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Installing HID in fog lights...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by PandaXIX, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Jul 3, 2019 at 4:11 AM
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    PandaXIX

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    Has anyone here done a HID installation to replace your factory fog lights? Research is showing a bunch of LED replacements.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    Does anyone know if the Pro led fog lights are a direct fit into a runner?
     
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    I would not do HID in the fog lights, like Hyper just said. Morimoto makes a great fog light replacement and the lenses are blacked out. They look amazing, have great output, mount to the exisiting brackets, and are plug and play. There are other brands out there as well that might require some drilling and some that mount just as easy but do some research. I personally just changed my high/low beams to a whiter halogen bulb and they are great with no extra work. I want the Morimoto HIDs for my headlights but I dont want to drill the 1inch hole in my dust caps.

    Good luck
     
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    Why not? I didn't think it was a big deal with my HIDs.
     
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    Agreed, with a step drill it's easy. Throw a little silicone for extra sealing power.
     
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    @2016Pro I just didnt want to take the chance with water. Im also waiting for Morimoto to drop their headlight replacement. Going to be expensive but there wont be any DIY drilling. If you read about people who have had moisture in their headlights seems like a bitch to get rid of. I didnt want to be bothered with that. The Halogen bulbs were cheap as hell and a great upgrade until Morimoto releases it. But like a lot of the videos show you can use a sealant.
     
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    Nothing to it, don't be scared.
     
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    These Philips Xtreme Ultinon fog bulbs are phenomenal. $130 on Amazon. Plug and play.

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    Decided to go with the baja fogs.

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    Are those the new SAE fogs or just the regular squadrons? The new ones are the only lights legal to use on the road as fog lights.
     
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    What bulbs did you go with for headlights until morimotos come out? Thanks
     
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    i believe they're just the regular squadron-r. i didn't see anything stating sae approved on it.
     
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    I have the squadron R in my fog light location and they are definitely NOT sae compliant. They are much brighter than my factory headlights.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    the stock factory bulbs are a joke. c'mon toyota, why would you put halogens in with projectors? lol
     
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    It's not the brightness that's the problem (with the Squadron lights), it's the beam pattern.

    The SAE fog light squadron lights are newly approved for installation and replacement of factory fog lights. Fog lights are meant to have a low, WIDE beam pattern with a beam cut-off to prevent blinding other drivers. They're also meant to illuminate the road underneath fog or snow. If you use normal squadron lights on the road, you are blinding other drivers. If you use them during fog or snow conditions, you are blinding yourself by reflecting all of that directly back into your eyes.

    If you have anything other than the SAE fog lights installed, DO NOT USE them on the road or in low-visibility weather. They are off-road only lights at that point.

    And the new SAE fogs are plenty bright- just with a proper pattern and cut-off for on-road and foul weather use.
     
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