Originally Posted by 2string1
Just purchased these Jw Speaker 6145 fog lights . Going to install them in my 2012 Overland. The fender guards and inner fender well is held in by black plastic rivets. Do these break taking them out and should I plan on buying them before I install these lights?
You don't need to remove the rivets. Check out this thread;
2011-2013 Foglight upgrade Option
I did this install laying on my back on a concrete driveway and have a few observations;
First if you have Quadra Lift, lift your jeep up to Off Road 2 for maximum height and lock it in position. Remove the fronts wheels for clearance to work.
You don't need to completely remove the fender liners just remove the lower 10mm bolt and the lower one half turn plastic retainer on each side. These can be found just to the rear of the OEM fogs and are the lowest attachment points for the front fender liner.
Hook and pull the lower front part of the fender liners back & out of the way w/a bungee cord. Now looking up to where the fogs mount, remove the three 7mm OEM hex screws and unclip the OEM electrical connector and pull the OEM fog lights out. On the passenger side if you have quadra lift the OEM compressor is somewhat in the way so you can't actually see the inboard hex screw and will have to remove it by feel. I used a 1/4" flex head rachet w/a 7mm deep socket to remove the OEM hex screws. Mounting the JW speaker fogs is pretty simple, they fall into place just like the OEM fogs with the same mounting lug alignment and screw holes.
After they were in I had to adjust both JW Speaker fogs upward as they were aimed to low out of the box. After remounting my front tires, & lowering to normal ride height, I left the lower front fender liner 10mm bolts and plastic retainers off so I could reached up behind the liners, in front of the tires, to adjust the fogs w/ a phillips screwdriver. A couple of turns clockwise brought them up to the correct height.
These guys will sell you the exact plug & play adaptor harness you need if you don't/can't solder yourself;
Get the harness for the 2504 OEM bulb.