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      04-17-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Led fog lights

Is it possible to just change your fog light with an led bulb or does it require a full hid kit? I know it won't give much visibility but I never use the fogs anyway
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      04-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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I believe there are LED fogs out there. Don't know much about them other than they do exist.
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LED and HID are two different technologies. There a tons of applications that provide different lumens, lux, and color temperature. What are your goals? Visibility or looks?
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LED and HID are two different technologies. There a tons of applications that provide different lumens, lux, and color temperature. What are your goals? Visibility or looks?
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I would just go with HID with our style of fogs. A PnP kit should only run like $120
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I would just go with HID with our style of fogs. A PnP kit should only run like $120
Any you would recommend in particular? There seem to be a myriad of them out there, all claiming to be either the brightest or the closest to stock. I have the angel eyes halos, so would be looking for nothing above 5K.

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Any you would recommend in particular? There seem to be a myriad of them out there, all claiming to be either the brightest or the closest to stock. I have the angel eyes halos, so would be looking for nothing above 5K.

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I reccomend UndergroundEuro's HID kit. I love mine, it was plug and play, no errors/flickering, and is brighter than the headlights I would say. I have 8K.
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Thank you! I'll check to see if they offer anything less than 8K. Just out of curiosity, do you find the 8K fog bulbs a bit overpower the actual headlights? (Or perhaps you have upgraded them to 8K as well?) I know some people like to have super intense fog lights, but I'm looking more for uniform brightness.

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Thank you! I'll check to see if they offer anything less than 8K. Just out of curiosity, do you find the 8K fog bulbs a bit overpower the actual headlights? (Or perhaps you have upgraded them to 8K as well?) I know some people like to have super intense fog lights, but I'm looking more for uniform brightness.

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No problem man

UndergroundEuro's 8K kit is comparable to 6k's color output on a competing brand, I would say. It's pure white at night, with a very slight blue hue during the day. UR's 6k kit is pure white with no yellow or blue.

I use the stock D1S headlight bulbs (4300k) even though I can't stand the color match. The reason is because they provide better visibility in rainy conditions than higher Kelvin bulbs (Florida). As far as the actual light output, the headlight projects alot more light on the road than the fogs do. The fogs' light is more scattered, but isn't brighter than the headlights on the road.
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bunk light kits

I bought and had these lights professionally installed earlier today (****************). They both threw error codes and are now, completely unusable.

My Sunday is already wasted. What would you suggest I do now?
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I bought and had these lights professionally installed earlier today (****************). They both threw error codes and are now, completely unusable.

My Sunday is already wasted. What would you suggest I do now?
Are they "unusable" because of the codes? Get them coded out.
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Are they "unusable" because of the codes? Get them coded out.
I rarely buy items that require me to "fix" them before they ever actually work. PNP, to me, does not mean, "YO, JUST RESET THE CODES."

Speaking with the dealer, we will see if it was indeed a problem with the install or the kit.
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I rarely buy items that require me to "fix" them before they ever actually work. PNP, to me, does not mean, "YO, JUST RESET THE CODES."

Speaking with the dealer, we will see if it was indeed a problem with the install or the kit.
To each his own. Plug-and-play to me means no cutting, no hardwiring, etc., it just plugs in. 2007 E90s are notorious for coding issues, even if they say error-free. If you want true error-free, they usually require resistors.
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They are probably turning off after a little right?
That's because the cars voltage is regulated by PWM and it is not enough to keep the ballasts on.
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Isn't there also an issue with early 07 cars?
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Is it possible to just change your fog light with an led bulb or does it require a full hid kit? I know it won't give much visibility but I never use the fogs anyway
There are foglight bulbs in LED, but they're for aesthetics, which work for people like me because in California, I probably would use it for it's actual function 2 times a year.

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I would just go with HID with our style of fogs. A PnP kit should only run like $120
LEDs are probably less expensive, which is more practical for someone looking for looks only like the OP

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Isn't there also an issue with early 07 cars?
Yea, pre-march 2007 builds typically throw codes with any bulb change to LED, but there are solutions out there. I have a 11/06 build, and a friend of mine gave me LED foglights (came with plug-and-play resistors) that didn't throw any codes. I replaced them though with LUX's Amber H8s to match my Amber angel eyes though , but it's good to know there are solutions out there
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