About a year ago, one of my front foglights glasses was cracked but remained
intact. The light worked ok (although I don't use them very often) so I left
it and kept my eye on it to make sure the glass didn't drop out and let
Last week, the other one was cracked (not sure how but did 1400 miles in
a few days over varied surfaces). The glass is also intact.
My question is:-
1. Are they easy to replace by a reasonably able person (me !! )
2. Can the glass be replaced separately?
3. Is there somewhere online where some sort of guard can be obtained to
prevent/avoid this happening again (a sober, rather than flashy design
Went to 2 Ford dealers for quotes (also got quote for oil and filter
change -for interim change between services - just for info).
Dealer A - Cost of lights (to fit myself) £18.10 each = £36.20 if I do it
Garage to replace both lamps £62.72 plus vat
Oil and filter change £25 including vat
Dealer B- Cost of lights presumably same (didn't ask)
Garage to replace both lamps £78.33 inc. vat
Oil and filter change £55 incl. vat (they said it was so
expensive because they use synthetic oil but if I wanted to bring my own
oil, I could and they would do it.
Problem is that I like Dealer B, a family Ford garage and they have serviced
and Mot'd my car before but it is 25 miles away.
Didn't like Dealer A's attitude, were neither friendly nor particularly
helpful - shrugged and gave me a look when I asked him if he could jot the
figures on a bit of paper !! - they are 1 mile away.
What would you do??
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