Hella Micro De Fog Light Retro-Fit

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  1. Justdidit

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    Been thinking about doing a retrofit on the fog lights as well since the Mini H1 Headlight Retro Fit went so well. Was considering the Blazer fogs because of 'F8Ls' upgrade.
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    Some photos taken from here:FOG COMPARISON :: Hella, Blazer, Bosch, OEM Reflector
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    But wasn't happy with the beam pattern as fog lights... but they make a GREAT driving light with a GREAT cut off...but no foreground for fog light use...but after seeing the light pattern from the Hella Micro De Fog Light - pretty sure this is what I'll use:
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    Comparison of the light pattern - Blazer has awesome cutoff but barely any foreground:
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    I'll like mount them in the yellow lens housing foglights to keep the look I already have:

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    Retro fitting - Kinda like this - using a circle cutter or dremel to round out the back housing to mount the Hellas in the OEM fog light - thus retaining mounting points and aiming capability. I will be using a H3 3000k HID 55W setup with this

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    (FYI...the above fog lights aren't mind or the oem 3" fog lights - this image was pulled from a Tacoma retrofit using 4" fog lights.)
     
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    OMG... these OEM fog lights... die cast housings are a PITA..to cut open.. this may take a new direction shortly.
     
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    This is going to be nice. I admire your car
     
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    Thanks!! Anyone can do what I'm doing...just gotta make time...and have a willingness to want to try and learn. This is my 1st Prius...
     
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    Made more headway...
    Hella Micro De mounted with JBWELD to OEM cast aluminum fog light
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    Chipped the glass lens while trying to separate the glass from the housing, ended up getting some .25" glass cut to 3.5" circles then coated them with 3 coats of Dupli-color Metalcast Yellow from TCPGlobal and 2 coats of clear spray paint to get the yellow lens look I wanted. Then resealed the lens with a waterproof silicone. You can see that the paint isn't 100% clear but doesn't stop the 3000k HID bulbs much. The good thing about doing the paint this way, I can remove the yellow paint at anytime in case I want to change the color of the bulb or lens and no longer have yellow fog lights but a 5000k driving light.
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    H3 3000k HID bulb held in by (6) washers
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    Because of the new length and size of fog light the bumper mounts for the oem bulb had to modifed and resized as well as a hole had to be opened behind the headlight for the length and the back of the HID bulb wires. This is a picture of roughly what was done with a dremel.

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    Installed
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    Just need the adjust the aiming...will have that done hopefully this wknd.
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    #7 Justdidit, May 29, 2013
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    man that turned out great bro i think ima follow in your foot steps
     
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