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Write-Up: BFLM (Black Fog Light Mod)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Lentsnh, May 24, 2009.

  1. May 24, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I give all the credit to 05 X-Runner. I copied and pasted this over from XRU. I think its a great mod to go with the BHLM.

    Read all of these install instructions prior to attempting this fog light modification. I cannot be held responsible for any damages or personal harm resulting from this modification…Hopefully this small article will help you as well as others feel more confident about tackling this relatively simple modification... This is only intended as a guide for others, so please treat it as such.


    First I'd like to thank Kev and Lenie for the help they gave me while completing this fog light mod. Secondly I'd like to say this is my first write up so bare with me I tried my best to explain how to do this mod. Last but not least we tried a few different ways to do this mod and the below way was the best way that we found to complete this mod.

    Tools
    pliers (I used needle nose)
    dremel or similar type of rotary tool w/ a cut off blade
    some sort of prying tool
    knife
    painters tape
    paint
    silicone

    Steps

    1) Take your fog lights off your truck. I did this by first taking the light bulbs out and then using the needle nose pliers to un clip the adjuster screw from it's bracket and then gently pushing out the fog light from the back so that it popped out from the front of the truck.


    2) Use the dermel and cut around the bottom lip of the black fog light housing. Be careful not to cut to deep because you do not want to cut the lens cover. (see picture)

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    3) Use the prying tool and pry off the lip from the housing that you just cut.

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    After step three your fog light should look close to this.

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    4) Take the knife and cut in between the lens cover and the black housing to cut the remaining silicone. About halfway to three quarters of the way around you will be able to pop the lens cover off fairly easy.

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    Side note: here are some pictures of what we cut off the housing and the lens cover after it was off to give you all a better idea of what we cut and how deep we cut.

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    5) Tape off the inside of the fog light with the painters tape

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    6) Paint the rim of the fog light and let it dry.

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    We used this type of black paint

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    7) After the paint is dry take out the painters tape and put a bead of silicone around the outside of the housing .

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    8) Slide the lens cover back on to the housing.

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    9) Smooth out the silicone and put additional silicone if needed so the there is a nice leak free bead of silicone. Then let the silicone dry completely

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    10) Once the silicone is dry reinstall your fog lights on your truck and enjoy.



    Here is before and after shots of this mod on my truck.

    Before:

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    After:

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    After completing this mod the light output seemed the same as before it. (just incase you were wondering)
     
  2. May 24, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I think I'm too much of a pussy to do this but it's pretty sick! Definite rep for sharing!
     
  3. May 24, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    I think it might look pretty good on my truck
     
  4. May 24, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    :laugh: BHLM too? DO EEET!
     
  5. May 24, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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    I got to some first:eek::p
     
  6. May 24, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    You got to who what first? Those dead babies in the glove box were supposed to be "disposed" of last week damnit!
     
  7. May 25, 2009 at 12:05 AM
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    I got to grow some. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  8. May 25, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    lol ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Yea I don't blame you. :eek:
     
  9. May 25, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    For some reason the fogs sound easier than the HL do
     
  10. May 25, 2009 at 12:22 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Probably because you don't have to cook them, it's just grinding...cutting...whatever you wanna call it.
     
  11. May 25, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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    youre probably right. Whats up with the 09 HL?
     
  12. May 25, 2009 at 12:29 AM
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    A friend of mine did this on a extra fog light that he had for his silver truck and honestly its not worth the time to do it. You really only notice it when your right in front of the truck, and can't see it when you are far away. So I'd say only do it if you have nothing better to do.
     
  13. May 25, 2009 at 12:29 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    What 09 HL who? what? I'm lost again...
    I got a great story. Last night I was hanging with my sister at her college (University of California Irvine) and we were going around and I was catching her up with my life and shit and we went to a party, helped her bf paint his theater set, went on the roof of the theater, all this shit! Eventually got back to her apt at 230AM and I fell asleep at like 3 and then 8AM as I'm still sleeping her roommate shuffles into the kitchen and starts washing the dishes really fucking loud and I'm like half awake and all this shit...anyways I was basically off and on sleeping all this morning between 8 or 9 and something around 11. Needless to say this has a point...it was hella fun hanging with my sister and that I'm kinda tired so you gotta spell shit out for me right now. lol
     
  14. May 25, 2009 at 12:31 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Since I'm off topic already, the 4Runner rims look hella good on Tacos...that's gonna be my first mod when I get my truck. I'm putting on 4Runner Limited rims. Then gonna save everything to get a S/C. Maybe do some cheap mods here and there but idk. It's gonna be clean though.
    Oh and your truck is one of my favs on here. :cool: :thumbsup:
     
  15. May 25, 2009 at 4:45 AM
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    Honestly, this mod is a waste of time. If you really want to do something to your fog lights, paint the area around the fog light black.

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  16. May 25, 2009 at 5:55 AM
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    Those look good Viet2100.
     
  17. May 25, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    I know the the bulbs and housing get very hot. I would think the paint should be some sort of high-temp stuff and instead of silicone, use some high-temp RTV. IMHO.

    Nice job though...looks great!
     
  18. May 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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  19. May 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    Huh...the outside painting matches better than the inside painting...wonder what inside and outside painting would look like...:rolleyes:
     
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