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Why did you extend the wires out so far? When I did mine I kept the wiring internal to the switch.
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I couldn't see any way to use the OEM bulb holder & keep the wire/resistor inside the switch body... for the illumination light anyway... unless the LED dropped down inside the switch body for the resistor to set inside.

The ON indicator would be easy to keep everything inside though.

This way, the factory bulb holder can be used & easily changed if you decide you want a different color fog switch... or if the fog switch goes bad, you can swap the LED holder to the new one.
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I couldn't see any way to use the OEM bulb holder & keep the wire/resistor inside the switch body... for the illumination light anyway... unless the LED dropped down inside the switch body for the resistor to set inside.

The ON indicator would be easy to keep everything inside though.

This way, the factory bulb holder can be used & easily changed if you decide you want a different color fog switch... or if the fog switch goes bad, you can swap the LED holder to the new one.
I don't use the bulb holder - you can connect it right to the board.
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Ah ha, that's how I did my first mod.

Only problem is that if the LED burns out, you gotta de-solder everything & start over from scratch.
Actually, one of my fog switches still has the LED soldered to the contacts.

Using the bulb holder makes life a little easier for guys who don't want to send me their entire fog switch to mod... I can just send 'em out a modded bulb holder.

BTW, when do you have the time to come up with those LED mods of yours?
Those headlight/turn signals & tails are gonna be wild
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Only problem is that if the LED burns out, you gotta de-solder everything & start over from scratch.
it wont go out if you use a quality LED and measure the current draw vs. voltage to use the right resistance for regulating it.
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Surprising how many people don’t want to do the mod themselves, me included.

Good Luck on this project… let me know if there is anything more needed along with the Ovals.

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Yea,
It's kinda one of those "pain in the butt" mods, especially if you just have one or two to do.

After a few dozen, I've developed a pretty good system.

Plus, by the time you buy the LED's & resistors, a solder iron & mess up a few bulb holders... I can't blame anyone for not wanting to do this mod themselves
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Yea,
It's kinda one of those "pain in the butt" mods, especially if you just have one or two to do.

After a few dozen, I've developed a pretty good system.

Plus, by the time you buy the LED's & resistors, a solder iron & mess up a few bulb holders... I can't blame anyone for not wanting to do this mod themselves
Too funny considering I spent about 1000$ in tools, LEDs and components to work on the 6-month LED job I am involved in now.
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$1k for LED projects ??


Holy underwear Batman!

I thought my $150 in LED's, $200 worth of heat shrink & $300 in crimp terminals was a lot.

... but if you ain't got the right tools, you can't do the job ...
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interested in a green headlight switch...
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Free Bump man. Thanks again for all the help.
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Free Bump man. Thanks again for all the help.
Glad to help man!
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Bump for my man Terry.
Got them in tonight--the work and look AWESOME.
People--don't even think twice about this--DO IT!!!
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Thanks VH5150

Now, when are you dudes gonna start postin' some pics??
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E-Mail sent but for all the rest I got mine.
No pics for a while I need to take the Dash apat for three or four mods at once.

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got mine yesterday thanks a lot terry! bump for a great seller.
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Bumping back from the dead with an update:

Finally have some pics of my ON indicator mods. Nevermind the use of defrost switches, I had a bunch of them to use for testing.

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As you can see even in a brightly lit garage, they're pretty darn bright.

This mod requires internal mods to the switch. Unless you have access to a good soldering iron, I don't suggest trying this mod yourself.

PRICING:
For a fog switch (tested) with the ON indicator mod in your choice of colors: $15.00 + shipping (USA) (Canada may be a little more shipping)

Buy the ON indicator switch mod & I'll do my Light Bulb Icon mod for just $5.00 more (your choice of colors).
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How'd you get three switches on the bezel?
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I started with an explorer bezel with the rear wiper ****/insert. Filled them in & created 2 new openings for fog switches & modded a switch bracket to hold the top fog switch.
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i need another foglight installed inbelow my stock fog switch. do i cut the holes or can i send it to u and u do it 4 me
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1-9-11 BUMP

Update to pricing:

The basic "light bulb" indicator led mod will now be $10.00 shipped (USA)

For a fog switch (tested) with the ON indicator mod in your choice of colors: $20.00 + shipping (USA) (Canada may be a little more shipping)

Buy the ON indicator switch mod & I'll do my Light Bulb Icon mod for just $5.00 more (your choice of colors).
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