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post #16 of 29 Old 06-21-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty new to bulbs and stuff.. tried to do an HID conversion in a friend's WK.. went horrible (had to take it to a shop after we took the bumper off and everything)

Are the fogs difficult to install? We never actually got to install the fog lights, and do they require something special to add them in? (Again very new to HID.. I just add sylvania bulbs and call it good lol)
My WK came equipped with fog lights already... So I had to do was replace the bulbs...

But Ive read the write up on how to install the fog lights... & I must say it looked pretty difficult! They rated it a 2/10 for challenge though.

Your better off installing a switch and just ordering some fog lights off eBay.


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CherryBomb05 are you talking about installing just and HID conversion kit or the fig lights themselves with all the wiring? Just the HID conversion is easy! You unplug the wires from the factory bulbs, remover factory bulbs, plug the wires into the new HID ballasts, install the new HID bulbs, and connect the ballast wires to the bulbs. Then you are good to go! The fogs don't need a relay harness, but the lows do.

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Anyone know about putting an HID conversion on a set of Spec-D halo fog lights? Looking at throwing in a pair of 55w 3000k put can't figure it out for the life of me!! It's not as simple as plug and play...
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CherryBomb05 are you talking about installing just and HID conversion kit or the fig lights themselves with all the wiring? Just the HID conversion is easy! You unplug the wires from the factory bulbs, remover factory bulbs, plug the wires into the new HID ballasts, install the new HID bulbs, and connect the ballast wires to the bulbs. Then you are good to go! The fogs don't need a relay harness, but the lows do.
What fog light kit did you get?
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Can someone post a HOW TO on installing the lows w/ the relay?

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CherryBomb05 are you talking about installing just and HID conversion kit or the fig lights themselves with all the wiring? Just the HID conversion is easy! You unplug the wires from the factory bulbs, remover factory bulbs, plug the wires into the new HID ballasts, install the new HID bulbs, and connect the ballast wires to the bulbs. Then you are good to go! The fogs don't need a relay harness, but the lows do.
That easy huh? We had a horrible time with my buddies headlights in his 05. We blew up a couple of ballasts ( or at least I think that's what we blew up ) thanks for all the nice help! (sorry for thread hijack)

the jeep I'm modding has fogs already installed btw token

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What fog light kit did you get?
It is a 55w kit I got off ebay for about $40.


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Can someone post a HOW TO on installing the lows w/ the relay?
I think there might be one around here somewhere. Did you try searching? However I would not recommend a HID conversion in the lows. I did that at first and ended up swapping them out in favor of the '08+ lamps for a proper beam.


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That easy huh? We had a horrible time with my buddies headlights in his 05. We blew up a couple of ballasts ( or at least I think that's what we blew up ) thanks for all the nice help! (sorry for thread hijack)

the jeep I'm modding has fogs already installed btw token
Were you trying to instal a fog or low beam kit? The lows need a new relay harness to work properly. The fogs don't even through I made one for mine anyway

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We were trying to install a slim ballast HID kit for the high beams and the low beams( if that makes sense) we also wanted to do the fog lights but it was late at night and I had work the next day

I'm planning on installing some nice Lights in my 06 wk though

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We were trying to install a slim ballast HID kit for the high beams and the low beams( if that makes sense) we also wanted to do the fog lights but it was late at night and I had work the next day

I'm planning on installing some nice Lights in my 06 wk though
So you were installing 2 sets? 1 for the Hi and one for the Low?
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So you were installing 2 sets? 1 for the Hi and one for the Low?
If I remember correctly.. yes.. It was a while back though and like I said we never got it finished :P

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Everything up and running... No relay used... Lights done flicker until car is turned off, but they only flicker for a few seconds.
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It is a 55w kit I got off ebay for about $40.




I think there might be one around here somewhere. Did you try searching? However I would not recommend a HID conversion in the lows. I did that at first and ended up swapping them out in favor of the '08+ lamps for a proper beam.




Were you trying to instal a fog or low beam kit? The lows need a new relay harness to work properly. The fogs don't even through I made one for mine anyway
Is a harness needed if the ballast supplies only 35W to bulbs or it's needed 35W or 55W anyway?

I'm getting mixed messages, some say on fog lights, you need the harness no matter what, others say only if you use 55W bulb/ballast not if you have 35W.

Anyone?
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My WK came equipped with fog lights already... So I had to do was replace the bulbs...

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What bulbs do you use?

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Is a harness needed if the ballast supplies only 35W to bulbs or it's needed 35W or 55W anyway?

I'm getting mixed messages, some say on fog lights, you need the harness no matter what, others say only if you use 55W bulb/ballast not if you have 35W.

Anyone?
Just to be on the safe side I would install a relay harness no matter what. When I originally used 35w HIDs in my fogs they would work most of the time, but occasionally only one would turn on. I would have to switch them off and back on once or twice before they would both turn on. Once I made a harness the problem went away.

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