Replacing Front Foglights

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Replacing Front Foglights

Post by bussell » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:13 pm

Hi,

I decided to look at my fog lights yesterday which was a mistake - the old unit had disintegrated and came out in several crusty parts.

My question - are there aftermarket fog lights available that will fit in - or do I need to wait patiently for a solid old set to appear. The fitting looks fairly universal??

Thanks for your help

Ed
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Re: Replacing Front Foglights

Post by RxBX » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:18 pm

bussell wrote:Hi,

I decided to look at my fog lights yesterday which was a mistake - the old unit had disintegrated and came out in several crusty parts.

My question - are there after-market fog lights available that will fit in - or do I need to wait patiently for a solid old set to appear. The fitting looks fairly universal??

Thanks for your help

Ed
Hi Ed, if you want to retain the Fog/Driving lamp 'Mounting Pods' as O/E you will need to wait as stated /\ !

However no doubt you can 'Graft' something into Mounting Pods' but may involve some modifying/cutting etc. but that's up to you ?

Heres a thread to CHEW-ON to give you an idea of what they can sell for :shock:

But if you wait patiently you may pick up a more to your budget used ones as in THIS thread ?

Good luck with finding some !

:lol:

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Re: Replacing Front Foglights

Post by bussell » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:01 am

RxBX wrote:
bussell wrote:Hi,

I decided to look at my fog lights yesterday which was a mistake - the old unit had disintegrated and came out in several crusty parts.

My question - are there after-market fog lights available that will fit in - or do I need to wait patiently for a solid old set to appear. The fitting looks fairly universal??

Thanks for your help

Ed
Hi Ed, if you want to retain the Fog/Driving lamp 'Mounting Pods' as O/E you will need to wait as stated /\ !

However no doubt you can 'Graft' something into Mounting Pods' bnut may involve some modifying/cutting etc. but that's up to you ?

Heres a thread to CHEW-ON to give you an idea of what they can sell for :shock:

But if you wait patiently you may pick up a more to your budget used ones as in THIS thread ?

Good luck with finding some !

:lol:

.
Thanks for the advice, just bought a pair just about the right size for my surrounds, and will make a bracket to mount them in so they should look pretty good without paying silly money. Wow I cant believe what people will pay for some items!

maybe I should build a few sets and sell them for £50 a pair :)
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Re: Replacing Front Foglights

Post by Defender110 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:30 am

bussell wrote:[Thanks for the advice, just bought a pair just about the right size for my surrounds, and will make a bracket to mount them in so they should look pretty good without paying silly money. Wow I cant believe what people will pay for some items!

maybe I should build a few sets and sell them for £50 a pair :)

Quite agree, the chrome reflectors have rusted in mine but I'm pretty sure if I buy something like this I will be able to cannibalise them and use the fittings and reflectors in my original pods without to much issue.
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Re: Replacing Front Foglights

Post by citsncycles » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:58 pm

I'd just be happy with a couple of surrounds, as I'd like to fit a pair to Mitch the 4x4
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Re: Replacing Front Foglights

Post by RobC » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:00 pm

citsncycles wrote:I'd just be happy with a couple of surrounds, as I'd like to fit a pair to Mitch the 4x4
I have some spare surrounds! Let's haggle. 8)
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Re: Replacing Front Foglights

Post by citsncycles » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:11 pm

PM sent!
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