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Wiring new bulbs in stock fog lights

Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by hydroxy, September 18, 2002.

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    1. hydroxy

      hydroxy I like to fiddle...

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      Ok, I have new Xenon Fog light bulbs, H3 85watt. Can I just use the stock wiring there to install them? If so... what do I need to do to install them? They have the wire sticking out the bottom, I assuming just attach that to stock wiring. And also, how do I attach them to the bulb holder? It seems I would have to modify the holder to accept the new bulbs.

      Lotsa questions, thanks for the help.

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      If you just have the H-3 bulbs you cant use them with the stock fog lights. Your stock lights use an 899? type bulb. You can get the xenon bulbs at www.midnightmoose.com
      An H-3 bulbe only fits in a light designed for H-3 which the X aint.
       
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      Personally, I hate the stock fogs, period. I junked mine a long time ago and got some aftermarket ones.
       
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      So I can't use the bulbs? Even if I have to duct tape them to stock foglight lenses?
       
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      The wiring doesn't really work to use H3s. You can use them if you solder a ground wire to the metal frame of the bulb and rig them into the lens :rolleyes:
       
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      Well, I just got a new soldering iron for bday... might as well put it to some good use. The stock wiring will hold for the 85 watt bulbs, correct?
       
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      ouch. no, and neither will the housings.
       

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