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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, OEM fog light lens glass or plastic? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by Aviator2005 I bought a set of fog lights from grill4you about two weeks ago. They were not ...
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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator2005 View Post
    I bought a set of fog lights from grill4you about two weeks ago. They were not the right fit. The mount is different and the struts going from the mount to the light is about half an inch too long. All in all the light will mount about an inch lower than the original. I will try to attach a picture for illustration, but this is my first post and it may come out as intended.

    The customer service guy at grill4you, Justin, was very apologetic and helpful in the resolution of this issue, but in the end I had to go to another vendor for replacements. They are very easy to take out (3 screws). When I get some more time, I will put together a "how to" post as it seems to be a common problem.


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    Yeah, thats exactly what mine were like. I had to disassemble the factory brackets and attach the new fog lights to the OEM brackets and it was a pretty good fit.

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    Here is ours with the Kensun 4300k, I would say its a very close match to the HIDs.




    I dont know if its the camera, but yours do not look like my OEM HID low beam headlights. Yours are definitely halogen looking... No white color in those at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx_Lee

    Yeah, thats exactly what mine were like. I had to disassemble the factory brackets and attach the new fog lights to the OEM brackets and it was a pretty good fit.

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    I dont know if its the camera, but yours do not look like my OEM HID low beam headlights. Yours are definitely halogen looking... No white color in those at all...
    It could be bad bulbs it can happen(eg manufacturing defect, bad igniter)

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

    after installing, my fog lights are definitely aimed incorrectly. Is there a procedure or an easy way to aim them correctly? I know the long turning bolt is used to either lower or heighten the lights, but after trying to loosen/tighten them all the way on both sides, they are still in 2 different positions all together when looking at them head on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx_Lee
    after installing, my fog lights are definitely aimed incorrectly. Is there a procedure or an easy way to aim them correctly? I know the long turning bolt is used to either lower or heighten the lights, but after trying to loosen/tighten them all the way on both sides, they are still in 2 different positions all together when looking at them head on.
    Sounds like the spring is bad or they are improperly mounted(could be wrong)

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

    Cheap fix.... I bought some plexiglass and cut it to fit the light housing. It looks like OEM fog lights and only costed me 5 bucks. off.JPGP2210401.JPGP2210402.JPG

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

    But I'm not done yet, I'm gonna black out the backs and put in LED's...... pics coming soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by skills2005
    But I'm not done yet, I'm gonna black out the backs and put in LED's...... pics coming soon
    They will be useless that way but the plexiglass idea is cool how much does it cost?

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    I got a set on amazon for 50 bucks brand new with bulbs and they work great FYI make sure you aim them after installing them
    Also the lens on both the headlights and fog lights are plastic(even the taillights have plastic lens) there hasn't been a glass headlight since the 70's not sure on the fog lights as far as oem goes but I'd say its the same except aftermarket fog lights)
    Apologize found them and ordered it

    Much appreciated

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

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    5 bucks on ebay. I don't need the chrome reflective background just the 8 LED's direct light.

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

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    ready to install

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

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    lights on

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    Quote Originally Posted by skills2005
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    lights on
    Not bad but looks a bit ricer for my tastes(maybe its the blue color)

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

    They are pure white, Not sure why they look blue. 6000k, they match the HID headlights.... almost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skills2005
    They are pure white, Not sure why they look blue. 6000k, they match the HID headlights.... almost.
    The stock hids are 4300k 6000k will have a tint of blue in them and less light output
    But led wil be even less in the same comparison

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    Re: OEM fog light lens glass or plastic?

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    I'm hoping these are closer to white and not blue

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