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post #1 of 16 Old 12-14-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap Mopar Parts? Factory fog light alternatives?

Hey All,

I have to replace my Mopar fog lights. Deer did a nice one to the front end last year and just haven't had time (or money) to replace them. I was looking online for replacement Mopars since they looked nice, but man are they expensive. Anyone know of any good sites for cheaper Mopar parts?

I'd also be open to hearing other (better) suggestions for fogs. I was hoping to just plug & play new Mopars since I already wired those...

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Hey All,

I have to replace my Mopar fog lights. Deer did a nice one to the front end last year and just haven't had time (or money) to replace them. I was looking online for replacement Mopars since they looked nice, but man are they expensive.
Just buy a pair of Hella 500 fog lights. They are exactly the same reflectors as the OEM, just a slightly cheaper housing. The pair costs less than a single OEM Mopar light.
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Try Daveysjeeps.com. He is a jeep dismantler and has used sets for sale.
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KC also has some direct replacements, I believe.

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I sold one good light and one broken one on Ebay for more than a decent set of aftermarket ones.

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You can replace them with any fog or driving light...


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I know anything would work, but it would be nice to just plug them into the wiring I already installed. I think that plug connector was unique to Mopar? Am I wrong on that? Didn't think it was a universal plug.
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Just buy a pair of Hella 500 fog lights. They are exactly the same reflectors as the OEM, just a slightly cheaper housing. The pair costs less than a single OEM Mopar light.
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Narrow crimp-on spade connectors can be used to connect any fog light kit that uses H3 bulbs (pretty much all of them) to the stock wiring. The crimp-on kit available from Radio Shack works fine. Use heat-shrink tubing for a clean install. The Hella 500 kit also comes with a relay kit to wire the lights directly to the battery if you don't want to hook it to the stock wiring. Rather than run the trigger wire to a switch under the dashboard, run it to the fog light relay in the box next to the airbox.
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Just buy a pair of Hella 500 fog lights. They are exactly the same reflectors as the OEM, just a slightly cheaper housing. The pair costs less than a single OEM Mopar light.

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I used KC lights to add them to mine, plugged right into the factory harness, and I'm very happy with them. There are two different plug styles if memory serves, just make sure to get the right year range.

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I know anything would work, but it would be nice to just plug them into the wiring I already installed. I think that plug connector was unique to Mopar? Am I wrong on that? Didn't think it was a universal plug.
Yes, unique (or close enough.)

The only plug-and-play non-mopar lights I know of are KCs, but it sure is a ton of money to spend when simple crimp-on connectors or solder/shrink tube will put anything on there. There's not one single advantage in retaining the factory connectors.


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No more mentions of them, I got in trouble lol
Anyways ya why bother u can get aftermarket ones that are just as good or even better than oem
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hella 500's man. and spend 5 dollars at autozone and get 100 watt bulbs for them. best investment I have ever made. I am blind in one eye and they help me so much driving at night.

hella 500's at wallyworld = 70 bucks
100watt light bulbs at autozone = 5-10 bucks

= best lights i have ever used for less than 100 bucks.
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