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Old 01-04-2019, 12:28 AM
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:33 AM
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:55 AM
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:23 AM
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Wouldnt surprise me, you guys have been all over haha!
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Wouldnt surprise me, you guys have been all over haha!
Yea we need to get back out there. how are the tires on dirt/snow?
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:54 AM
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Yea we need to get back out there. how are the tires on dirt/snow?
Zero issues so far!
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:13 AM
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Got a package in the mail yesterday.



Didnt have time to install them last night. Hoping to today if the car is dry enough.

I know that you can unplug the dogs through a smaller "access panel" under the car without removing the OEM/aftermarket skid pan. Though, I think I remember when I installed the front bumper guard, it presses against or goes over those "access panels". So I was thinking I might investigate how easy/hard it would be to just remove the fog light from the front bumper.

I know the black trim comes off super easy, and I THINK I remember beings able to remove the fog lights from the front (compared to the mounting hardware being in the back of the fogs). Ill poke around and report back.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:54 AM
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Got the LED fog lights installed yesterday!

Link to the ones that I used: https://amzn.to/2FnwrEQ

Straight out of the box what they look like



As I mentioned earlier, I was hoping I could just removed the black trim off the front bumper to remove the light housings to replace the bulbs (as I couldnt remember if that was possible). Well, no dice. They screw in from behind the bumper.



Not a big deal. I know that you can gain access from the smaller plastic covers without having to remove the full OEM one (or skid plates like I have).
Things were a bit tighter than most would be as I have the custom bumper guard, but was still able to do it.
Two plastic pop clips (circled in red) and one 10mm bolt (circled in blue) were all I needed to remove to gain access.



Then just gently pulled the plastic down around the bar - would simply have to pull it out and down without that.



This is looking up into the fog light area from the access hole.

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Old 01-10-2019, 09:03 AM
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Simple plug connector to pinch and remove from the back of the fog light bulb, then twist the bulb and pull out.
Broken filament on the OEM bulb



Reverse order to put the new LED in.
I actually was glad I removed the black trim too. This gave me a quick easy/out of the way place to zip-tie the heat sink and wires out of the way.



I read that the fog light housing will run cooler than the OEM, but the LED heat sink will run just as hot, if not slightly hotter. So I didnt want it touching anything, especially wires, so that white zip-tie holds it away from everything and should be hit with cool air while driving.
The orange tie holds the wire harness to the fog light down onto the shelf of the bumper. Nice and out of the way.



I had to take pics of the progress.

All the lights have yellow lamin-x film over them. So you can see LED (left) vs OEM (right) plus the two with the LED light bar in the center.



Also as mentioned earlier, I didnt want to get yellow LEDs for the fogs as I wanted to try and match the same color as the LED light bar.
I think its an almost perfect match, at least to the naked eye!

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Old 02-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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Some fun last Friday on my day off.

Headed up the hill to explore a bit. Some beautiful side roads in the snow.






Found some HUGE pipes running up through the hills. Not sure if they're water or gas. This was just off a road named "PGE" lol.



(you can see top left the pipes continue up the hill)
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:21 AM
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Got into some pretty deep snow on my way out





Then yesterday was maintenance day.

-oil change
-tire rotation (rotating in the full size spare)
-tire pressure check
-in cabin air filter

Good for another 6k miles

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:29 AM
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LEDs look good. I've had no issues with most of them, but I bought some LED h3 bulbs for my wagon and they don't work. Not sure why.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:46 AM
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LEDs look good. I've had no issues with most of them, but I bought some LED h3 bulbs for my wagon and they don't work. Not sure why.
Thats always super frustrating! OEM bulbs still work?
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Thats always super frustrating! OEM bulbs still work?
Yeah, stuck the Hella incandescent ones back in and they work fine. Guess I'll have to try another brand.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:14 AM
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Yeah, stuck the Hella incandescent ones back in and they work fine. Guess I'll have to try another brand.
Yea I'd try something else. Hope that works!
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