21.51 $70.00 29% $129.01
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $82 $12.19 $70.00 31% $119.69
2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $77 $6.70 $70.00 32% $114.20
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Fog/Driving Light Bulb?

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The fog light bulbs are the bulbs that are located underneath the headlights, and provide the illumination for the fog lights. They are usually high intensity bulbs, sometimes tinted yellow, and are designed to help increase visibility. The light provided by the fog/driving lights make the vehicle easier to see for other drivers and make the edges of the road easier to see during adverse conditions, such as heavy rain or dense fog. As the bulbs are what provide the illumination for the fog lights, when they fail or have an issue, they can leave the vehicle without functioning fog lights. Usually a bad or failing fog light bulb will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of an issue.

Fog lights are dim or flickering

One of the most common symptoms of a problem with the fog light bulbs are fog lights that are dim or flickering. If the fog lights begin to suddenly shine more dimly than normal or flicker when they are turned on, then that could be a symptom that the light bulbs are worn. Aside from not providing proper illumination, usually dim or flickering bulbs are also approaching the end of their service life and likely only have a short time before they fail completely.

Fog lights do not turn on

Another symptom of a problem with the fog/driving light bulbs are fog/driving lights that do not turn on. If the bulbs break or the filament wears out for whatever reason, it will leave the fog lights without functioning bulbs. Broken or non-functional bulbs will have to be replaced to restore functionality to the fog lights.

Fog light bulbs are the same as any other bulbs. While fog lights are only utilized during specific driving conditions, they are an important feature that can increase safety. If you suspect that your fog/driving light bulbs may be out, have the vehicle inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine if your car will need a fog/driving light bulb replacement.

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Robert

29 years of experience
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Robert
29 years of experience
Robert came to my office earlier than appointment time, and very friendly and professional. I would recommend him.
2011 MINI COOPER - FOG/DRIVING LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE) - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Chris

17 years of experience
317 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Chris was fast, efficient, and thorough
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA - FOG/DRIVING LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE, PASSENGER SIDE) - BEAVERTON, OREGON

Mitchel

21 years of experience
158 reviews
Mitchel
21 years of experience
Good work.
2011 HONDA ACCORD - FOG/DRIVING LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE, PASSENGER SIDE) - MIAMI, FLORIDA

Maxwell

15 years of experience
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Maxwell
15 years of experience
Maxwell is very knowledgeable. He showed up early and was very polite and professional. I would definitely recommend Maxwell and I will absolutely book him again!
2008 FORD RANGER - FOG/DRIVING LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE) - SPRING, TEXAS

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