How to Install Your Fog Light Kit in 6 Easy Steps
When visibility is down to almost zero, you can always rely on your fog lights to zero in your focus on the road. You see, these types of lights are engineered to provide you the optimum amount of lighting during cases of hazy weather conditions. In case you need a new set of fog lights for your auto, here is a speedy six-step guide to installation.
Required skill level: Intermediate
Needed tools and materials
Preparation before installation
As a safety measure, be sure to turn off the ignition and to disconnect the black negative battery cable before performing the installation. You see, failing to do so will cause electrocution.
Making a hole for the fog lights if one is not present
Typically, a car should have an empty space allotted for the fog lamps. These spaces are usually located just underneath or on the bumper. Use a drill and rotary cutting tool to cut off a hole from the bumper. Make sure that the dent created allows the fog lights to fit tightly.
Mounting the fog lights
Once a hole is present, mount the fog lamps to the housing based on the instructions set by your model-specific installation kit. Also, use the drill to make holes for the kit's mounting screws.
Connecting the wiring
Next, check the relay under the hood to connect the wiring from the back of the fog lamps. Finding the right connections should be easy since the installation kit's manual contains the wiring scheme.
Mounting the fog light switch to the housing
Once the relay is connected to the lamps' wiring, mount the switch on the instrument panel. In addition, use the screwdriver to tighten the screws in place.
Testing the new fog lights
Finally, you can test the newly installed fog lamps once all the parts are settled into place.
Tips and warnings
- You may use the electrical tape to waterproof the wirings for an additional protection.
- It is always a good idea to wear gloves during installation because skin oil can reduce the bulb's lifespan.