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Old 06-04-2014, 03:11 AM   #21
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it makes you look like a spaceship and is amazing light - you can also code the lighting to have the center lights on as high beams with the bi-xenon high beams and the fogs

you would have 6 intense lights on with high beams
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do you have your car coded to have the fogs on with high beams?
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it makes you look like a spaceship and is amazing light - you can also code the lighting to have the center lights on as high beams with the bi-xenon high beams and the fogs

you would have 6 intense lights on with high beams
I don't have it coded, but I do have the OBD to USD cable and software. I haven't delved into it yet. I want to turn off the parking lights with the low beams on too.
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This is an evening of looking at the "problem" and about ten minutes of trimming plastic and metal heat sink material not needed
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This is an evening of looking at the "problem" and about ten minutes of trimming plastic and metal heat sink material not needed

Nice and looks very clean. I'll start the retrofit, but do you know if the fogs can be baked to be opened or i will need the dremel tool?
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I have removed two ridges inside the fog housing. And trimmed the heat sinks.

All one unit using factory clips and seals.

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I only had to trim the very edges of the heat sinks and then round their profiles to match the original lens

The back of the fog just clips on. No heating required
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I only had to trim the very edges of the heat sinks and then round their profiles to match the original lens

The back of the fog just clips on. No heating required

I'll try to do the same. I hope everything goes well.
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smart, what did you use to trim it?
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dremel and cut off wheel

what do you think of the lighting?
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I find the lighting to look nice in the fogs - but the light output is very disappointing. The 9006 xenon retro is much brighter (but also often too bright for other drivers) but I am tired of dealing with ballasts, igniters and/or bulbs not working (no matter what brand/vendor)

soooo, more light xenon or reliable with led...your choice
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I find the lighting to look nice in the fogs - but the light output is very disappointing. The 9006 xenon retro is much brighter (but also often too bright for other drivers) but I am tired of dealing with ballasts, igniters and/or bulbs not working (no matter what brand/vendor)

soooo, more light xenon or reliable with led...your choice
I think the output is fine; probably because frankly I still haven't had any need to actually turn them on yet (while on the road I mean; I'm turned them on just to test them).

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