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Unread 12-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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Factory fog lights?

I have a Laredo that didnt come with factory fog lamps.I picked up a set of OEM fog lights at the junkyard today because they were ten bucks. Has anybody on here successfully put these in a Laredo? I think I saw a thread from somebody with a white (?) GC that they out them in but after searching and searching some more I can't find it.

Anybody?

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Unread 12-26-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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I did this.

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547394

I just followed the normal procedure as if I bought the mopar fog light kit when i trimmed the bumper holes.

* For the actual wiring I made the harness with 12 gauge wiring. A 30 amp fuse and a relay. The switch is on the gauge cluster bezel and is tapped into the drivers side 12v power outlet (when the engine is off, so is the outlet.. unlike the right one). I snipped the pigtails for the bulbs off a WJ that had factory fogs.
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Unread 12-26-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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I did this.

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547394

I just followed the normal procedure as if I bought the mopar fog light kit when i trimmed the bumper holes.

* For the actual wiring I made the harness with 12 gauge wiring. A 30 amp fuse and a relay. The switch is on the gauge cluster bezel and is tapped into the drivers side 12v power outlet (when the engine is off, so is the outlet.. unlike the right one). I snipped the pigtails for the bulbs off a WJ that had factory fogs.
That was the thread I was looking for. It was on JU not jeepform. Guess that explains why I couldn't find it...

Thanks!
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Unread 12-26-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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That was the thread I was looking for. It was on JU not jeepform. Guess that explains why I couldn't find it...

Thanks!
My Jeep is light silver though.

Hope it helps you.
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Unread 12-26-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
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i just purchased a new foglight bumper for 80 bucks shipped and it looks stock not like trash with bolts in it like that thread shows.
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Unread 12-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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If you have the bumper with the round fog light holes you can buy the whole factory set up(lights,wiring,relay,multifunction switch,and auto light sensor) for like $150 it took me less than 3 hours to install
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Unread 12-27-2011, 05:03 AM   #7
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i just purchased a new foglight bumper for 80 bucks shipped and it looks stock not like trash with bolts in it like that thread shows.
Good for you. But I bet the cladding on your Jeep is faded which makes the entire thing look like trash. Or at least your Jeep is now two toned. Great OEM look youve got there Im sure. Btw that $80 bumper is trash too. Much thinner than OEM stuff. But to each his own.

But hey if its an OEM bumper youve got a good buy.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #8
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Good for you. But I bet the cladding on your Jeep is faded which makes the entire thing look like trash. Or at least your Jeep is now two toned. Great OEM look youve got there Im sure. Btw that $80 bumper is trash too. Much thinner than OEM stuff. But to each his own.

But hey if its an OEM bumper youve got a good buy.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 11:36 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies! So here's my logic: cut up the stock bumper and see if I can install them as described in the JU thread.

Worst case: I ruin the bumper and have to get a new one (which I would have to do anyway to run the fog lights if I followed some the advice on here, so no big deal). I'd probably end up painting it (and the rest of the cladding) black because I've wanted to do that for a while.

Best case: I have fog lights in the stock bumper. Ta da!

I went ahead and cut up the stock bumper, ran wires back to my switches, tinted the fog lights, and put them in. They look and work great. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 07:04 AM   #10
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Did you buy another bumper and cut the brackets off? As far as trimming the bumper, I did the same thing as if i bought a mopar kit. http://www.wjjeeps.com/misc/fog_install.pdf The parts fit like a glove over the holes.

If you do end up using bolts, i would look into using stainless. I see youre front MD too. What kind of switch did you use? Where is it located. (I wish mine could have been a bit more oem to it) My rocker switch is decent on the cluster bezel. I have a few of those laying around and they are pretty easy to come by if i need another. So oh well.
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All done. I put switches into hole where the ashtray used to be. I have one for the amplifiers that run my subwoofers, one for the auxiliary power outlets in the glove box that run all of the stuff up on my dash, and one for the fog lights. There are two empty holes for the little speaker and light that I want to run to a radar detector mounted under the hood like the old Lamborghinis (I drive through VA a lot, so I can't have it out in the open).

I wired the lights to the cigarette lighter so they turn off when the car does. I did not use a Mopar mounting bracket--I used trim adhesive to hold them in. They're pretty much permanent now

When I get back to school I plan on using the CNC mill to make a brushed aluminum cover for the switches so it looks a little less out of place.

Wiring mess:


Switch panel:


Switch panel installed:


Power supply in the glovebox:


Stuff on the dash:


No fog lights:


Fog lights!:


More fog lights:
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Unread 12-28-2011, 11:09 AM   #12
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Nice job,dash looks like it belongs in,an air liner lol
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i want to see someone relocate the stock fogs into the bumper more, like say by the license plate.
I dont run a front plate and will prolly end up cutting out my fogs but would like to relocate them if possible
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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:43 PM   #14
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Good for you. But I bet the cladding on your Jeep is faded which makes the entire thing look like trash. Or at least your Jeep is now two toned. Great OEM look youve got there Im sure. Btw that $80 bumper is trash too. Much thinner than OEM stuff. But to each his own.

But hey if its an OEM bumper youve got a good buy.
you are wrong in every way possible
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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #15
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Don't feed the trolls
How am i a troll? cause i didnt say "oh sweet man that's awesome." How can people think that having bolts hanging out above the fog lights is clean and the correct way to do it? Its funny how people's first reaction to me is that im a troll probably because if my user name. I have heard it all from honda boy, to ricer. But in reality anyone who thinks that hacking up the stock bumper and bolting up parts from another bumper is the right way or "clean" is the real ricer. Seems like the Jeep community is like all the other communities, they all have ricers, and fan boys.

Did anyone ever think maybe just maybe my jeep dose not have faded cladding and that i take care of it since we all know they fade due to the sun, time, and neglect.
I will post pics of my horrible matching, two tone, trash looking bumper.
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