Upgrading Hyundai Kona’s Fog Lights

Hey Guys and welcome back to another video on the SimpeCarGuy channel. Do you see a problem with this picture? I SURE DO! Those fog lights definitely do not match the rest of the design and modern look of the car. So, today we are changing them to the same color temperature LEDs. This shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes total if you have worked on cars before. Hyundai recommends removing the bumper cover completely to replace the bulbs in the fog lights, but of course we aren’t doing that as that’s a big and risky job. I will show you a much easier way. Let’s get started.

In order to do this safely, I throw a chock behind the rear tire to make sure the car will not roll back and then jack it up and put a dolly under the front tire. The jack stays in place under a little bit of tension as well to give me two points of safety. You can of course put the car on a jack stand as well.

You will need just a couple tools for this job, a 10 mil socket and a trim removal tool. If you don’t have one of those, you can use a flat head screw drivers, but you will most likely break some of the clips doing so.

You will only need a couple of things for this job. A trim removal tool and a 10 mil socket.

Next you’re going to climb under the car and remove 7 bolts. What we are trying to do here is remove the plastic underbody panel and get access to the back of the fog lights.  If you have one of these impact drivers, it only takes a few seconds to deal with the bolts.

I really recommend getting one of these trim removal tools as it makes life so much easier. You can use a flat head screwdriver if you don’t have one, but you will most likely break a couple clips. I got a set of 100 clips and the tool for around $10 on amazon if anyone is interested. Once all of the clips are removed, the plastic can be slid forward and out of the way. It took me a total of 5 minutes to get to this point, so even if it’s your first time, it shouldn’t be a big job at all.

Now that we have one of them done, you can see how easy it is to replace these fog lights and look at the difference! It’s huge and it matches perfectly.

Also, I do apologize for the noise in the previous clip, but I wanted to show you in real time how long it takes and the cicadas aren’t stopping for at least another month. Now let’s finish the job by doing the same on the other side. Twist the bulb to unlock, pull it out and insert the new one. Lock it in place and plug in the connector. As easy as that. And here you can see the fan going and making sure the LEDs don’t overheat.

And there you have it everyone, not nearly as hard as it looks! To finish the job, I put the underbody panel back using the bolts and plastic clips and took the car off the jack stand.

Well, that’s all I have for you today, I know this isn’t as easy as it is on some cars, but nothing to be afraid of here. I think it should have came from the factory like this and match the rest of the car and you also get an added benefit of better illumination on turns. Leave a comment down below and let me know what you think of this upgrade and if this video helped you change your fog lights, hit that like button and subscribe to the channel for more automotive content. I’ll see you guys in the next one.