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The LED SAE J583 Fog Pod & Fog Light Review

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by crashnburn80, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. May 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    My bad, you are right. I for some reason thought the Rigid ones were different.
     
  2. May 21, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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    These mounts look like they will fit Rigids, though the design is pretty similar. And the price point is pretty questionable.
    https://store.ijdmtoy.com/pages/2016-up-toyota-tacoma-cree-led-pod-light-fog-lamp-kit-install-guide

    If Apex is willing to make some, you might float the idea of getting a small group buy together to make it more worth their while and provide others more mounting options.
     
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  3. May 22, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    That's a good idea about the group buy. I'll know in about a month or so if they're willing to do it. I had their brackets on my '16 and they were excellent in both form and function. I hated the Cali Raised pods, however.
     
  4. May 22, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Are they plug and play or is there wiring involved? Mine are being delivered tomorrow
     
  5. May 22, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    The Rigid kit is "plug and play" depending on how you want to wire them. I went into my stock fog light harness from the factory. But I needed a set of adapters that I got from Cali Raised for $10 (https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Wirings-Converter-Adapters-Deutsch/dp/B06W5XCF9P).

    The Rigid Pods themselves have a great wiring harness that they should come with if you want them on a separate switch.

    Since they replaced my stock fog lights, I figured it made the most sense to wire them in that location. So basically it involves, Pod wiring connector plugging in to Cali Raised adapter, plugging into stock H11 fog harness. No wiring/splicing/cutting needed!

    They are great lights! Enjoy!
     
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  6. May 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Does anybody know if those adapters fit the KC G4 universal fog lights into gx470 factory fog connectors?
     
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  7. May 22, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    The Deutsch part fits the KC's for sure. I'm not sure about the other end as the PO cut mine off so I just soldered the Deutsch part on & eliminated one potential trouble spot.
     
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  8. May 22, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    Good thinking. I was going to cut off the deutsch connector from the KC and solder on some connectors to fit factory connector but I like your idea better cutting off factory connector and soldering on deutsch connector.
     
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  9. May 22, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    Depends on what your OEM fog bulbs are. I’m sure there are plug and play adapters available. But soldering on the deutsch connector is an easy solution.
     
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  10. May 23, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    All great options that should work. Just keep in mind that with cutting into a pods included harness you may void the warranty. I know Rigid told me if I even unscrewed the wiring (the wiring is connected to the pod with two allen bolts) from their pods it would void their lifetime warranty.
     
  11. May 23, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Another good reason to splice into the vehicle wires.
     
  12. May 23, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    To each their own but personally I don't even think it's worth the work when you can get the plug and play adapters for $10 shipped, not to mention it's reversible so you can return it to stock when you go to sell or trade the truck. On my SR there was no choice but wiring everything separately, so I guess I'm extra appreciative of the ability to hook up to the existing pigtail and be done with it.
     
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  13. May 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    I think the GX470 he is doing this on takes H3 fogs. I didn’t see any plug and play H3 adapters, though they would not be hard to make since H3s use blade terminal connectors.
     
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    My bad, I missed the original question that led to the discussion about splicing.
     
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    I have the kc g4 in my Tacoma. They hook right into the factory plugs. Does the gx470 use the same plugs?
     
  16. May 29, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    I think I want to try and adapt the 2016-17 Accord fogs to my ARB bumper. They have a slight angle to them which seems to line up with the bottom of the bumper. Nice wide coverage too.

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  17. May 29, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    That would certainly be something unique! The fog hold won’t fit those obviously, you looking to use the corner light spot?
     
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    Thinking about making my own mount set back underneath the lower lip. Don't really want to cut out any metal and want all mods to be reversible.
    Accord LED fog mount.jpg
     
  19. May 29, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    Certainly no reason why you couldn't make it work. You'd want to make sure the fog pattern is level with your mounting. If the fogs lights sit level in the Accord and you follow the ARB bumper lines, you'll end up with a pattern tilted up to the sides blinding other drivers and defeating the fog purpose. It seems somewhat of a hazardous spot for trail use depending on the trails you run.
     
  20. May 30, 2019 at 12:26 AM
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    I just received the shipping notification for my Rigid selective yellow fogs. Data backed analysis coming soon! :)
     
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