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How much does a fog lamp front replacement cost for Ford cars?

A typical Ford fog lamp front replacement in the UK costs around £21 - £145. Depending on your Ford model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a fog lamp front replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Ford cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a fog lamp front replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford Fiesta£85 - £134
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford Focus£92 - £145
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford Ka£85 - £134
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford Kuga£85 - £134
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford Mondeo£92 - £145
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford Transit Custom£21 - £32
Fog lamp front replacement for Ford C-MAX£85 - £134

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What does a front fog lamp do?

A front fog light is responsible for illuminating the road in front of your vehicle when driving in poor visibility. They are not mandatory in the UK, however they are useful in thick fog to illuminate the road ahead. They also alert other road users to your presence on the road which may not be immediately obvious with poor visibility.

What are the signs of a bad fog lamp?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your fog lamp bulb:

  • If one or both of your fog lights has stopped working

  • If your fog lights are dimmer than usual

  • If you have noticed your fog lights flickering or dipping in and out

What happens when we do a fog lamp replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fog lights and test to see which ones need replacing

  • They will then disconnect any power wires attached to the fog lights

  • Unscrew or unclip the old fog light bulb that needs replacing

  • Fit the new fog light bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

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Hey Fixter, how often should a fog lamp be replaced?

Unfortunately no bulbs will last the lifetime of your vehicle, which means at some point you’ll need to replace your fog light bulbs. There is no set mileage at which this should be done, as it depends on how often you use them and on the type of bulb. Just be sure to check them regularly.

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Want to learn more about Ford fog lamp front replacement?

What does a front fog lamp do?

A front fog light is responsible for illuminating the road in front of your vehicle when driving in poor visibility. According to UK and European law a car must have at least one (working) rear fog light, to warn traffic of your presence when they are closing in on you from behind in poor conditions.

Some more modern cars are also equipped with front fog lights, either as standard or as an optional extra, which help you to see the road ahead more clearly in thick fog.

Both these fog lights are important safety features so should be regularly checked and properly maintained.

Ford

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker, founded by Henry Ford in 1903. One of the most long-standing giants of the motoring industry with an estimated asset wealth of around $256 billion, Ford became a popular household name throughout the UK in the 1960s with the introduction of the Ford Transit, the Ford Escort and the Ford Capri.

With the Ford Fiesta consistently winning accolades as the best selling car in the UK, it’s no surprise to hear that in 2018 there were approximately 5.5million Ford cars on the roads by the end of the year.

With a proven track record for good value and sensible, practical driving, along with a dealership just around every corner, Ford has developed a method of sustaining great sales by giving drivers just what they need.

There’s a Ford car for practically every sensible driver. Actually, there are a few Ford cars for the more daring driver too. Take a look at the history of RS and Cosworth models, both making an impact in the world of rally driving and touring car racing.

While they’re better known for providing family transport that includes the Ka, the Fiesta and the Focus, Ford also produces the lavishly equipped Edge SUV, and also the S-Max and Galaxy people carriers too.

And for something quite a lot less mainstream, Ford deliver some muscle

From a very traditional and mainstream marque, it’s refreshing to see that they still deliver a great big slice of larger than life America—and the latest model Ford Mustang is no exception. If a Mondeo or a Focus isn’t really your thing, and even the RS models aren’t sporty enough, then the new Mustang’s brawny delivery of sleek lines powered by its 5-litre V8 engine could be just the thing. Failing that, the Ford GT supercar with its twin-turbo V6 won’t fail to turn heads. All £420k of it.

How often should you replace a fog lamp bulb?

Unfortunately no light bulb will last the lifetime of your vehicle, which means at some point you’ll need to replace your fog light bulbs. There is no set mileage at which this should be done, as it depends on how often you use them and on the type of bulb. Just be sure to check them regularly.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Legally a car must have at least one (working) rear fog light and more modern cars should also be equipped with front fog lights. Because these lights are important safety features they will be checked during an MOT. If they are found to be broken or faulty your car will most likely fail its MOT.

What causes a fog lamp bulb to break?

Fog lamp bulbs can break for a variety of reasons. For example, because of a blown fuse, if water has seeped into the light or over time they can simply wear out. The most important thing is that you replace the bulbs as soon as possible as it can be dangerous to drive without them.

What are the signs of a bad fog lamp bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • If one or both of your fog lights has stopped working

  • If your fog lights are dimmer than usual

  • If you have noticed your fog lights flickering or dipping in and out

What happens during a fog lamp bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fog lights and test to see which ones need replacing

  • They will then disconnect any power wires attached to the fog lights

  • Unscrew or unclip the old fog light bulb that needs replacing

  • Fit the new fog light bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

What is the average life of a fog lamp bulb?

There is no set lifespan of fog lamp bulbs, as it depends on how often you use them and on the type of bulb. Just be sure to check them regularly to ensure they're fully functional for when you need to use them.

Can you drive with a broken fog lamp bulb?

You shouldn't drive without functioning front fog lamps. Legally a car must have at least one (working) rear fog light, to warn traffic of your presence when they are closing in on you from behind in poor conditions.

Some more modern cars are also equipped with front fog lights, either as standard or as an optional extra, which help you to see the road ahead more clearly in thick fog.

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