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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Got a parts estimate from the dealer. Roughly $150 for the 'daytime running light', $50 for the brake duct cover and $60 for the horizontal trim across the break duct. From the diagram I saw, it also looks like you would need a wiring harness to plug the lights into...which along with $500 in parts, makes this tough. The LED mods people have done look nice, I'm just waiting for a guide to get the lights as flush as possible with the brake duct cover.

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Quote Originally Posted by mechevar View Post
    Got a parts estimate from the dealer. Roughly $150 for the 'daytime running light', $50 for the brake duct cover and $60 for the horizontal trim across the break duct. From the diagram I saw, it also looks like you would need a wiring harness to plug the lights into...which along with $500 in parts, makes this tough. The LED mods people have done look nice, I'm just waiting for a guide to get the lights as flush as possible with the brake duct cover.
    I'm with you. I'll wait until some one makes LED lights that fit just right into the brake duct.

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    I was actually looking at a mercedes yesterday that had those Ebay lights (obviously on the merc they were OEM) and even theres aren't flush

    but if it matters that much I bet some clever dremel work can make them flush

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    yes thats exactely what i was going to say the DRl lights on C class and E class are not flush they stick out even more then mine which are aftermarket

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    Yeah they're more like auxillary lamps... I wish we could take those panels out and have air ducts made there for the brakes or engine bay.
    I'm betting such parts will exist when they do the ATS V - retrofitting them to a regular ATS may be difficult, but that's been my thought as well. I hate things that look like ducts/grills but are solid panels.

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    By the way, the D3 bumper has an air duct with an LED accent that looks fantastic. It doesn't fit a stock bumper so you need to go all in with the D3 bumper and side skirt package....which is again is very expensive.

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Anybody have a site where we can order the parts direct and cut out the dealer?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephencsombok View Post
    Anybody have a site where we can order the parts direct and cut out the dealer?

    Thanks!
    Not understanding that. Are you saying you would pay MORE to avoid buying from a dealer? Because some dealers are the cheapest place to get factory parts.

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    ... Because some dealers are the cheapest place to get factory parts.
    Fully agree. I used to get my BMW parts from a dealership in NJ. Even with shipping, the parts were quite a bit less than those from my local BMW dealerships (Braman and Vista, if anyone cares to know).

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    I want some actual fog lights, not just daytime running lights. The cadillac DRLs look fine but I want something that is an actual fog light grill kit (and DRL leds would be an added bonus) but no one makes such a thing. I am beginning to think about customizing the lower side grills myself to add a fog light but without any form of housing or brackets, I just have no idea how to go about it while trying to hide everything so it looks clean and factory like....Maybe the ole ebay method and a 3" hole saw? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Pr...12a5f4&vxp=mtr

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Hmmm, what about a 3d printed brake duct that uses factory tabs and such... It's not leds, but it would give some functionality

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    Re: 2013 ATS is it possible to install fog lights if my car does not have any?

    Quote Originally Posted by jessehell View Post
    Hmmm, what about a 3d printed brake duct that uses factory tabs and such... It's not leds, but it would give some functionality
    But it would still need to have design for fog light housing as well as the brake duct grill all to make one piece. Any idea how to do that?

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