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Matasickle 03-11-2013 10:14 AM

Bling Lights Fog light install
 
So I mentioned in this thread that I was going to be the guinea pig for these fog lights..

And I was indeed the guinea pig. [wrenchin]

So I purchased these "Bling Lights BL-300W Driving Lamp Kit" from here: http://www.automatcentral.com/BL300W-drivinglamps.html

And they promptly showed up at my doorstep:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...53276610_n.jpg

Here are the goodies:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...43884761_n.jpg

Jaws up in the air and ready:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...67546054_n.jpg

The supplied universal brackets can't really be used (unless you want to drill into the bumper...) [ohcrap]
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...92992472_n.jpg

So I made some of my own:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...17617977_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...94005643_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...55625382_n.jpg

This is what the brackets look like on the light:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...75263859_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...28357357_n.jpg

Test fit on the car:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...57268074_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...24852062_n.jpg

Popped my plastidipped bezel on there:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...73039538_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...83269611_n.jpg


I'm happy with it!
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...32704379_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...84227126_n.jpg


Andrew (andrew@automatcentral.com) was my contact for the fog lights and he did right by me.

He offered some superb, quick customer service, and I would def. recommend these fog lights. [clap]

[burnout]

Hiwayracer 03-11-2013 11:06 AM

GREAT job!!

I am dying for fog lamps on mine - just cant allow myself to spend the $500 the dealer want to do it and the wiring of doing it my self scares me...

Matasickle 03-11-2013 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hiwayracer (Post 4630807)
GREAT job!!

I am dying for fog lamps on mine - just cant allow myself to spend the $500 the dealer want to do it and the wiring of doing it my self scares me...

Nothing to be scared of in the wiring department.
It was as easy as connecting a red wire to the positive side of the battery and a black wire to ground.

It's so easy a caveman can do it. [:p]

I'll take a picture on my lunch of the wiring for you.

Hiwayracer 03-11-2013 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matasickle (Post 4630822)
Nothing to be scared of in the wiring department.
It was as easy as connecting a red wire to the positive side of the battery and a black wire to ground.

It's so easy a caveman can do it. [:p]

I'll take a picture on my lunch of the wiring for you.

Thanks.

How did you wire the switch ?

thejordan 03-11-2013 11:41 AM

This is amazing.

Couple questions...

- How is the switch done? (Pic?) Did you snake it into your dash? (where?)
- Can you leave the switch set to "on" and will it turn off when you turn the car off?
- Can you replace the blue accent bulb with a yellow one, if so, do you know the bulb part #?

thejordan 03-11-2013 11:53 AM

Also, I'll pay you to make me a set of brackets :D

Matasickle 03-11-2013 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hiwayracer (Post 4630828)
Thanks.

How did you wire the switch ?

The kit came with all the wiring necessary.. all you need to do is plug it all together, run the wires as you please, and connect the + (red) and ground (black) to your car. (See pics below)

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejordan (Post 4630885)
This is amazing.

Couple questions...

- How is the switch done? (Pic?) Did you snake it into your dash? (where?)
- Can you leave the switch set to "on" and will it turn off when you turn the car off?
- Can you replace the blue accent bulb with a yellow one, if so, do you know the bulb part #?

1. Switch came with the kit. I did not want to cut into any of my dash to I jerry-rigged it where the diagnostic computer plugs in (looks awful.. but is hidden so no one will know.. Shhhhh!)

2. You can leave the switch to one and it will stay on with the ignition off /keys out (because it's hard wired to the battery)

3. I am not sure about replacing the bulb to yellow.. I would assume you can.. but I didn't really look into.. send Andrew an e-mail about it and tell him Y3VT3P sent you (maybe he'll hook you up with a better deal).

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejordan (Post 4630904)
Also, I'll pay you to make me a set of brackets :D

Oh yeah?
How much? [clap]

PICTURES!

The wiring:
http://i.imgur.com/E2ynrma.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BB9BEP4.jpg

Where the switch resides:
http://i.imgur.com/rf9hAUH.jpg

I know it's ugly.. I will probably make a nice bracket for it at some point..
http://i.imgur.com/p7UVioa.jpg

thejordan 03-11-2013 12:46 PM

Excellent. Thanks for the quick response.

Where did you route the switch through the firewall?

And seriously, like $5-10 for the bracket. I don't know how labor intensive it was for you, but I live in a tiny apartment with no garage or anything.

Matasickle 03-11-2013 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejordan (Post 4630985)
Excellent. Thanks for the quick response.

Where did you route the switch through the firewall?

And seriously, like $5-10 for the bracket. I don't know how labor intensive it was for you, but I live in a tiny apartment with no garage or anything.

Next to the steering stem there is a ABS plastic plug.. I drilled a 3/8" hole through there, snaked the wires, and put a rubber grommet on it.

roswelltop 03-16-2013 05:20 AM

Quick question--where did you get the bezels ? I just received my blinglight kit, but
bezels are not included.


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