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How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK

With the recent completion of my quad retrofit here:
HID/LED Headlight Project

I decided to tackle the fog lights. My drivers side fog light was hazing very badly and the passenger side was right behind it. Buying OEM replacements would be easy but with all this LED recently I thought I'd give it a shot. I also wanted to take photos so that anybody else could do this same mod.

My WK is a 2008. Here are some photos of the fog light loctions.




The WK doesn't have any good aftermarket fog lights that I have seen. So I knew right away I would need to modify a set made for another vehicle. My vehicle of choice, the wrangler.

The choice came down to JW Speaker or Morimoto. True JW Speaker 6145 lights are $300+ (Not the ebay copies) and Morimoto's are $170 or less if you have coupon codes or catch a sale. I bought mine for $153 shipped.

JW Speaker 6145 Fog Assembly (I do not have output shots):


Morimoto XB type Jeep assembly:

Output:


First remove your OEM fog assemblies using a T20 torx bit. There are 2 screws per assembly location behind the assemblies. Note: Don't forget to unplug the bulb.


Next remove the OEM adjuster and spring completely. Might as well toss them in the trash because we won't be using them anymore. Remove the OEM reflector from the bracket using a flat head screw driver. After that is complete you will need to cut/dremel off the adjuster tab seen below (again this will not be used anymore):


Remove LED unit from it's mounting bracket using a flathead screw driver. You will have a bracket like this one (bottom):


and a separate LED unit like this (OEM left, Morimoto right):


Hold/tape the Morimoto bracket inside the OEM bracket as level as you can possibly get. Then drill a hole straight through the top of both. You will be feeding a bolt through so they need to line up.
Note: Try to drill a hole so that the bolt head will not interfere with the adjustment of the LED unit.

Next feed the bolt through and use some washers as spacers to keep it centered. This will line it up center when you are completed.


Follow the same procedure you did for the top on both sides. Again make sure that it will not interfere with vertical adjustment.


You should now have something like this:


Thread on the nut and trim all excess bolts. They won't fit if you don't.


Next you will need to make provisions for vertical adjustment. Pop the LED unit back into the bracket and test for clearance. If you drilled holes in the correct spots you shouldn't have any issues. Flip the assembly over and locate the adjuster knob. You will need to trim the OEM bracket to allow screw driver access.


You will now have something like this:


Notice the 4 wrangler mounting tabs that stick out. Time to bust out the dremel again because those have to go. I tried to dremel them so that they lined up with the OEM bracket.



Repeat that whole process again on the 2nd assembly and you will have something like this:


Slide the assembled light back into the bumper and secure it using the same 2 torx screws.



The Morimoto requires you to make up the connection with provided terminals/connector. Simple really just make sure you have the polarity(+/-) correct.

Drill a hole in the bumper big enough for a screw driver to fit through. You will need to take your best guess here as to where the adjuster is.


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Re: How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK

Step back and enjoy the new look. Take photo's, turn them on and take more photo's. Note: Do not drive with them turned on yet since you haven't adjusted them.






Wait until it's dark and go aim them. This is the technique I used:
- Measure from the center of your lowbeam bulb to center of your new fog lights.
- Fire up your headlights
- Measure down from your low beam line
- Mark it somehow (tape works great, I propped up a measuring tape)
- Turn off your low beams and turn on the fog lights
- Climb under the Jeep and adjust

My Low Beams:


Adjusted the Fogs:


Both together:


Some more photo's
Width on passenger side:


Width on driver side:


Just a cool shot. Phone picks up light in weird ways.


Put the bumper fascia back on.




If you have questions feel free to ask/comment here or pm.
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Re: How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK

I was out driving late the other night and wanted to capture the width of the fog lights. The jeep is on an incline so the beams look like they're aimed pretty high.

Here are my headlights:


Here are my fog lights only:
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Re: How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK

Your the reason I'm interested in doing this to my wk2. I have hids down there and the projectors do a great job with light. Beam is great. Yours is plug and play, way better route than my kit
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Re: How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK

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Your the reason I'm interested in doing this to my wk2. I have hids down there and the projectors do a great job with light. Beam is great. Yours is plug and play, way better route than my kit
With the WK2 they are truly plug and play! They should bolt right in without having to do any of the cutting and bolting that I did. Definitely a better option
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