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Old 08-16-2017, 12:31 AM   #1
YoungBuck4
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My Ride: 1999 328i e46
Prefacelift LED Foglight Bar DIY

Like everyone else, I wanted to add LED and HID lights to my car to give the exterior a refresh. I am in the process of installing the Halos and HID projectors and bulbs with the Miromoto kit from The Retro Source. I love the look of the bar style and pre facelift look so I wanted to update my fog lights to match the rest of my lighting but ran into a problem; nobody makes LED fogs for pre facelift cars that are the bar style. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make custom housings for my LED foglight bars.

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I disassembled the OEM foglight assembly and fitted my fog bars into the housing. Fog bars came with brackets that I screwed into the top of the foglight housing.

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They were a little too long to have them squared forward properly so I cut out a rectangle with my Dremel tool on the lenses so that the individual LED bar could show through.

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I sprayed the back of the housing, the reflectors, with black paint to blend into the background and also because they would no longer need to reflect the old halogen bulb.

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I sanded down the lenses so the cuts would be smoother and prepped the lens for painting. Then, I spray painted the lenses filler primer and then a top layer with black Plastidip.

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I sealed the lenses back to the housing with silicone to secure it and create a seal (doesn't really need the seal because the LED bar is sealed)

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Housings reinstalled on my car

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Overall, I am pleased with the results because it cost me $60 ($50 for Miromoto LED bar and $10 for paint/primer) for led fogs. The light output of these lights are incredible and clear. They are almost too bright so I will stick to using these on the back roads Hopefully in the future I can go back and create a whole new fiberglass housing that looks a little better. I didn't do that in the first place because I am a college student on a budget and live in an apartment where space for crafts are limited.
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