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Old 07-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Just installed: Functional LED Fog lights that don't suck!

I just installed a set of Morimoto XB LED fog lamps from The Retrofit source. The fit was exact. Apparently many manufacturers use the same fog light housings in their vehicles.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...ts-type-s.html

Removing the fog lighs was much harder than I anticipated. They are screwed in from behind. I removed the fog light bezels and headlights but really the only way to reach the 2 screws holding the fog lights in place is to go through the bottom behind the bumper. Even then I needed a 90 degree angled screwdriver. Even if you some how manage to unscrew the fog lights from the top they are still too large to come out even with headlights removed. They can only be removed from below.

Wiring was basically plug and play, the LED fog lights come with H11 connectors that slip onto wires coming out of the fog light. You should test the wires for which is positive and negative, it doesn't matter on halogen bulbs but it might make a difference with LEDs.

Unlike HIDs there is no ballast, and no resistors needed. I received no dipped beam faults or any other warnings from the car.

The color is a perfect white 5000k. If you're looking for something very blue then this is not the way to go. The cutoff is very clean (I will have to take some photos later). There is no glare when viewing head on. I'd say brightness is very comparable to an HID.

More pics to come.


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Old 07-18-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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Very nice. I got mine last week just haven't had time to get them installedd
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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The website says these will work on an '09+ Focus as well.. hmmmm...
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The website says these will work on an '09+ Focus as well.. hmmmm...
I think that '09+ might refer to the Euro focus. I used to have an 08 US focus (same as the 09-11) and did a fog light mods as well, I recall the housing looking a bit different. Try to cross reference the part number on the product page, maybe it does fit.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:28 AM   #5
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08+ have H11 fogs as well. On U.S. models.

Looks great. Have a pic of how they look on the road? Fogs only just for pics?
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Thanks for posting this. Can't wait to see the night time shots.
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Night shots coming soon!
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Selling your old ones?
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the OEM fogs lights? not just yet. Need to make sure these LEDs work for a while. If they stop functioning I can't just replace a bulb since it's a single unit.
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Here are a few photos. Cutoff, Fogs+Low beam, Fogs Alone.
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