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Mitsubishi Outlander Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out fog light bulb in a third generation 2014 to 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV.

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2020 Outlander Fog Light
Pry Out Center Button
Pop Rivet Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021) Mitsubishi Outlander SUV in changing a burnt out fog light bulb located in the front bumper cover.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Outlander Sport, Eclipse Cross, Mirage, Mirage G4, Lancer, ASX, Montero Sport, Pajero, Xpander, Strada and RVR may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement halogen light bulb part number is H16 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Philips, Hella and PIAA.

If you'd like to have brighter fog lights that will also last much longer before burning out like the traditional halogen bulbs, install some H16 LED units.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a flat head screwdriver, a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet and possibly also a pop rivet removal tool.

The first step is to slide under the front corner of the SUV near the burnt out fog light bulb.

There are three pop rivets and one silver metal bolt that need to be removed in order to release the access flap.

Unlock the pop rivet located just in front of the outer edge of the tire by prying out the center button with a flat head screwdriver.

Pry out the base of the pop rivet with the screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool.


Remove Second Fastener
Unlock Third Pop Rivet
3rd Pop Rivet Removed
The second pop rivet is located closer to the front of the vehicle.

Unlock the pop rivet and pry out the base of the fastener.

The third plastic pop rivet is situated just in front of the middle of the tire.

Unlock the center pin in the pop rivet with the flat head screwdriver and pry out the base.

Set the three pop rivets aside in a safe place.

Loosen 10mm Bolt
10mm Bolt Removed
Swing Down Access Flap
The silver metal bolt is located just in front of the inner edge of the tire and the drive shaft.

Loosen the bolt by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the bolt aside in a safe place.

Swing down the black plastic access flap.

(Note - This is also a good way to access the front turn signal light bulb.)

Fog Light Wire Loom
Push In Release Tab
Power Plug Disconnected
Locate the fog light bulb at the rear of the housing just above the access flap.

Push in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old bulb.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Old Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Housing
Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction.

Then pull the old bulb straight out of the housing.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) fog light bulb part number in this 2020 Outlander SEL was an Osram H16 12V 19W U 64219 L+.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push On Power Plug
Replace Plastic Cover
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Insert the new number H16 bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to lock it into place.

If you'd like to have brighter fog lights, install some compatible replacement H16 LED units.

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new light bulb.

You should feel or hear the power plug "click" securely into place.

Swing the plastic access cover up towards the bottom of the front bumper cover.

Spin In Bolt Clockwise
Replace Pop Rivet
Push In Button Head
Spin in the silver metal bolt a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction.

Make sure the center pin in each of the pop rivets is in the raised and unlocked position.

Push in the three pop rivets.

Replace 3rd Pop Rivet
Access Cover Secured
Fog Light Bulb Replaced
Push in the center pin of each pop rivet to lock them into place.

Tighten the bolt by turning it in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the bolt to prevent from stripping the threads.

To test the new fog light bulbs, turn on the headlights and then activate the fog lights switch.

Be sure to write down the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Mitsubishi Outlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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