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Ford Fusion Fog Light & Front Sidemarker Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the fog light bulbs and front side marker light bulbs of a 2006 to 2012 Ford Fusion sedan with pictures.

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Wheel Well Liner Fasteners
Pry Out Fasteners
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ford Fusion in replacing a burnt out fog light bulb or front side marker light bulb.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles such as the Fiesta, Mustang, Focus, Taurus, Flex, Edge, Expedition, Escape, Ranger, F-150, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator, Milan, Grand Marquis, Mariner, and Mountaineer may also find this instruction guide to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs for the fog lights are part # H11.

The front sidemarker bulbs are part # 168.

They are available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Philips, PIAA, ACDelco, and GE.

The only tool needed to access the bulbs is a flathead screwdriver.

A pop rivet removal tool can also be helpful for removing fasteners.

Fasteners Removed
Pull Back Liner
Holding Wheel Well Open
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way to the opposite side of the burnt out bulb.

For example, if you want to replace the passenger side fog light bulb you would turn the wheels to the left.

Then remove the black plastic wheel well liner fasteners with a flathead screwdriver by first prying out the smaller center piece and then pulling out the larger outer piece with your fingers or a panel removal tool.

Gently pull back the wheel well liner and locate the black/green fog light bulb socket and the black/gray front side marker light bulb socket.

The location of the bulb sockets is labeled in Picture # 7 below.

Fog Light & Side Marker
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Philips H11 LL Fog Bulb
Remove the fog light bulb by rotating the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pulling it straight out of the bumper.

Disconnect the power plug by gently prying off the two retaining clips.


Fog Light Power Connector
1/4 Turn Clockwise
New Fog Bulb Installed
Push the power connector on to a new # H11 LL bulb until the retaining clips snap into place.

Avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers.

If you do get the glass part of the bulb dirty, wipe it off with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

If you would like to have brighter fog lights, install some compatible H11 LED bulbs.

Side Marker Light
Side Marker Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
To remove the side marker light bulb, rotate the black and gray socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out.

Pull the old # 168 light bulb straight out of the side marker socket and push in a new bulb.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the number 158, 2825, W5W, 194 or a compatible LED bulb.

Insert the side marker light bulb back into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

# 168 Light Bulb
Re-Install Fasteners
Re-Insert Inner Piece
Push the wheel well liner back into place and insert the larger outer part of the fasteners into the holes. Then push the smaller inner piece of the fasteners into the hole in the larger outer piece to lock them in place.
Wheel Well Liner In Place
Test Fog Light Bulb
Test New Side Marker Bulb
Test the new fog light and/or side marker light bulbs by turning on the headlights and switching on the fog lights.

For more, please check out my Ford Fusion Repair & Maintenance Guides page.

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