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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Can I install Fog lights?

I have a Blue 2011 Chevy Equinox, LT1, no fog lights.
I would like to install fog lights. Preferably, the OEM fog light from GM. I dont care about the switches, etc. If I can install them, I would wire them into the headlights so they would come on when the headlights come on. I read about re-programming the BCM, etc and that scares me. So the question is, can I install Factory fogs (or any other fog lights for that matter), wire them into the headlights and have them work with minimal effort?
Has anyone done this?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 05:45 PM
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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

If I were gonna add them-
I would use a relay tapped into the headlights.
the headlight coming on- would simply turn on the relay. (minimal power)- and the relay would have power straight from the battery.

I would not drive the fogs by tapping into the headlights.
Its possible to overdrive the wiring and overheat/burn it.

I would even consider using 2 relays.
Not sure about the Nox- but some GM's- each headlamp is driven by separate circuits/fuses.

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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

The DRLs run off the same wiring as the low beams, so your fogs would be on whenever you drive the vehicle.

Sorry I cant offer a better solution other than getting some good aftermarket projector fogs and running a power switch to turn them on manually.

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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

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The DRLs run off the same wiring as the low beams, so your fogs would be on whenever you drive the vehicle.

Sorry I cant offer a better solution other than getting some good aftermarket projector fogs and running a power switch to turn them on manually.
The person wanted org. factory lights and could do the same thing with them as you suggested with aftermarket.
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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

In theory is way will work. You need two complete sets of hids (4 bulbs, 4 ballasts, 2 sealed caps, 2 relays) You wire the head lights up with the relays that way you only need to hook that setup to one of the headlight sockets. You wire the foglights up the same way as the headlights but use the other headlight socket.

Assuming you wanted to upgrade all the lights to HID's too

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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

I have a LT1 equinox. I hated the plastic inserts in the fog light spots. I ordered the chrome piece that the actual fog light housing snaps into. then i got the oem fog light housings. these housings are the same for all equinox's, old body style and new. i also upgraded to hids in both the low beams and fog lights. the drl's had to go, but work flawlessly. also the fog lights are wired up to the headlights because there is no connection for the fog lights on the lt1
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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

My gawd man...the pic of those lights is even blinding. That would surely make it hard on others coming toward you at night...or shining in someone's rearview.
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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

lights are pointed way down, helps keep the light from blinding others

ltz projector housings are next, this should help keep the light from spreading all over the place

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lights are pointed way down, helps keep the light from blinding others

ltz projector housings are next, this should help keep the light from spreading all over the place
Are you from brick?

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Re: Can I install Fog lights?

yes cottonseed, i am from brick nj

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