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Old 08-08-2014, 03:16 PM
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2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

So after I installed the Black SRT8 Bi-Xenon Headlamps with OEM DRLs (Thanks to Jeep_addicted), I really wanted to do away with the Laredo OEM Halogen Fogs. I know of the JW LED Speaker fogs but I really wanted 3000K Yellow HID fogs. So I decided I was going to retrofit the 2014 Fog Projectors into my 2013 Laredo. Here are pics of how it turned out. Im very happy with how everything went. The fogs look straight OEM. Details and How To w/ Pictures to come
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:32 PM
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

So to begin ,I went and purchased the 2014 fog assemblies. I was unsure if they would fit but after talking to Jeep_Addicted for some time about my idea, I soon learned that they would not fit without modification to the fog assemblies themselves and to the facia/bumper of the vehicle.

I removed the facia, to get to the rear of the facia where the OEM Halogen fog light assemblies are mounted. The OEM Halogen Fog assemblies are mounted to the rear side of the facia through 3 screws. The fog assemblies themselves are the brakcets that affix the fogs to the facia. I believe the screws are 7mm or very close to that, but I could be wrong. Once I removed the Halogen Fog Assemblies, I noticed that the opening for the halogen assembly was too small for a direct fit of the 2014 Projector Fogs. The opening is 3" in diameter. The 2014 fogs are encased in some sort of phenolic plastic housing. The projectors will have to be removed from their housing if they are going to fit. They are held in the housing by the height adjustment screws and through small protruding nobs on each side of the projectors that act as pivot points to adjust the height. The plastic housing is rather brittle and you can either saw it with a hacksaw or you can snap pieces off by grabbing with pliers and bending. You need to cut the housing so that the height adjustment screw is free of the housing. Once that is done you can just pop out the projector from the housing at its pivot points.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:50 PM
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

After I had the projectors removed from their plastic housings, I tried to dry fit the projectors into the rear of Laredo Fascia...and this is where a bit of thinking had to come into play. The projectors are not round, they are elliptical. so they are just a bit too wide for the 3" diam opening that the OEM fogs were in....luckily the fascia is plastic and with a little bit of muscle you are able to force them into the opening in the fascia.

Remember the small protruding nobs on either side of the projector that act as pivot points, well they will also act as pivot points in this retro fit and will be the main way to affix the projectors to the fascia. We will need to drill 2 holes, one on each side of the oem housing on the rear of the fascia. The small protruding nobs are 7/16" in diam. The holes that we will need to drill will be slightly larger at 1/2". On the rear side of the fascia, the oem mounts have a slit on either side, this is where the holes will be drilled....almost like they were meant to be drilled there.

Now DRILLING is probably the most important part of the retrofit. If your holes are not straight and even your cut-off line on your projectors will not be straight and when you put your fog lights on you will not be happy with the outcome. So I dry (force) fitted my projectors in the fascia without drilling the holes...I had setup my fascia on the ground propped up with wood blocks so that it would be as it was if it was still attached to the front of the vehicle. I then made sure the projectors were dry fit in the fascia perfectly, making sure they looked as level and straight as possible (any variation from straight and level will make your cutoff line when lights on un-level). (If you mess up it is ok...Bondo sells a bumper epoxy that you can fill your hole with if you mess up and you can re-drill too, so its not the end of the world if your drilling is askew). Once the projectors were dry fit perfectly level and straight, I traced around the nobs, on the inside of the oem fascia fog mounts with a white paint parker to mark where the holes should be drilled. I popped out the Projectors and drilled the holes. Don't push too hard the drill breezes through the plastic fascia and if you are not careful you may end up drilling completely through your fascia. Once the holes were drilled I popped the projectors back in and the protruding nobs popped into their respective holes. The projectors are able to move up and down and pivot at the location of the two holes.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:05 PM
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

On one of my projectors, the small protruding nobs had another piece of metal cast below it, this limited the distance that the nobs could pop into the holes that I had drilled, so I removed the small piece of metal with a grinder.

Once the projectors were mounted I noticed from the front of the vehicle that the 3" Diameter hole openings were too large for the 2.5" Diam lens on the projectors. There was a gap between the hole and the projectors themselves that needed to be filled. I went to McMaster.com and purchased a 1/16" x 12" x 12" sheet of Black Extreme Temperature Silicone Rubber. (I wasn't sure how hot the HIDs burned and didn't want any burning or melting so I went with High Temp.) (McMaster-Carr) The rubber came in and it was very stretchy and flexible. I cut 2 donuts out of the rubber, with the center hole smaller than the lens, so I could stretch the rubber over the projector lens and keep a tight fit. Once I pulled the rubber donuts over the projectors I then pulled them back the opposite way so when they fit in the Fascia they would make a sort of a seal. I used a thin layer spread with my fingers of silicone to affix the rubber donuts to the projectors. (you can see the two different ways the rubber donut is fit over the projectors...once pulled them all the way on...and the other is pulling it back the opposite direction). If you do it right it should look it was designed by OEM.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:24 PM
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

Once I had the rubber shroud figured out to take care of the gap between the projector and the 3" Fog opening in the Fascia. I had to devise a way to further secure the projectors in the fascia mounts and allow the projectors height to be adjusted.

I needed to fabricate custom Projector Perches that allowed for projector height adjustment.


I took the OEM Halogen Fog assemblies and I removed the lamp from the housing. I then traced the Housing and the holes in the housing on a piece of paper and transferred that to AUTOCAD and came up with a print to fabricate the custom perches. The perches/brackets have cutouts for the projector, and holes drilled to allow proper fit to rear of fascia/fog mount. The location of the hole to accept height adjustment screw was also determined.

I purchased Nylon Nuts that fit 1/4" Square Holes, that accept #8 or #10 Sheet metal/Self Tapping screws. I found on ebay, a box for like 5$ or something. (50 Ford Nylon Nuts Fits 1 4 Hole 8 or 10 Screw Size | eBay)

Since I cant punch square holes, I found the smallest diam in round hole that would hold the nylon nuts. The holes are 9/32" Diam. A 9/32" Diam hole was drilled in the perches at the correct location for height adjustment screw. The projectors already have a smaller nylon nut for the oem adjustment screw. I removed the oem nylon nut and drilled out the small square hole on the projector itself with a 9/32" Diam bit. And then placed a nylon nut in there also. I went to home depot and purchased (2) #8 sheet metal/self tapping screws at 2 1/2" long. I then ground off 1/2" of the screws threads from the head of the screw down. This will allow the screw to be driven through the nylon nut in the perch, and when it hits the area of ground down threads it will stop driving the screw through the perches, thus retaining the screw and allowing it to spin freely. Once through the perches, and the screw is spinning freely, the screw was then driven into the Nylon Nut in the projectors, to a distance that was about right for the projectors to appear level. This will be adjusted once the perches/projector sub-assembly is affixed to the fascia. Its a bit of a tricky fit but once you pop the projectors in their mounting holes that we drilled earlier, you are able to fit the perches in place and tighten them down with the oem screws. The perches offer additional support for attaching the projectors to the fascia, as just mounting into the drilled holes seemed a bit sketchy. With everything tightened up, I adjusted the height screw so that the projectors appeared level by eye.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:37 PM
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

Once I had the projectors mounted to the Fascia, all I needed to worry about was wiring them up.

The OEM Fog connector is a 2504/5202. The Projectors take an H11 Bulb. So some sort of conversion was in need to make this work. Also the OEM Halogen fogs were only 25watts, and HIDs are 35watts. So I didn't want to use the OEM wiring to power the HID FOGS. I ordered all my HID parts from The Retrofit Source (great customer service & solid products).

1- H11 3000K Set of Morimoto 35watt bulbs
1- Set of Morimoto 35 DSP Ballasts
1- Mopar Spec Low Beam H11 Relay Harness

I needed to convert from 2504/5202 to H11, so I found a pigtail converter on Ebay. (5202 to H11 Pigtail Sockets Wires for Subaru BRZ Scion Fr s Fog Lamps Conversion | eBay)

I mounted the Relay harness as instructed. I did so on passenger side so as to be near the battery. There was already a hole where I mounted the relay harness, I had to remove the headlight to access it but it was a clean mount and I already had the fascia off so, that is where I mounted it. I mounted each of the ballasts directly underneath the headlights on the metal bumper behind the fascia. The holes were already there, so it was a no brainer for me. The Relay harness requires 3 grounds...look around there should be bolts on the frame that you can attach these to.

Once I had everything mounted, I made all the connections and replaced the fascia back on the front of the vehicle. I waited till it was dark to aim the fogs. Everything worked like a charm and IMHO, they look damn near OEM!! x 1000
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

I made the perches out of 1/8" Stainless Steel. I tried to make them out of thinner metal but found it extremely hard to work with, and destroyed more than a few of them until I made them in 11ga_1/8".

I have autocad files saved in .pdf for driver side and passenger side perches available if anyone want them. Just let me know. Should be able to print out on 8.5 x 11.
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

Awesome !

I know it took some work to get it done.

The end product looks OEM
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Re: 2014 OEM Fogs Retrofit to 2013 WK2!!!

That's a lot of work, but damn, it looks great. I'm waiting on a harness from Jeep_addicted as well. Luckily, I have a '14. Once the SRT8 lights are in, all I need to do is swap my retrofit HID kit to the fogs. Still trying to decide between 3000k and 5000k.
Any head on shots of your lights?

Again, really looks great.
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