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Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (PIC HEAVY)

I just finished installing new fog lamps on my 2015 Overland. Thought I would prepare a step by step guide for anyone else looking to do the same. I used the H11 Philips X-treme Ultinon LED Bulbs.

What you'll need:
1) Power Drill
2) Drill Bit (3/32)
3) Replacement Plastic Rivets
4) Flashlight
5) Replacement bulbs

Step 1:

Turn your wheel all the way to the left or right (depending on which side you start with) to gain better access to the plastic rivets in the wheel well. My Overland has two but you only need to remove one.

Step 2:

Drill out the existing factory rivet. There are tools you can purchase but drilling is by far the easiest. I used a 3/32 bit. This was intimidating for me to do but was no problem at all. Youll need to make sure you use some force to push all the way through the rivet. Then just pry out the rivet using your fingers.

Step 3:

Peel back the wheel well liner. I only removed one rivet to save myself the hassle but you could easily remove both. Untuck the wheel well lining from inbetween the panels. This will allow you to reach your hand under the lining to reach the fog light bulb.

Step 4:

Looking up from the bottom of the wheel well, locate your fog bulb housing. Depending on which side of the vehicle youre on, rotate the bulb to the left or to the right to remove from housing. The bulb will hang down on existing wiring almost all the way to the bottom of the wheel well. This provides easier access when removing and reinstalling the bulb.

Step 5:

Remove the factory bulb from the wiring. Here is where I almost messed up. You want to remove the bulb utilizing the two black side pieces (next to the orange water seal) NOT the grey plug. The wiring should look exactly like this once the bulb is removed.

Step 6:

Attach the end of your new bulb to the plug and make sure you hear it "click". Then reach up and secure it back into the fog lamp housing rotating it till it is securely placed. After installing one bulb I would turn on the fog lamps to make sure everything is working before starting reassembly of the wheel well.

Step 7:


Tuck the wheel well back into the paneling and place your new plastic rivet through the existing hole. I utilized a 1/4 rivet purchased at my local Autozone. I got 6 for $3.50. You can order them online as well. Some people recommend utilizing a tool and similar rivets to the ones that come from the factory. I didnt have those so I utilized what I did have.

Thats it. You're done.

The whole process took me 30-45 minutes but that was primarily because I didnt know what I was doing. I did this in the basement of my apartment garage utilizing only the tools that I mentioned. So this is easy enough to be done anywhere.

Results:

On the left, Factory Bulb. On the right, New LED Bulb


Both bulbs installed


New LED Bulb in comparison to LED DRL

I have not had the ability to drive it a night so I cant comment too much on the output. It looks 1000x better than the stock bulb in terms of outward appearances. Once I get some night driving in I will update as to quality.

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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (PIC HEAVY)

Thanks for the write up...another time saver is use side cutters on the rivots...takes less then 3 seconds they come right out..does not harm the fender flare,
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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (PIC HEAVY)

Just an addition: I just replaced the fog lights on my '14 Summit and didn't have to cut any rivets. I removed one 1/4 turn fastener and one bolt on each side, that held on the lower front lip. That gave me enough room to reach up and unhook the bulb. Took about 20 minutes to swap them both.
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Doing mine tomorrow but doing with XenonDepot LED


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XtremeDepot Xtreme 5000K HID and XenonDepot H11 LED fogs. Love them.


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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (PIC HEAVY)

I wondered if someone would mention where they got the replacement fog-light bulbs - THANKS
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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (PIC HEAVY)

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Just an addition: I just replaced the fog lights on my '14 Summit and didn't have to cut any rivets. I removed one 1/4 turn fastener and one bolt on each side, that held on the lower front lip. That gave me enough room to reach up and unhook the bulb. Took about 20 minutes to swap them both.
I just used your tip... Thanks! It shortens the job
Now my problem is the 5k hid Phillips bulb I put in few months ago are not as white as the fogs!... Hmmm what bulb do I get now?
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Dumb question, I've read reviews about LED H11 bulbs as fog lights not being terrific, because of the difference in beam vs halogen bulbs. I'm also not crazy about dropping $100+ just for a set of lamps. So, I've been looking into brighter halogen bulbs.

There are 80w 5000k bulbs available, but they say it's not advised as fog lights. Is this due to heat or the brightness of the bulbs?
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Any update on these Phillips xtreme bulbs? Good light output??


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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (PIC HEAVY)

Right now, I'm using a set of Osram Night Breaker Unlimited 55w H11 bulbs for the fog lights. They're similar to Sylvania SilverStar Ultras in both color (4000-4200k) and brightness. Because of their color temperature, they're a little more yellow than the HIDs, but they are nice and bright.
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Any update on these Phillips xtreme bulbs? Good light output??


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I've got the philips hid extreme headlamps
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Thought they were nice until I got the Phillips ultinon h11 fogs
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They put the hids to shame & now I need brighter headlights
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Are those Phillips Ultinon pretty bright? Who sells them for a good price? The cheapest I found was 135 on eBay
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