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Old 11-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Fog Lights

I want to put fog lights on my car which they didn't include when they made them. So I was seeing if anyone has done it how much it is. I saw a whole kit on vmp tuning for $180 which I thought was expensive. I was looking for a cheaper route. I eventually want hids in them too. Any help would be great.
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I want to put fog lights on my car which they didn't include when they made them. So I was seeing if anyone has done it how much it is. I saw a whole kit on vmp tuning for $180 which I thought was expensive. I was looking for a cheaper route. I eventually want hids in them too. Any help would be great.
You can prolly get them cheaper off eBay and they will work fine. Splice them in with your headlights and I'm assuming they will work fine and turn on with whatever you spliced the wires into.
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I just bought the fogs from american muscle and they came with regular bulbs. Bought the connection to the bulb at an auto place n just wired em to my headlights
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I just bought the fogs from american muscle and they came with regular bulbs. Bought the connection to the bulb at an auto place n just wired em to my headlights
What kind of wire did you buy from the auto store? Exact details would be great
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What kind of wire did you buy from the auto store? Exact details would be great
just some 12 gauge wire will work...get a small spool or black and red. get some female crimp ends as well that are small enough to slide over the bulbs terminals (same thing has having a harness)

take the red wire and run enough length to go from the constant power wire for the ambers (turn signals) to the fog lights. you can find this wire by pulling the headlight switch and using a test light to see which of the three wires is getting power. splice in the red wire..now when you pull the headlight switch your fogs will get power

now run the black wire from the fog lights up to the headlight ground bolts. there is one in front of both headlight housings and easy to find.

this is a good way to wire up fogs for just a couple bucks if you have spare wire laying around. or a $10ish job if you're buying the wire and crimp ends
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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Ok Im buying a OEM foglight switch for my 04 and a pair of smoked fogs from AM. What else would I need ? Or is that all ?
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iv been thinking the same iv been trying to study the wiring diagram so i can have the fogs on wen i turn on my ambers and i wana use hids not regular ****ty ones i was gana look at the connection for the hid and see if oriellys or vato zone has it and wire it up the kit from ford is like almost 200 i found one on ebay for like 80 but i dnt wana use a seperate switch i want it to be oem
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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Ya, I just bought smoked fogs and a OEM switch on amazon for $90. Hopefully I can find a way to get it all together and right. And definetly gotta have hids
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Did you ever finish your fogs?
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Did you ever finish your fogs?
Yea I did. Love them

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I made an install video type thing bc I couldnt find one anywhere. I like visual stuff most ppl do but here's the link hope it helps.

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So basically you buy a pigtail right? It has 2 wires one gets spliced into the brown wire and the other gets grounded?
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Ya pretty much
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Thanks for posting the video! I think I am going to mount my lights as soon as they get here. Like your stang by the way.

One question though, your light holes look kind of rough.. Do the lights not fit flush in the holes? Did you try sanding/filing them for a cleaner look?
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I did that today... But the left fog light seemed to not fit quite as well as the other. It was a little high.
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I did that today... But the left fog light seemed to not fit quite as well as the other. It was a little high.
Did what today? Cleaned them up? Hopefully mine will fit well

edit: also, looks like no spoiler on your car? If thats true did your stang come like that or did you remove it? If you removed it did you just use the plug trick?

I really want the remove my spoiler but not sure how it would look and if the plugs would look that bad. Dont have the cash to get the whole trunk lid panted.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #17
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I cleaned up the fog light area better today. And the mine came with the spoiler I took it off to see how it would look and I liked it so I went to the store bought four plugs and put them in. Cost $1 and since my cars white I didn't have to buy touch up paint. The plugs don't look too bad either besides if I want the spoiler back it takes 2 minutes.
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Ok thanks! I might have to give that a try as well. Already got some touch up paint. Kind of going for a simple/sleeper look and not really feeling the spoiler either.
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been a few weeks since i was wingless...maybe i'll pop mine back off for a month or so. i switch back and forth when i get bored
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #20
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Whats the size of the pigtail for the light bulb i wana be able to use HIDs
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I know the light bulb size is like 899 or 890. Go to dmp tuning. I think an hid kit from there for fogs is $30-
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it can be an 880-889
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Ok thats bulb size but whats the pigtail you bought? H11/880/881
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #24
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I just used female crimp ends on my bulbs..i didnt by any harness
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Alright fog lights should be on the doorstep when I get home today.

Went to home depot on my lunch break and picked up some female crimp ends, some #8 u-nuts/screws and some 14 awg red wire (will mark ground with electrical tape.)

Hopefully going to install these tonight along with my chin spoiler. Will be sweet.

Also guides say to use a relay? Will I be fine without one if I am just going to tap into the ambers? And final question, is it east to tell which side is positive and which side is ground when plugging in the crimp ends?
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No I didn't use a relay. And as for the positive and negative I don't think it matters on it, I put one wire from the fog to the ambers then the other I grounded it
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No I didn't use a relay. And as for the positive and negative I don't think it matters on it, I put one wire from the fog to the ambers then the other I grounded it
So I am not going to burn out the bulbs? Just wanna make sure I don't accidentally wire them up backwards. Thanks
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I've had mine in for about 5 days now and so far soo good
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I've had mine in for about 5 days now and so far soo good
Okay after some further research looks like the bulbs don't have polarity. HID and LED do though. I might get them in my headlights and fog lights eventually. Right now can hardly see anything with my smoked headlights...
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Ya I want hids
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best kits around IMO....

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W

you can wire up HID fogs the same way through the ambers if you'd like
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best kits around IMO....

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W

you can wire up HID fogs the same way through the ambers if you'd like
Nice, looks like a pretty good price too. Will have to bookmark that link.
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Did you ever get your fogs in? Post pics!
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Did you ever get your fogs in? Post pics!
I put them in today, first one took me like an hour to figure out. Second one was a breeze. It got dark before I had a chance to wire it up, will do tomorrow and will post some pics.

Edit: Question, when I tap into the ambers to wire up the fogs is it OK to wire them both to the same one or should I wire them separate?
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Alright got the fog lights all wired up, here are some pics:



Just spliced into the amber brown wire for power, this is before I soldered the wires together and then wrapped it in electrical tape.


For the ground I just stripped some of the wire, loosend up this ground bolt, put the wire underneath and re tightened the bolt.


Here is what it looks like plugged in, would still like to eventually put a real pig tail on each end though.






Edit:
Also if anyone is wondering what hardware I used to mount fog lights, I just dropped by home depot and picked up: 6x 1/4" Bolts about 1" long, 4x 1/4" speed nuts (u-nut), and 2x 1/4" hex nuts. After I cut out the grill for each hole I put 2x speed nuts on each side right above the light hole inside the bumper (there are tabs with holes for them), Then I fed a bolt through the bottom of each light housing, then I put the lights in the hole and fed those bolts through the hole in the bottom of the bumper and put a nut on each but left them loose. Then I screwed in the top bolts on each side through the housing into the speed nuts (helps if you already have the bolts partially screwed into the housing before you put the light housing in), and then finally finished by tightening up the bottom nut/bolt. I ended up buying way to much hardware to install these but oh well. Did this all without taking the bumper off.
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