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Old 10-06-2012, 01:52 PM
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

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Only up and down, left and right are not normally needed. If you use the Jeep frames as I did, they are aimed as they should be. Your head lights do not have left/right adjustment and either do your fogs. Not saying that you could not get them off but under normal conditions they should be good on the left/right adjustment. The projectors go almost straight out to the sides so you probally could not tell if they were a little off and the step in the light will not be toward on coming traffic. Since they are only going to be 24" off of the ground nobody will be effected anyway.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

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No relay required. I had to change the connector on the fog wiring for the Hid light, but you can use the one that comes with Hid kit and solder it on. I got to the fogs through the wheel well panal. you can reach the fogs easily without removing the wheels or jacking up the car. Hid lights take LESS power to operate than your normal halagen bulb. In 99% of the cases a relay is NOT required to operate your Hid systems. In some cases a little bit of flicker will occure. In those cases you just need to add a "anit-flicker, error code eliminator, can-bus" device just before your ballast and that will eliminate the flicker.
Does yours flicker?
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

No. Flicker is normally caused in the computers (modules) that run our headlights. It is a slight pulsing of voltage that causes flicker. Not to say it will never happen but normally you will not get flicker. Most problems in HID systems result in poorly made bulbs. Ballasts are robust and our automotive wiring is adequate for HID's. Bulbs are the things that could cause flicker or no light at all.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

Pulled the 'trigger' and ordered the PIAA_530 LED Fog Lamp Kit from Amazon.
They are supposed to arrive on Friday (10/12), but I have other plans for the weekend so I'm not sure when I will get around to 'jerry-rigging' the OEM housings to mount them.

TruckLite rep emailed me back that I'm not the first person asking for LED fog lights and he is going to try his best. Meanwhile he recommended some 'work lights' they sell, but they are 4.5 inches. Too big for the GC OEM location (perfect for the Wrangler). Would have been a definite purchase if I had a 'brush bar' up front to mount them to (and leave the wimpy OEM fogs in place).
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:42 PM
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

Sorry guys...
More delays.
I've got the lights, but I managed to dislocate my right shoulder.
Not sure how soon I'll be able to get under the front and pull the OEM lights to adapt the new PIAA's.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

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The mini H1's are a full blown projector. Similar to the factory headlights but without the big shroud. I fit them into the Jeep mounts for the fogs and made another adjusting screw for the projectors. As soon as I get back I'll get some pictures. The whole thing took about two hours to do. Really pretty simple once you see it. The only things you will need are a 1 1/2inch 10-32 screw and a 10-32 tap for the adjustment screw.
They are not cheep though. The projectors are $120 for the pair and then hid lights are about another $120 or so. The light they put out are like your headlights but 24 inches off the ground.
Look at the headlight projector DIY thread and these are what I used.

Like your setup.. some questions though. Are they the Bi-Xenon projector or the regular projector? also are you screwing into the shroud only? How did you do your electrical? (replace stock plug or create cross over with a kit)? This interested me and I might work on a project like this with step by step install.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

Yes they are the bi-xenon projector. You just don't connect the shutter up to anything. Yes, I screwed directly into the shroud area. The screw is not seen through the lense. Lastly, I changed the connector from the Jeep one to one that came with the HID kit. I soldered the ends and covered with heatshrink tubing. It is very easy, you can do both sides in about an hour and a half. About an hour to do the projectors and a half to cut and solder the ends on.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

Is the projector open on the backside? How does it handle water or humidity? I wanna make sure I get it done just right, and your input is greatly appreciated. I'm trying to make sure I have all my bases covered. Appreciate your input btw. Would love to see a pic of your truck with the lights on.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

There is a small area that is open but it is hidden in the area where the shroud is and so the shroud covers the open section. I don't believe I have a picture with the lights on yet but I will get some when I can get to it.
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Re: OEM Fog Light replacement idea

Finally!
Over the course of the last couple weeks between some crazy work hours and a birthday party, I was able to remove the OEM fogs, jerry-rig in the PIAA 530 LED lights, install and aim them.

It really didn't help having a 'bum' shoulder, but I managed.

I have attached a pic of the OEM and PIAA lights projecting onto my garage side by side (OEM on left) AND a PDF of the install process. I didn't take pics of how to get to the fogs because I just didn't think of it, but it's not hard just use a 10mm socket/wrench and your fingers. The screws holding the fogs onto the back side of the bumper cover are 8mm.
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Finally!
Over the course of the last couple weeks between some crazy work hours and a birthday party, I was able to remove the OEM fogs, jerry-rig in the PIAA 530 LED lights, install and aim them.

It really didn't help having a 'bum' shoulder, but I managed.

I have attached a pic of the OEM and PIAA lights projecting onto my garage side by side (OEM on left) AND a PDF of the install process. I didn't take pics of how to get to the fogs because I just didn't think of it, but it's not hard just use a 10mm socket/wrench and your fingers. The screws holding the fogs onto the back side of the bumper cover are 8mm.
I'm curious to see how they look in the bumper, got any pics?
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