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Finally got around to wiring up my fog lights for the sport bumper.
Took the bumper off to install them, also for an extra measure, sealed the frame of fogs which touch the bumber with silicon selant (weatherproof) around the inside edges. Did this because the fitment left some small gaps which I didn't want causing problems later with dirt and water coming in, and/or vibrations causing them to move up and down.
I wired it a little differently than everyone else.
Basically, I wanted it to turn on only when the parking lights where on, and turn off as soon as the headlights were turned on.
This works great for us Canadians that need daytime running lights (DRL) and have HIDs. During the day I just leave my parking lights on (which turns on the lower fogs), and at night I turn on the headlights (which turns off the lower fogs).
Also, it gets around the legality issues of having too many lights turned on at once.
I already had the integrated fogs wired up so that I could turn them on, off independent of the main headlights, so if I want I can turn on the integrated fogs during daytime use as well if I feel like it.
Here are some pics:
Wiring diagram of how I hooked it up:
Pic of the relay box:
Parking lights on (lower fogs turn on):
Review of the sport bumper fogs
Quality is crappy, beam pattern is out of balance, location not adjustable.
Worthless light bulbs burnt out after first use. Do yourself a favor, replace them with decent H3 bulbs cause its a real PITA to change them after you've re-attached your bumper.
Wire mesh crappy, you could push them in with your finger, and the black paint is chipping off. Do yourself a favor, find some real paint before installing them cause its a PIA after you've installed them.
Pretty much worthless as usable fog lights, you can't tell if the are on from the inside.
Weird beam pattern, noticable halos on the ground rather than nice spread out light like most fogs.
Does reasonably fit well into the fog light opening area, as long as you seal it with some silicon sealant to prevent it from shifting (just a precautionary measure).
Perfect as glorified parking lights as use for daytime running lights, saving your HIDs life.
Cosmetic looks with rest of the car are great, two thumbs up.
Overall, would I buy it again. yeah, just because it looks so good overall with the rest of the headlight assembly, and the fact that I can use it as DRL.
But at $140 was probably a bit steep, maybe wait till it becomes cheaper.
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