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Old 11-10-2009, 12:47 AM
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Well, now that the front is all painted up and looking good, time to install the fog light kit I ordered from the dealership. Future plans are to install HALOs to match the headlights but needed to get rid of the gaping holes in my front end.

Here's the kit, comes with Bezels, but my bumper cover takes their place. Anyone need a set?:


Here's the housing install, first is the location, you'll see 3 slots in the frame, that's where it bolts into. Then the installed housing. Installs with a 10mm socket.



Next is the wiring harness. One paiece mounts directly to the battery box with a 7mm flat nut and bolt. The rest tucks in behind the battery and gets strapped to the frame.


The switch hook up is routed through the rubber grommet right in the middle of the driver well


Next you pull the under steering wheel dash piece, then the radio bezel, followed by the cluster shroud. All pull out after removing a total of 2/2/5 philips screws respectively. Remember PUT THE E-BRAKE ON when shifting into neutral to remove the cluster shroud... then run the switch hook up under the steering column. Drill a 20mm hole in the shroud as seen (mine's ragged cuz I didn't have my full drill bit set, had to make a 3/8" work then ream out to size...). Mount the switch and hook it up to the wires.





After running the wire looms to the foglights, straping then down with provided cable ties, plug them in and splice the violet wire to the driverside headlight center wire (white/dk blue) or in my case to the cluster of wires that hook my HALOs to my lighting harness (not shown cuz I don't want to confuse people). Then hook the last 2 cables to the battery following standard color codes (red to +) with 10mm socket and the black ground to the existing frame ground.


End product. Yes they're yellower than my lights...guess I'll need a HID kit as well as HALOs.

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Old 11-10-2009, 01:07 AM
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looks good man, pictures help out a lot to illustrate what you did.

im still fog light-less on my 04, and have been wanting em since i got the truck 2 years ago, lol. do you mind if i ask how much the kit cost you from the dealer?
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looks good man, pictures help out a lot to illustrate what you did.

im still fog light-less on my 04, and have been wanting em since i got the truck 2 years ago, lol. do you mind if i ask how much the kit cost you from the dealer?
I agree, very good step-by-step, and looks good, too, and I, too am wanting fogs (still don't understand why they just don't either come standard or if not, just use a solid bumper???) so I'm curious as to price, also.

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Great write up! Fogs look great! Thank you for taking the time to do this!
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Nice work! If you want a HID fog kit for a great price, I got a source.
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Nice writeup, and the lights look great too!
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Looks good CD, nice write up
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Nice write up . Tried to give you rep , but it won't let me .
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Thx for whoever moved this to general knowledge, I can't seem to find that forum when I want to post... need to open my eyes more I guess.

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I agree, very good step-by-step, and looks good, too, and I, too am wanting fogs (still don't understand why they just don't either come standard or if not, just use a solid bumper???) so I'm curious as to price, also.

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I agree! why have a truck with no fogs... just makes no sense. You can get a solid bumper cover from Xenon, but it actually looks funny with the fog lights missing.
To answer both your question, the full kit cost me $420 canadian and picked it up the next day. So i'd say ~360US for everything you see here... plus a bonus dancing chilli pepper light for those who're int that kind of thing

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Nice work! If you want a HID fog kit for a great price, I got a source.
I would take you up on that, but I think I'm gonna go with my local supporting vendor... keeping it in Canada and all, even if it's an american product
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It looks great, but why did you choose this kit and not the other one(the dealer has 2 kits) The other one replaces the factory head light switch with the one with the fog lights? Then all you have to do is change out the switch and plug the fog lights into the two wire connector next to the light(shown in pic #2) But I do think you have to get your computer "flashed" for that kit.

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