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    Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

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    Both my fog lamps have no "glass" so will just replace both of them.

    Is OEM better than aftermarket?
    Did the originals have glass or was it some re-enforced polymer of some type?
    How much trouble am I going to have with corrosion and fog lamp replacements (just snapped the battery secure bolt).

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    Yes, OEM are better. The lenses are polycarbonate.

    Spray the fasteners down with penetrating oil (PB Blaster is good, if that have it up there) a day before you start working, and again 10 or so minutes before you try to loosen them.

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I used TYC housings from amazon. Given the price, I have been happy with them. I would upgrade the bulbs to Xenon while you are working on them, it only costs about $50 and makes a huge difference in light output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z0lt3c
    I used TYC housings from amazon. Given the price, I have been happy with them. I would upgrade the bulbs to Xenon while you are working on them, it only costs about $50 and makes a huge difference in light output.
    I had those so called xenon bulbs in my high beams and they sucked

    Hid( if you can) is best if not hir bulbs are way better then the cheap xenon bulbs

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I got the TYCs from Amazon as well. They fog up like a mofo. I might just go with OEM replacements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit man
    I got the TYCs from Amazon as well. They fog up like a mofo. I might just go with OEM replacements.
    Sounds like they are defective

    If the bulbs don't have bad o rings

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I put OEM in my '02 this past Dec and it wasn't bad...just got crawl under and a headlamp will help tremendously so you can see what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02ELADE
    I put OEM in my '02 this past Dec and it wasn't bad...just got crawl under and a headlamp will help tremendously so you can see what you're doing.
    I agree with having a light to see by

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    UPDATE

    I just swapped the OEM fog-lights for OEM ones, about an hour each side (but i also greased the hell out of everything doing them).

    Does anyone know the type of light this lamp uses (no writing on the OEM bulbs at all)

    3 Bolts for each side, abit of a hard job to get to, can be done under the front laying on the ground taking your time, all 3 bolts are located on the top of the fog light, 1 can be seen the other 2 cant. Mine all released no issues (but they are almost a self tapper screw that goes to a metal clip nut so there very hard to "seize" up as the thread is course).

    I greased the adjustment height screw (both of my originals had seized up), and the 3 screws that hold it in place. The new fog lights from GM come with lamps already.

    PICS of the new parts.

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    880 bulb

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    Thanks, very non standard (from what i am used to), 27w, really???? with a PG13 base!

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    Get a 880 35watt hid kit from kensun
    You will thank me in the long run

    Its plug and play

    www.kensun.com
    Or search for them on amazon or ebay

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    Hi

    Part number (Ken-ks-H11-60)?
    Any pictures of the kit / installed hardware?
    Any melting on the reflector (its plastic when i installed it so will have a heat issue, i have the OEM fog lamp installed now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFX Group
    Hi Part number (Ken-ks-H11-60)? Any pictures of the kit / installed hardware? Any melting on the reflector (its plastic when i installed it so will have a heat issue, i have the OEM fog lamp installed now).
    Sure pm me your email and I can send them to you both of how they look and where I mounted the ballasts
    I hard wired the connections so my cats couldn't pull the wires loose(had it happen before)
    They have a slight blue tint to the bulbs as I have had them in for almost four years(time to replace the bulbs soon)
    No melting as long as you stick to the 35watts ballasts
    Best part is you will have usable fog lights for a change as long as they are aimed correctly(I can't stress this enough)

    I can even drive by them at night if I needed to

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    Re: Fog lamp replacements (how much trouble due to age)?

    I did the Kensun 35 watt HID kit that TCM recommended and they are great. Don't order them directly from Kensun though because they take a long time to ship. If you can find them on Amazon you will get them much faster. I had no problem with heat or melting. I recently put in new fog light assemblies. I went with the EBay ones and they are actually really nice. Look and function just as OEM. No fogging, no heat issues.

    I used long zip ties to attach the ballasts on top of the frame rails.

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