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Hey,

I recently bought some aftermarket fog lights for my 87' Coupe and was wondering what kind of work I have to look forward to to install them. It came with some instructions that probably won't help much but I think I can do it. Just looking for any tips from people who have done this. Thanks.
 

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If you have the stock fogs on ...take them off and use these wires and your done. Thats what I did. I just mounted them in a differnent spot. This will work with most aftermarket fogs.
If you don't have stock fogs... it will be a lot harder.
 

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Nope

No stock fogs on mine. I guess I have a lot of work ahead of me then. :rolleyes:
 

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I installed some aftermarket fog lights on my legend sedan. It took a lot of work and thought to get it right and mounted cleanly, but it came out great. I'll post pictures sometime...but to give you a verbal explanation:

If your legend didn't come with fog lights, it has a plastic molded piece covering the hole. Orignally I wanted to just take the cover off (it unscrews with two screws on the top flat part fo the cover, drilling upwards into the bottom of the bumper) and mount the light housing right there so it would project out of the hole, but since there's styrafoam padding right behind it, I had to mount the housing INTO the cover. My lights had a braket holding the light housing which formed an upside down U shape. I had to cut two slots into the top flat part of the cover so the light could slide on from the back of the cover and point foward. That way, it's tucked underneath the most foward facing part of the bumper, and not sticking too much out.

Two big problems I encountered: the fog hole's cover's front (when you're looking straight at it) does NOT point straight foward once you take it off the car. So, when you cut the slots out (for the fog light braket) make sure the light will point foward once mounted back onto the car. The first side I did ended up pointing almost 45 degrees outward (which looked really stupid to me). Secondly, my the cover would not screw and mount back onto the bumper with the light housing hanging down from the top flat part of the cover. The light was hanging down TOO LOW. I'm not sure how clear this is sounding, but I had to remount it by inserting nylon .5 cm. washers on each light housing braket bolt to raise the light a little bit so the braket's top flat part wasn't resting on top flat part of the acutal fog hole cover. This made for a very tight-looking fit.

I like this set up because it looks fairly stock with the fog lights directly below the low beams, and, the lighting performance has improved dramatically (55 watt CoolBlue lowbeams and 55 watt Diamond Blue fogs, nice and white BRIGHT...for me). Lastly, since the fog light cover can be removed by simply unscrewing the fog light hole cover's two factory screws, changing my fog light bulbs is very easy (no taking off the whole grill or bumper, yeee-haw). Just unsrew the cover, and the custom light/cover assembly will hang there for your "inspection".

Hope this helps!!!:)
 

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Wow

Thanks for the thorough explanation. It will certainly help when I attempt to put them on today. Btw, will post pics when done.
 

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I put my own fog/driving lights on. They came out great except for one thing-there is no reminder to turn them off after switching the ignition off in the car. I have left them along with my car alarm on for like 1 hour. The car still started fine afterward but I just have to remember to turn them off.
 

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mattw007 said:
I put my own fog/driving lights on. They came out great except for one thing-there is no reminder to turn them off after switching the ignition off in the car. I have left them along with my car alarm on for like 1 hour. The car still started fine afterward but I just have to remember to turn them off.
have you tried wiring them to a relay to turn off then you turn of your ignition? tap into the wiper relay... that way then ya turn your key off and forget to turn them off... they turn of automatically... just a thought :)
 

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I had mine mounted in the wholes where the stock fogs go but I moved them inward because I think they look better that way, especially if they are driving lights. It is actually a lot brighter this way bc the fogs fill in the spot between the headlights. But, if you have the long oval ones I would mount them in those slots if you can recess them enough and they look good. Just my .02
 

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I have uploaded a .pdf file of the installation instructions for the dealer installed fog lamps (under-the-bumper location). The fogs illuminate when the headlights (and ignition?)are on; turn off when the high beams are on. Has a parts list, but I would assume that the parts are now NLA. No schematic (the "kit" was color-coded, etc.), but if you're good with basic electrical wiring, you can figure it out.

However, AOL's ftp site is pretty flaky and the upload is buggy. I'll post the link as soon (if) I can get it sorted out.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
 

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Let's see if the .pdf will upload here.......
 
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