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But has anyone actually done a fog light replacement yet? Does the entire bumper have to come off or can we just access it through the wheel well?
Look at my post #7, under the DD SS3 I put a link to installation instructions, you just pull back the wheel well liner and access it from behind.
 

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I found this via a quick google search. It kinda gives your an idea of how the bumper and front clip are fastened together. I'd assume the inner fender of the wheel well needs to be removed to access the fog light mounting hardware.
 

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I just received my amber LED fog lights from JSport / Baja Designs. Their installation instructions are very vague, only saying "remove bumper cover" before moving on to the actual install, so that's not much help. I'll look at the wheel well liner (I think Honda calls it a fender liner). If anyone else here has done this job yet, please post your experience and if you did it completely done through the wheel well.
 

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I just received my amber LED fog lights from JSport / Baja Designs. Their installation instructions are very vague, only saying "remove bumper cover" before moving on to the actual install, so that's not much help. I'll look at the wheel well liner (I think Honda calls it a fender liner). If anyone else here has done this job yet, please post your experience and if you did it completely done through the wheel well.
Look at the video I posted above on post #24, it shows the R&R process
 

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Okay, I can say with utmost authority you CANNOT access the 2019/2020 Passport's fog lights though the wheel well. I just spent an hour pulling the fender liner all the way out, only to find that the way the fog lights are mounted, there is metal framing blocking any access through the fender. You have to pull the bumper all the way off to access the fog lights from the front. :confused:

On a side note, the turn signals are perfectly accessable through the wheel well.
 

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Okay, I can say with utmost authority you CANNOT access the 2019/2020 Passport's fog lights though the wheel well. I just spent an hour pulling the fender liner all the way out, only to find that the way the fog lights are mounted, there is metal framing blocking any access through the fender. You have to pull the bumper all the way off to access the fog lights from the front. :confused:

On a side note, the turn signals are perfectly accessable through the wheel well.
Well, you took one for the team to save the rest of us from that hassle. 👍
 

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Okay, I can say with utmost authority you CANNOT access the 2019/2020 Passport's fog lights though the wheel well. I just spent an hour pulling the fender liner all the way out, only to find that the way the fog lights are mounted, there is metal framing blocking any access through the fender. You have to pull the bumper all the way off to access the fog lights from the front. :confused:

On a side note, the turn signals are perfectly accessable through the wheel well.
Well, that's not good. Did you happen to take any pictures of the frame that's blocking access?
 

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Well, that's not good. Did you happen to take any pictures of the frame that's blocking access?
Sorry, I did not. However, the metal blocking access to the fog lights was painted the same as the body (Scarlet Pearl, in my case) so it was definitely the frame and not some plastic or a metal bracket that might be removed. Also, it appears (via Honda diagrams) that the fog lights are held in place via bolts from the front, which again, cannot be reached at all from the wheel well.

I attempted to remove the bumper following instructions from Honda's online service manuals, but after 24 bolts and clips were removed, I still could not get it to budge. One of the diagrams from Honda's own manual shows 4 clip tabs that need to be released with a screwdriver, but the diagram is of a Pilot and not a Passport, and as such I could not find what was keeping the bumper on. I gave up and put all the bolts and clips back in.

Lastly, there does seem to be a loose bezel around the fog lights. Although I haven't seen anything online about it, that bezel might just pop off and reveal an easy access to the fog lights. However, I am scared to apply any real force to it because I don't know exactly how it's held on, and I do not want to damage my 5 week old Passport with 1500 miles. If anyone is braver than me wants to give it a shot, please do. Maybe we're just a tightly clipped bezel away from reaching the fog lights from the front.
 

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I finally got around to looking at the fog light install.
I bought 2 sets of the Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro in yellow. One set for an 2018 Acura RDX and the 2nd for the Passport. Their website does not shows lights for the Passport but it does show for the 2019 Pilot, so I emailed them and they said that it was "plug and play" compatible.

The first set I installed on my wifes Acura RDX, this was easily accessible thru the wheel well. The first thing I noticed was the only way to adjust them is with the 2 screws on the side of the light which is not accessible once the light is installed. This meant tightening the bolts down pretty tight but not enough so they can't be tilted from the front once installed. The brackets are also held on by only two screws which leaves a little bit of play in the bracket and it can rock up and down when pressure is applied knocking them slightly out of alignment.

Next, I opened up the passenger wheel well of the Passport, and as Zesty said there is no way to access the lights.
See attached photo.
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The turn signal is easily accessible as it sits in the same location as the fog light on the Pilot, but the Passport fog lights sit inward further. The fog light is sandwiched in with a frame piece directly in front of it, the bumper bar above it, and the turn signal to the right of it. You can just barely see the white adjuster mechanism of the fog light in this photo.

I did a little research and found detailed instructions on College Hills website on how to install the fender flares which includes removing the front bumper. It includes many clips and bolts but doesn't look too difficult.
https://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/passport/2019/fenderflares.pdf
Zesty, I'm sure you just missed a few clips!!!

I'm going to drive my wifes RDX for a bit to see if the fog lights perform well enough by themselves or if I want additional lights and mount them on the JSport Safari Bumper.
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I also deleted the video I posted above in post #24 since that installation method of installing thru the wheel well did not work.
 

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Thanks for the link. That’s a good reference to remove the front bumper. Saved to my \2020 Passport\accessories\install instructions folder. I keep everything organized on DropBox for quick reference. 🙂
 

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I've seen that College Hills front bumper removal guide, but haven't tried the job again. I would love it if someone with a bit more mechanical knowledge would tackle the job and maybe record the process. It'd be the only video of the Passport bumper removal on YouTube and you'd get a lot of views! ;)
 

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This was just posted to YouTube a couple weeks ago! Front bumper removal for a 2018-2020 Passport!


Now let's start seeing those custom fog lights!
 

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Thanks Zesty, that's a great video of how to remove the dumper.

I've been thinking about this over the summer...
so you remove the bumper, change out the fog lights, reinstall the bumper, but then there is no way to adjust the fog lights.

Also the two adjuster screws on these lights are really a bad design, when I did my wife's RDX I would snug the screws down just enough to be able to still adjust the light but once you moved it up and down a couple times the screws would loosen up.
 

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Reviving this thread. I just installed a set of Diode Dynamic S3 foglights in Yellow and can confirm that this is not a plug and play kit for our Passports. The connector harness they provide is for H-11 foglights which my guess are for Pilots that have Halogen fogs. Going to try and do some digging and figure out a way to make this kit plug and play. Also can confirm that as previously mentioned once installed it's going to be pretty hard to adjust them. I'll take some pics of the lights installed tomorrow and upload them.
 
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