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Options for factory foglamp slot?

So, I've ordered a set of quality lamps with a nice cutoff. If they suit my needs for low beam driving in foul weather, I'd like to replace the factory fog lamps with a pair of quality driving lamps. These *appear* to be close to a stock Hella standard size. So I thought I'd ask if anyone's put their own lamps down there and what did you use?

I'd also like to know if there is tribal knowledge to switch the wiring to allow independent operation of the foglamps/driving lamps whenever I want to use them? Thanks.
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im assuming you are going to be having fog/foul weather lamps AND driving lamps?

easy way would be to hook the existing wiring to your stock fog lamps to your new driving lamps.
then, add some wires to power your new foul weather lights via your side marker lights, by getting some of these electrical terminals...



this way, turning the light switch to position one lights up your ambers and foul weather lights, and you can control your new driving lights with the "fog switch" on the console.

this arrangement will make the new driving lamps flash when you pull the headlight stalk with headlights in down position.
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My bad. No, I got high end headlamps (Koitos) which have a very sharp beam cutoff that is useful in fog and snow. I understand they are also the best of the 7" round lamps for beam width. So they may/will fulfill much of the role of a fog beam. Since I'm not expecting to drive this car in foul weather much, I'd rather replace the factory fogs with driving beams for more light down the road.

So, I'd like to be able to have "all on" ability with every lumen working for me on high beam and the power to those factory aux fog lamps is cut off when the high beams are on per Federal standards. I like your "winkie" suggestion a lot.

So I guess lets stick with "what have others put down there in terms of lamps" and I'll ask the wiring question later. For starters, the Hella fogs on my car almost look like a stock lamp directly out of the Hella product line. True?

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ah ok.
somewhere, probably under the dash, there is a relay that blocks out the fog light function when you pull the high beam stalk if the headlights are up...
i believe removing/disconnecting that relay should solve it.
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So, just checking again if anyone's been able to install a set of lamps in place of the factory foglamps? I'll eventually find something to graft in there, but if anyone's aware of things on the market, I'd appreciate it. Looking for a driving beam.

May give up and get a set of compact LED lamps to put in there just as DRLs. The factory fogs are kinda pitiful - more of a general blob for looks.

Anyone?
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I remember somebody, somewhere, at one time, installed yellow fog lights from a Nissan truck and they said they fit perfect. I can't find the thread or pics now (maybe it was here, maybe RL) but it's something I've always kept on my to-do list since my car came without fogs. Anytime I go to the junkyard, I'm always looking for a Nissan truck to lift a set from. They aren't a common item on Nissan's, that's for sure so I've yet to test a set out to confirm but it's something to consider.
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So, just checking again if anyone's been able to install a set of lamps in place of the factory foglamps? I'll eventually find something to graft in there, but if anyone's aware of things on the market, I'd appreciate it. Looking for a driving beam.

May give up and get a set of compact LED lamps to put in there just as DRLs. The factory fogs are kinda pitiful - more of a general blob for looks.

Anyone?
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An alternative would be to fit Euro bumpers, they have factory H3 halogen driving lights built in and you can still keep your fogs.
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How about a few photos to perk up our interest?

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How about a few photos to perk up our interest?

You mean this?

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This is a Euro bumper.

How about lamps to fit the USA front valence??

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Iíve used these clear driving lights on both my 944 and 951. With new relay harness (thanks IceShark) and 100w bulbs, they really light up a mile down road.


https://www.harborfreight.com/clear-lens-halogen-lights-37349.html
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