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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)

Looks awesome man. Seems a lot easier than I expected. Have you done the headlights?
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Nice Job..
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Looks awesome man. Seems a lot easier than I expected. Have you done the headlights?
It was surprisingly easy once I got hands on with it. I did the project in my apartment parking lot (which earned me some weird looks) so if you have a garage or driveway it should be even easier.

I havent touched the headlights and not sure I am going to. I think the headlight bulbs are fine for the time being. If anything, my next project will be trading out the brake lights for LED
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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (pic heavy)

can you please tell us the Replacement bulbs part no., and u just replace the blubs there is no kit with it
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Nice, are these bulb 30W?
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can you please tell us the Replacement bulbs part no., and u just replace the blubs there is no kit with it
http://www.kbcarstuff.com/H11-h8-h16...4unix2-h11.htm

Here is a link to the bulb that was purchased. It is a true plug and play system. You do not need any other adaptors or special parts. Follow the guide step by step utilizing these bulbs and you can have the install done in under 30 minutes
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How is the color and brightness?


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Excellent on both. These are definitely brighter than the stock bulbs and put out a much cleaner light. When driving, it flows much better with the headlights. Before there used to be a line that was the divider between where the fog lamps reach ended and the headlights began. It was noticeable because the fogs were more yellow compared to the headlights white. It looks much better now.

As for color, there is a good discussion going back and forth of 5000k vs 6000k for coloring. I think 5000k is closer to the color of the headlights where as this 6000k might have a bit more blue to it. I do not think it makes the headlights look yellow and doubt anyone else would either. To me, that is something that only people who are on this forum and know what to look for would bring up.

All in all, highly recommended. This is the only true plug and play bulb I found and I really like the light its putting out. Install is easy and it looks like it should have from the factory. Highly recommended
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Excellent on both. These are definitely brighter than the stock bulbs and put out a much cleaner light. When driving, it flows much better with the headlights. Before there used to be a line that was the divider between where the fog lamps reach ended and the headlights began. It was noticeable because the fogs were more yellow compared to the headlights white. It looks much better now.

As for color, there is a good discussion going back and forth of 5000k vs 6000k for coloring. I think 5000k is closer to the color of the headlights where as this 6000k might have a bit more blue to it. I do not think it makes the headlights look yellow and doubt anyone else would either. To me, that is something that only people who are on this forum and know what to look for would bring up.

All in all, highly recommended. This is the only true plug and play bulb I found and I really like the light its putting out. Install is easy and it looks like it should have from the factory. Highly recommended
Although the color may look better, for actually driving in the fog the yellowish light works better to see ahead of the car.
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I didn't drill out any rivets when I installed mine. Just stuck my hand in the opening at the bottom and felt around. My hands aren't exactly small so im sure most people can do it this way without any drilling.
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Re: Fog Lamp Replacement Guide: 2015 Overland (pic heavy)

Thanks for the write up protect 1989. I just put the same Phillips Xtreme Ultinon LED H11 bulbs (6000K) in the fogs on my 2015 Limited. I ordered from XenonDepot and took advantage of Labor Day sale and free shipping. These lights only draw 9.3W and throw 2400 lumens instead of factory 55W that only throw 1350 lumens. And then there is the cool factor to closely match the factory HID headlamps.

While I had the front fascia completley off, I also changed out my grill inserts to the honeycomb (Overland look). The whole deal (dismantling, installation of LEDs and grill inserts, testing the LEDs, and reassemble) took about an hour. I was able to reuse my factory push rivets in all locations except the two in each wheel well. These were larger and longer than the ones along the top and bottom of the front fascia. The wheel well push rivets consumed the majority of time to remove (maybe I should have just drilled them out, b/c they were not reusable). I reinstalled the wheel well felt using 1/4" plastic push rivets from my local Lowes (Hillman part#881212). These were really nice b/c they have a phillips head screw that opens them up so they should be easily removable if I ever need to get back in there again. Someone else had mentioned NAPA part#665-2388 which look like exact match for the push rivets that are located under the front fascia near the 1/4 turn knobs. The two push rivets up top (right in front of the radiatory) are a bit smaller. As I mentioned before, all of those came out easily with a flathead screwdriver and were reusable. Only the four wheel well (two in each wheel well) had to be replaced.

Lights definitely look great but won't be able to really tell the whole story until the sun goes down tonight.
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