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Old 06-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Well a couple of days ago i was driving on the highway when a tire off a semi truck exploded in front of me, i managed to swerve into another lane but a van clipped a piece of the tire and it then flew right over the lane and hit the front bumper. I now have a smashed fog light, the inner fender is buggered up, the mounting tabs for the fog light is broken and there's a ton of rubber scuff marks
So my question is does the plastic inner fender and the fog light on the Viggen the same as any other 9-3? and the plastic tabs that hold the fog light in place, are they molded to the bumper and do i need a new bumper?

Sorry for such a long story and bunch of questions
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The fog light is the same. The mounting tabs are on the actual fog light and are prone to breaking so my guess is your actual bumper is OK.

However, if your bumper is scratched you might consider an insurance claim. This incident usually qualifies for "not at fault" and you would just be out your deductible, with you premium increases. Depending on what you deductible is, you may consider a claim.
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I thought that the plastic mounting tabs for the fogs were part of the bumper but maybe i'm wrong lol but i dont think i'll make a claim because the bumper has other scratches anyways so i think i'll get it fixed and painted
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What about the plastic inner fender? is it the same as any other 9-3?
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I think I'm up to 4 fog lights now. 2 lenses and 2 with the mounting tabs broken. I cured the broken lenses with some of that lens film. If I could avoid small animals, I could cure the breaking tab problem too.
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So how did u fix the broken tabs to mount the fog lights back in?
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So how did u fix the broken tabs to mount the fog lights back in?

It was the mounting tabs on the lights.
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oh okay but i'll have to take another look at the bumper cuz i'm thinking that where the foglights mount to the bumper there broken but who knows until i get a good look.
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So how did u fix the broken tabs to mount the fog lights back in?
my way uses very sophisticated tooling known as zip ties... they work wonders
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oh okay but i'll have to take another look at the bumper cuz i'm thinking that where the foglights mount to the bumper there broken but who knows until i get a good look.

I had posted this before, but it bears repeating.
Check your insurance coverage. Some stuff my be covered under the comprehensive section of your policy. Low deductibles are pretty cheap for your comp coverage. On mine, animal collisions were covered. They even waived the 50 dollar deductible on mine if I put the foglight in myself.
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Bullseye is right on the insurance, at the very least just check the coverage. You can probably buff the majority of the scratches/scuffs but the foglights are one of those 'prone to breakage' parts unfortunately
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Bullseye is right.
Fixed.
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Well i dont think i'll make a claim because i dont want to deal with all the crap but thanks for the info.
One other question, does the inner plastic fender on the viggen the same as the other 9-3 models or is it completly different?
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Fixed.
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