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post #1 of 11 Old 01-12-2014, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Making Factory Fog Lights Amber?

Couldn't find much on this...is there a way to make my factory 55w fog/driving lights amber? Weather a new lens or filter or bulb? Which of these three would be best for light output? Where would I get them? Easy to install?

I'm planning on replacing them with 100w KC driving lights and obviously those will blind me in the snow/fog/rain. I would then move the factory fogs (when amber-ed) lower.

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Does anyone know where to buy cheapo amber fogs for under $50 a pair. Since they will be mounted low they are at higher risk to break and I don't want to spend big $ on that.

Just so there's no confusion when I say amber...I mean amber...not yellow.


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-12-2014, 07:25 PM
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I'd try swapping the bulbs or lenses for amber ones. Junkyard nearby?

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There are yards near by, but they aren't safe, and get multiple police complaints in a month, and rip you off. Any online seller or auto store that has amber bulbs for these fixtures?

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Remove a bulb and head to an auto parts store with it in hand.. My guess is that new lenses would be better.

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The factory fog light bulbs aren't sold in an amber style by any syndicated brick-and-mortar auto parts stores, so your only bet for that would be to check online.

You could tint the lenses amber if you really wanted to, though. Something like this would probably work.

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AutoZone had yellow bulbs for $20/pair but they have to order them. No place I checked has the color I want, they all have the yellow. Might just suck it up and buy those. KC and Lightforce have lens covers in different shades, but I don't want to drop $100-200 on low mounted lights. Thanks for the help guys!

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I'm using the yellows from these guys. Real glass lens and nice beam pattern.

http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs...4142&langId=-1

You can buy them through NAPA but Amazon is cheaper.

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I'm using the yellows from these guys. Real glass lens and nice beam pattern.
Do they work well in heavy snow/fog/rain?

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 11:11 PM
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harbor freight has amber fog lights for around 10 bucks a pair. i had them on my ZJ, and they worked pretty good.

http://www.harborfreight.com/amber-l...hts-37350.html

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Yup. I'm an old fart and have trouble seeing the fog lines at night. These are great in rain, fog, snow.

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This is an old thread but I found a solution for anyone else looking!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They work GREAT with proper aiming!

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