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Fog Light Retrofit

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Pugga, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    pugggggga: :devil: :drevil: :stirthepot:
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    *goes to kitchen finds broccoli and starts eating broccoli*

    hello, good day to you sir! its raining, yay !
     
  3. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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  4. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    If you still want the stock housing adjustments, why don't you just take it apart, paint it black, and retro that, leaving the plastic lens off?
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    That was my original idea but if I can get the lens to re-attach I think it'd be better to protect the projector lens. My original idea was to leave the lens off, but I'm going to see if it's possible to put everything back and have a nice, clean stock look with the Blazers and the Gattling shroud.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Just started, I put the steps in the OP and will put up pics once the photo gallery is back online :D
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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  9. Dec 3, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    subbed I thought about going this route but i ended up just buying some hella micro DE fogs with a projector lens and sticking a HID in it. Good luck tho! Id love to see the finished product.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Pics added bump :yay:
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    WOOOOOOOO LOOOKIN GOOD!
     
  12. Dec 4, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    any bumps along the road yet?? please take note and let us kno :)
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    I tried to make note of them as I went. So far the only issue I had was cutting too far when I removed the lens. Fortunately, blacking everything out covers the mis-cuts. Getting the projector set and square in the housing was a bit of a challenge, especially using JB Weld since you really only have one shot at it. I think putting the lens back on will be a breeze!

    Oh, and one thing I forgot when cutting the shroud cover, I trimmed it up by 1/2" forgetting that where it sits isn't round due to the shape of the bowl. Because I forgot about that, the shroud is only attached to the bowl on the sides. I'll do the second one correctly. So far this has been a very labor intensive process and has taken a long time since you have to wait for the paint and JB Weld to dry in stages.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    No, I was planning on blacking them out anyways. If I wanted to keep the chrome look and I overcut, I would have cut the chrome piece down flush and resealed them that way (made the overcut all the way around so no one would be able to tell the difference). Aesthetically, cutting that chrome piece back would not have made any difference in my opinion.

    The reason I had planned on blacking everything from the start was because that fog light had been leaking and the chrome was all corroded and pitted anyways.
     
  15. Dec 5, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    I got one of the lights done and I got digging through the rest of the kit that TRS sent me. I came across this ridiculous looking wiring set up with relays, a plug that goes to the stock plug, a plug that goes to each new projector, a hot wire and a ground. My question, why do I need all this crap?!?! Is there a GOOD reason why I can't just wire each wire from the ballast directly to the existing fog light wiring? Do the ballast really need a clean power source from the battery and their own fuse? I would think the stock fog light wiring would be more the sufficient :confused:

    Can anyone clarify this for me, it would save me a lot of wiring!!
     
  16. Dec 5, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    sub'd. looks great so far
     
  17. Dec 5, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    hey Pugga,

    i didnt use the wireharness that came with the kit... i just used OEM wire harness... plug into ballast... and then ballast to the bulb. had no problems whatsoever.... returned the wiring harness and got a refund

     
  18. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:12 AM
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    Ahhh, that PM you sent a while ago about the wiring harness makes sense now! I should have put 2 and 2 together :facepalm:

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
  19. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:25 AM
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    Very nice work. loved the comments about the Captain, LOL.

    Question:
    Are the fog lights converted to driving lights with this mod? I am not sure due to the light beam cutoff possibilities with a projector.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    sub'd. wana know how it turned out
     
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