Simple Plug n Play Fog Lights For C Models 1 and 2

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  1. B2FiNiTY

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    I'm bed ridden with the flu.. looks like the install will have to wait.
     
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    just finished installing my fog lights for my 2013 c2

    My car seemed to have some fog light pre-wiring in it, but I couldn't seem to find where the wires led to or get the fog lights to work with the pre-wiring in it, so I had to run the wires in the fog light kit to the battery.

    seemed pretty simple all in all, hardest part is probably needing small hands for the small spaces you need to get to. Other than that everything works with the headlights on

    I want to paint the black fog light housing plastic white to go with the car, but w/e I'm happy with having my fog lights installed for now
     
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    Yes, the car is "pre-wired" but our lights will not work hooked to the harness. There are parts missing in the steering column area. Yes, one needs small hands to get the wires through the grommet in the firewall. My hands were cut up and ached for days. I must say that was my most difficult part of the job. There are chrome covers for the black holders on ebay but you can easily paint your's white.
    I have since purchased the factory "black holders" which are different than those we got in the kit. Did that because I have busted one of my fog lights already. Rock hit it. I will leave it until the glass falls out. The braw screen now covers the fog lights so no more problems anticipated. I have a factory glass housing also. It is different than those in the kit. I did notice that it has a much lower rated "bulb" and will be much dimmer. I guess it depends on why one wants the fog lights as to which bulb is best. For me, I use mine for fog, not driving lights, so I like the brighter bulb, which will fit in either housing.
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    H14 is the standard bulb for C4 fogs. H11 will fit. The difference is H14 is 35w and H11 is 55w.
     
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    Yes, thank you for posting this information.
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    Interesting. The factory light I bought has an h-16 installed.
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    You are absolutely right... it's an H16... too many numbers, sorry. But H-11 will fit and the wattages were correct.
     
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    Thanks for that info: So, the h-16 is 35 watt and the h-11 is 55 watt and same as the brights on our cars?
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    H-11 is the standard headlights. Your brights are either 9005 or 9006... I can't remember. But it is also 55w, just doesn't have the cutoff to block the view or the refractor.
     
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    Just double checked to confirm... so close, I need to start checking my work... It's 9006 which is 65w vs H11 which is 55w.
     
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    Hi gang,

    New here, but I tried a set of hyper yellow H11 bulbs in my 2013 Prius Five fog lights and they wouldn't fit unless I modified the tabs. I took them back as I was also told that 55Watt bulb could melt the plastic housings of the 2013 fog lamps. Looking to get some Hyper Yellow or yellow H16 LEDs instead.

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    H11 will connect and snap in with absolutely no modification. I know this because I have personally done this.
     
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    Looks like there is some confusion regarding Prius Five and Prius C.
     
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    There does seem to be "some" confusion... although, I'm not sure why. H11 and H16 use the same attachment points, just like a 9005 and 9006 bulb both use the same attachment points. They will fit into the same housings.
     
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    I found this thread looking for fog light installation instructions for my recently acquired 2013 C2. Sadly, the instructions linked to in earlier posts are no longer online. But I did discover them on scribd at this location:
     
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    Sorry for the embedded document in my post above. I can't figure out how to post the link without the forum software automatically embedding the 10 page document.
     
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