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Converting fog lamps to HID

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Has anyone converted their standard H7 fog lamps to HID. There are several listings on ebay and on websites on HID conversion kits. Anyone has any experience with their fog lamps? If so was is it an easy install?




Watch the wattage and use of cooling fans on LED replacement kits, some of them run pretty hot and can discolor or even melt the lens assembly.  Also be aware that some kits have no replacement parts availability, so if a component craps out down the road, they cannot be repaired.

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Yes, I did.  I used a 35 watt 5000K kit.  Unfortunately, it was too hot.  You could feel the heat on the lens and I have no doubt it would discolor the lens over a short period of time.  I switched to LEDs and after trying several landed on the below one.  There are numerous ones for sale with this design.





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I tried a full beam HID kit for a few months and they gave outstanding lighting.  Unfortunately, they also caused an infrequent problem with warning lights coming on for no reason when I used the headlight flasher. This happened a few times.  I wished I could have kept them, but I could not put up with the warning lights.  Others have also had this problem.  They were a good quality kit - cost about £35.


If you do use them they are easy to fit, but the control box has to be mounted outside the light unit on the flat portion of the bodywork next to the headlight guide rails. You will also have to cut a hole, about 25mm in dia, in the back of the light unit to get the fitting through.  There is a flat area where the hole can be cut. 


Wish you luck

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