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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, I got a question about fog lights in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by MoistCabbage DO NOT put HIDs in the fog light assemblies. They're designed to disperse the light from ...
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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    DO NOT put HIDs in the fog light assemblies. They're designed to disperse the light from a relatively low output, incandescent bulb, at a wide angle. Installing HIDs will just cause a lot of glare for anyone driving near you.

    Not sure on bulb number. Check your owners manual, or look on the bulb itself. You can get a slightly brighter incandescent bulb, that comes very close to factory HID color temperature.
    Generally speaking, you are right, but in this case, no.


    They are designed to disperse light from a somewhat low output source, but that doesn't mean that swapping a 55w kit is going to blind anyone.

    The housings are only slightly reflective. The projector-type lens also reduces reflection. I ran a 55w 6000k vvme kit with no modification to the fog light housing and even at full output, they are not aimed in a way where oncoming drivers are getting hit right in the face with glare nor are they any brighter than the OEM HID headlights.

    I've since sanded the inside of the fog light housings and painted them gloss black. This has focused the output quite a bit, but still not even close to being high enough for the arc to touch an oncoming driver even if he's in a lambo. Even at that, they are nowhere close to the scattered blinding shit that was the result of my moron neighbor putting HID lights in his (halogen reflective housing) Silverado.

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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier24 View Post
    This intrigues me, got a pic?
    Of the jumper or the 6 lights on?

    Lows + Fogs


    Lows + Fogs + Highs

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott9001
    i have a h3 hid in my fogs no problems at all bought them at vvme.com
    If I get the standard kit, do I need a relay harness??

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    Quote Originally Posted by army_kid

    If I get the standard kit, do I need a relay harness??
    Some say to use a relay but I'm not using any and mine work fine

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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    you should probably use one, but i dont and have no problems

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    just have to drill a hole in the cap for the grommet and mount your ballest

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    Scott - do you have any output shots say up near a wall of just fogs on and just lows and combo? Looking to compare color and intensities.

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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    image.jpg here's a pic of mine....sorry it's blurry

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMingBlueSTS View Post
    Attachment 105512 here's a pic of mine....sorry it's blurry
    First thing I see is the grille.
    Lights look to match to me.

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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    image.jpg here it is with more of the pic showing the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp

    First thing I see is the grille.
    Lights look to match to me.
    Yes lows and fogs are 6000k 35w

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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Of the jumper or the 6 lights on?

    Lows + Fogs


    Lows + Fogs + Highs
    looks great, can u grab a pick of the jumper when u get a chance? Thanks

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    Great stuff man.. I think I'll go with the HIDs then, very convinced now lol

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    Re: I got a question about fog lights

    Factory colour is 4200k and mine are a exact match

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott9001
    Factory colour is 4200k and mine are a exact match
    Like for now I'm just gonna replace it with the stock one and then buy the HIDs later on. I just hate driving with only one fog light.

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    Also, for the ones who said that I have to take the front bumper to access the fog light assembly. I didn't have to, all I did was undo the underbody panels and had access. Other than that, mission complete. On to the rear door panel I dive in to.

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