Nissan Versa budget foglight installation

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (Versa_Mom)

Postby BigBodyV » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:06 pm

oh ok umm but hid's do fit on those fog lights correct?


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Postby barra » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:49 am

Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...t_940

Only 6 usd +15 usd shipping, if you buy the left and the right side i think you can combine shipping with the seller, it's a tip to everyone who want's to buy fogs.

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Postby Shad0wXCalibur » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:06 pm

There's a foglight that fits even better than those and look nearly factory besides the blue lense.

Pilot PL-2088B

But either way, these are cheap lights and it is correct that you might wanna go down to a 35 watt bulb as the reflector inside is small and cheap and will start to peel over time. These things are useless as far as light ouput. I put LED bulbs in mine and made them always-on running show lights as that's what LED replacement bulbs are intended for. It looks neat and my lights will never melt. And putting HIDs in lights this cheap is really stupid. It's like polishing a turd. Not only will you blind the hell out of everyone, the light output would still suck comared to a real foglight.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (NODES)

Postby Versa_Mom » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:34 am

NODES wrote:What about L.E.D bulbs? That is if they make them for fog lights. Run cool and bright light
I found some LED one's on ebay, but they come from China. I only say that because it would take a long time to get here.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...37df3What do you guys think, better because of the low heat?I'm tempted to order some. If I did, should I just wait until after I get them to install them on the Versa? For ease of exchanging them, or is it pretty easy to go back and change the bulb later?
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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (Versa_Mom)

Postby BigBodyV » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:09 am

Yeah your looking from a week to two weeks. They alwasy take a long time to ship. Those anyone know were to get another witch im lookign for a mre oem siwtch i dont like the one that it come with.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (BigBodyV)

Postby williamk10 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:41 am

Just a couple of updates. I hope to have this side in and tested for beam angle today so I can get the other side done and in by tonight.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby NODES » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:26 am

williamk10 wrote:Just a couple of updates. I hope to have this side in and tested for beam angle today so I can get the other side done and in by tonight.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (BigBodyV)

Postby Versa_Mom » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:19 am

I went ahead and ordered a set of LED's to replace the bulbs that come in the fogs.They're coming from China, so it'll take a few weeks before I get them. US sellers wanted around $50, I got these for $6 shipped. I'm pretty sure even the ones sold here are made in China. So I don't think one is better than the other.I hope they're as bright as the ones in the fogs.


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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (Versa_Mom)

Postby williamk10 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:41 pm

Finally done. For those who want to do this, when you need to thread thru the firewall, prepare to use every swear word you know. Lets get on with the pics:

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The blue is a bit ricer but it does look different then other Versas with fogs. Adjusting the beam angle is near impossible because of the need to glue the fogs into place. It isn't off by that much so I don't mind.

All in all, i'm happy with this install. Didn't spend anything near what the OEM ones cost but was able to get that OEM look. I'll report back on their performance when we actually get some fog in Vancouver.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby Versa357 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:46 pm

Great job, Nice pics. That should help everyone out alot. Now if I can find a metal coat hanger. I think I might only have the plastic ones.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby Jon-jon » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:23 pm

Really nice job william, and awesome pictures. thanks for the tip on popping out the empty switch panel next to the mirror controls.

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Postby NODES » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:04 pm

yellow bulbs will give it that right on look in your case.

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Re: (NODES)

Postby williamk10 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:31 pm

Probably going to go with yellow lamin x film

anyone know where to get some?

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Postby BigBodyV » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:36 am

U can try ebay

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby ravel » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:40 pm

nice job! I still have to get started on mines. Which fuse is for the fogs? The 7.5 or 10 amp one?
I want to get the yellow film too. But would the lights turn green when you put yellow film on the fogs that have a blueish tint?

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (ravel)

Postby BigBodyV » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:51 pm

I doubt it cause it is blue but it generates white light.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (ravel)

Postby williamk10 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:32 pm

Use the 10 amp fuse. 7.5 will blow it.

Also, the Add a Circuit wiring can only handle 10 amps

I bought a sheet of 4x8 inch yellow Lamin X from the website. I'll but 3.5" circles and install it soon. The light is white but I like yellow for fogs. We'll see how it turns out.

As for the foglights themselves, been using them for the past few days with no problems. Only thing I noticed was at night when I have the HID's on, the car idle's dangerously close to 500 rpm. Any lower and the engine will stall. I suppose another accessory adds to the load and the engine needs to produce more electricity for it. I wonder would an Optima Red Top help. I had one before in a previous car and it improved everything from the lights to the stereo to the speed of the power windows

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby ravel » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:31 pm

Did you put the add a circuit in the power socket slot? Is the 7.5 amp for the power socket?

Cant wait to see it with the yellow lamin x.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby NODES » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:18 pm

williamk10 wrote:Use the 10 amp fuse. 7.5 will blow it.

Also, the Add a Circuit wiring can only handle 10 amps

I bought a sheet of 4x8 inch yellow Lamin X from the website. I'll but 3.5" circles and install it soon. The light is white but I like yellow for fogs. We'll see how it turns out.

As for the foglights themselves, been using them for the past few days with no problems. Only thing I noticed was at night when I have the HID's on, the car idle's dangerously close to 500 rpm. Any lower and the engine will stall. I suppose another accessory adds to the load and the engine needs to produce more electricity for it. I wonder would an Optima Red Top help. I had one before in a previous car and it improved everything from the lights to the stereo to the speed of the power windows
I am not sure if the battery will make the difference but a high output alternator should.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (NODES)

Postby BigBodyV » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:36 am

U can also try doing the BIG THREE for right now and see if that improves it:)

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (BigBodyV)

Postby williamk10 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:15 pm

What do you think?



I'm not sure if I like it or not. The Lamin X is high quality stuff, very thick. However, it would be nice if the yellow came thru better.

At least this will protect against rock chips

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (BigBodyV)

Postby williamk10 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:16 pm

BigBodyV wrote:U can also try doing the BIG THREE for right now and see if that improves it:)
Care to educate me on what the big three are?


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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby Versa_Mom » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:40 pm

Looks good Can't wait to get ours installed.

BTW; in case anyone is interested, I have the led bulbs for these Walmart fogs. I know some of you were concerned about the heat w/ the original bulbs.I ordered them from ebay, but as some may remember my hubby didn't want to install them and we bought the hid fogs kit.$10 for the H3 bulbs shipped, if anyone wants them.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby NODES » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:13 pm

williamk10 wrote:What do you think?
very well done

Wouldn't yellow bulbs be better though?

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (NODES)

Postby williamk10 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:17 pm

The Lamin X was $12 shipped so it was cheaper than bulbs. And if I were to get name brand ones, it would have been considerably more expensive.

I'll get some day pictures over the weekend.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby NODES » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:21 pm

I will go yellow when one of my bulbs decides to crap out on me.

the silver with the yellow is a sweet match.

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Re: Walmart Foglight thread (williamk10)

Postby BigBodyV » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:53 am

Yeah the big three is when u reground ur battery cable ur engine block and then use 0 gauge to come from ur alternator to ur battery ill provide a picture later so u can see it:)

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Postby NODES » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:05 pm

WilliamK - Do they have a green tinge to them with the Yellow and Blue mixing?

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Re: (NODES)

Postby williamk10 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:23 pm

no, they actually come out quite yellow

however, when you look at it with the lights turned off, there is a bit of pale blue colouring going on...as seen in the pic.


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