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Old 03-18-2008, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OEM fog light install, what's needed?

If I wanted to put OEM fog lights on my non-fog light equiped truck is it as simple as getting the housings and bulbs?

Are the wire harness connectors there already?

Would I need a fog light switch, or would the headlight switch control that?

I know it would just be simpler to get a set of aftermarket lights, but I like the OEM look and feel.
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If I wanted to put OEM fog lights on my non-fog light equiped truck is it as simple as getting the housings and bulbs?

Are the wire harness connectors there already?

Would I need a fog light switch, or would the headlight switch control that?

I know it would just be simpler to get a set of aftermarket lights, but I like the OEM look and feel.
You can get OEM look and feel with aftermarket lights that actually work at something rather than being posers. Hella MicroFF lamps

If you like those, read this. The links still work (mostly).
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Hey- those look great- do they come in amber? I want a true fog, not a driving light.
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I am looking for the same style lights..... Did those brackets come with them or did you have to make them yourself? What watt are they?
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Hey- those look great- do they come in amber? I want a true fog, not a driving light.
You can put amber bulbs in. The amber gives you a little better contrast allowing you to see imperfections in the road surface. Unless you live in some pretty rough country the regular halogen bulbs have been fine. In fact, Hella makes some very nice heavy duty filament bulbs (HL78134) that resist vibration much better than stock.

On Edit: Check out the Yellow Star H3 bulbs here.
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I am looking for the same style lights..... Did those brackets come with them or did you have to make them yourself? What watt are they?
They are Hella MicroFF lights and come in driving and fog versions. I had to make the brackets but it was not difficult. The MicroFF take a 55 watt bulb and that is plenty for this small housing. They are very efficient. If you are using them as a foglight you do not want to throw too much light out there to avoid reflection back in your face. That being said, the Hella MicroDE foglights are among the best in the world but they are smaller and round thus not mimicking the OEM lights.
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Amber bulbs definitely do better out here in Iowa. I'd never go back to adding just white light to the front of any of my vehicles.

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You can put amber bulbs in. The amber gives you a little better contrast allowing you to see imperfections in the road surface. Unless you live in some pretty rough country the regular halogen bulbs have been fine. In fact, Hella makes some very nice heavy duty filament bulbs that resist vibration much better than stock.
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