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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fog Lights-Hard To Replace?

I was thinking about replacing my fog light bulbs with some yellow/amber ones. I was wondering how hard it is to replace these bulbs.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 02:06 PM
 
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Very easy!

The hardest part is making the connectors fit. The ones from PIAA are different than the ones in our car. I made a special connector, but Joekd said he used "Creative Crimping" ;)
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Darn it- I forgot about the "creative crimping" part when I upgraded my bulbs. Now I have to do that again when I replace a blown one.
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How are they different? Isn't the fog lights H3? I know PIAA makes several varieties of the H3 fog light. I would think that if they are claimed H3, than the connectors should be the same.
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The bulbs are H3, but the connectors are different....maybe Dodge went with a different connector hoping people would have to go to them for replacements?
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I think the Piaa connectors are a flat type connector and the Dodge connectors are round.
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I think the Piaa connectors are a flat type connector and the Dodge connectors are round.
Yep, that's right. They are common connectors as well. I was able to build the special connector I used because we had the opposite connectors for both of them in our basement already. Just put both of those on a short piece of wire and connected it in the middle.
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I think the Piaa connectors are a flat type connector and the Dodge connectors are round.
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I made a special connector, but Joekd said he used "Creative Crimping" ;)
So this "creative crimping"... Is that taking the flat PIAA and "rounding" them to fit the Dodge connection?

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"Creative Crimping" ;)
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yes, that's exactly what I did, flattened the barrel connector around a stright screwdriver so that it matches up with the PIAA flat blade style of the bulbs, then I just slid on the new bulbs and to be safe I wrapped the ends with electrical tape

The whole thing takes about 5 minutes per bulb including removal and reinstall (the fog light is held into the bumper with 1 screw and the bulb itself locks in with a spring clip)
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huh, thats cool. Im looking at upgrading all my front lights. I want to change my blue bulbs to blue leds. and all my driving/fog lights to PIAA. But its kinda pricy.
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huh, thats cool. Im looking at upgrading all my front lights. I want to change my blue bulbs to blue leds. and all my driving/fog lights to PIAA. But its kinda pricy.
If you want to stay with blue lighting, APC makes some nice H3 bulbs with a hint of blue in the light beam...just like the headlights i have. Just an idea
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like I said before, PIAA bulbs are pricey but are worth every penny, if you wanted cheap bulbs check PEP Boys or JCWhitney, they have tons of replacement bulbs, just dont count on quality

as for the LED's, again they are pricey but mine have a lifetime warranty to justify the price, be sure you buy LED bulbs with 15 leds, not 12, this way the center of the bulb has leds instead of just the outside circle of the bulb
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I was looking at PIAA bulbs for my headlights but according to PIAA's website (PIAA - bulbs) they're N/A. Has anyone found the correct bulbs or arewe talking some more "creative" installs?
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I was looking at PIAA bulbs for my headlights but according to PIAA's website (PIAA - bulbs) they're N/A. Has anyone found the correct bulbs or arewe talking some more "creative" installs?
Our fog lights are H3 bulbs.
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