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Old 08-02-2009, 04:48 AM   #1
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HOW TO ADD FOG Accent Lights

[COLOR="Red"]This thread has been added to the complete how-to Achive!!


well, to begin.. ive only been on this site for a couple a months, and thats how long ive had my car and i must say i loveeee this site


ive gone through so many threads looking at ideas and came up with one.. im not sure how original it may be, but i was in the process so i took some pictures

ever see the cars goin down the road with some bright colored light?.. ive seen quite a few, and got jelous.. so this is what i did about it..


youll need..

a bunch of wire
2-4 LEDs, depending on the look you want
resisters for the LEDs (google resister calculator and follow the instructions to find the right ones)
a switch
soldier iron
hot glue gun
heat shrink or electrical tape
wire strippers
and your focus

to begin, my car is stock everything, i put my accent lights in the focus fog lights, because of ease. if you dont have fog lights then youll need a drill too.. and most of this tut wont apply for you..

you will have to start off by taking off the fog lights.. twist the bulb and pull it out..
undo the wire clip.. and wiggle it out.. the side towards the center of the car comes out first




then look for a little blue sticker(thats what color it was on mine, im not sure if all are like that), and remove it from the lense



then take your LEDs

theres two legs to them,, a long and short.. the long is your positive and short is your negative.
cut the short side shorter and trim part of the resistor leg and attach it to the negative side of the led, repeat for all of the leds



you want to put about 3 feet 8 in of wire on your passenger side led(distance from one fog light to the other
heres where your opinion comes in.. if you want it to just be a little dot of color, you want to put the led in facing out towards the clear part,, if you want it to all light up you want to face it towards the reflective part

simply hold it in place and hot glue it in


i installed little connectors in between the leds and the wire to make it easy to take the fog lights off again should i ever need to

then just throw the lights in, connect the wires to them, and flip your switch






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Old 08-02-2009, 04:57 AM   #2
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also, you can leave your leds on because of how little power they use up
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Let us know how the hot-melt glue holds up.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #4
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Why didn't you wire them in parallel?
i have a bunch of resistors for one led, so i just used them that way.. i could have just wired 3 leds in series but i didnt want that much light

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Just be careful....blue lights will get you pulled over again and again and again. And you don't want a "Inpersonating a police office" ticket.
if your parked the lights are fine, just no driving with them. i may change the color in the future if i see fit

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lol most people just buy pre-resisted LEDs. glad to see you did it on your own.

Why not make a second hole in the casing to retain the original lights?

Good job, next time put "HOW-TO" in the title. :]
i like doing electrical work on my own, theres more pride in your work if you do the dirty stuff your self, so to speak
and i do have the orginal lights in still, thats why i mention the hole covered by the sticker,, idk what the hole is for, but i used it for leds. that way i still have my fogs, otherwise i would have just hooked the leds to the fog light harness instead of the seperate switch
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Let us know how the hot-melt glue holds up.
i think it should be fine,, leds dont produce enough heat to melt the glue, im not sure about the stock bulb, but i guess ill find out soon enough.. if it ends up melting ill redo it with silicone probably. i just wanted a water tight fit. dont really care how i acheive that so long as i do


and to sum it up, thank you guys for the positive feedback
i was nervous, this being my first tut..
thank you norcalfocus01 for changing the title, it was 4 in the morning by the time i finished and i didnt even think about that haha

oh, also btw everyone im 17, in highschool, and still living with mom.
and proud of it XD
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Let us know how the hot-melt glue holds up.
hot glue works amazinginly well on leds, especially if you want to angle them differently than the plastic holder clips which will mount at the angle of mount surface.

to the op nice write up for people that might not want to wait for a pre assembled resitor led when they can get em from radio shack in a few minutes
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Wouldn't one LED from radioshack cost like 7 bucks after you buy a resistor, wire and clips? I'll order wholesale. :p
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hot glue works amazinginly well on leds, especially if you want to angle them differently than the plastic holder clips which will mount at the angle of mount surface.

to the op nice write up for people that might not want to wait for a pre assembled resitor led when they can get em from radio shack in a few minutes
true that, though radioshack is pricy

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Wouldn't one LED from radioshack cost like 7 bucks after you buy a resistor, wire and clips? I'll order wholesale. :p
i bought 50 blue leds plus 50 resistors for them for 12v friend china for 8 bucks total

the guy sells leds like crazy.. he has the plastic clips too.. wire you can get from radio shack though
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Just be careful....blue lights will get you pulled over again and again and again. And you don't want a "Inpersonating a police office" ticket.
ive been driving with them on for 2 weeks,, past cops almost everyday.(portage cops are normally s about everything) with not even as much as a warning.. so maybe its cool cause they think its a replacement bulb and not a mod? im not sure either way ive been fine..

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Let us know how the hot-melt glue holds up.
13 days and its still holdin strong
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ive been driving with them on for 2 weeks,, past cops almost everyday.(portage cops are normally s about everything) with not even as much as a warning.. so maybe its cool cause they think its a replacement bulb and not a mod? im not sure either way ive been fine..



13 days and its still holdin strong
Maybe he thought you had hids? i like the mod but why not hids?
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lol most people just buy pre-resisted LEDs. glad to see you did it on your own.

Why not make a second hole in the casing to retain the original lights?

Good job, next time put "HOW-TO" in the title. :]
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