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....and now I have pigtails on order
What ones did you order ? From ebay or the retrofit? I wish I could find an adapter that's just plug and play
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I got the ones at the top of the link
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where did you get that other end to plug it into to our truck harness ? two plug in's are needed i would guess?

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where did you get that other end to plug it into to our truck harness ? two plug in's are needed i would guess?
Yep one for each fog. The other end I had laying around as a spares form the various other hid conversions I have done. Then just soldered the 2 together.
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So here goes Mike making me spend more money again. LOL.
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Apparently I should do a how too for this....
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Apparently I should do a how too for this....
Yes! and maybe one on doing projectors in the headlights?
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Lights came in. I haven't got anything mounted yet, but I did a quick mock up. The fogs are close to perfect but will definitely need a custom mount made.

My dually knock offs are going on the rear, I haven't decided but I mocked up what I'm thinking







Oh, and a reference to how they might look in the front bumper

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Yep one for each fog. The other end I had laying around as a spares form the various other hid conversions I have done. Then just soldered the 2 together.
Mike, I tried bench testing the X5 lights and nothing came on. When you hooked up the pigtails did you have any trouble getting them to work?

Granted, I was using jumper wires to my battery, maybe that's my problem?
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Let me know what you come up with for mounting mine are in as well I just haven't took the time to figure out the mounting yet
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Look good, need to see the finished pics and night shots.

What are the lumen output on the front lights ?

I like the look of the front fogs, kind of European.





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Look good, need to see the finished pics and night shots.

What are the lumen output on the front lights ?

I like the look of the front fogs, kind of European.





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Theyre BMW x-5 the same as mikes he posted a night shot earlier in the thread

I ordered them as well just havent had to time to look at it for mounting yet
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Mike, I tried bench testing the X5 lights and nothing came on. When you hooked up the pigtails did you have any trouble getting them to work?

Granted, I was using jumper wires to my battery, maybe that's my problem?
Make sure the polarity is correct, they came on right away when I did it. You may also need the pig tail to properly power them up.

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Let me know what you come up with for mounting mine are in as well I just haven't took the time to figure out the mounting yet

I have a few ideas, right now mine are zip tied in place so I could get the aim right. but my plan is to bond 1/4in PVC pipe in about 1 inch lengths to the side and run long bolts into the bumper. that should give plenty of rotational adjustment and strength for the mount.

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I like the look of the front fogs, kind of European.
They are BMW X5 lights so yes they are very European. lol
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Once you mount yours let me know what length for the PVC and I'll make it out of aluminum at my work
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Once you mount yours let me know what length for the PVC and I'll make it out of aluminum at my work
no need for it, I could use aluminum tube but plastic is going to be just as strong for this application, they just need to be long neough to have a good solid bond.
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Lights came in. I haven't got anything mounted yet, but I did a quick mock up. The fogs are close to perfect but will definitely need a custom mount made.

My dually knock offs are going on the rear, I haven't decided but I mocked up what I'm thinking






when you mount the rears make sure you have the beam pattern right, one orientation will look like this l l the other like this ___ ___
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Theyre BMW x-5 the same as mikes he posted a night shot earlier in the thread

I ordered them as well just havent had to time to look at it for mounting yet
I remember now that they were posted, didn't take the time to look back.

Will look back for the night shots.


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How about a night shot from the Driver's seat ?
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How about a night shot from the Driver's seat ?
My original post is an output shot from the drivers seat, here they are again, one with my shop lights on and one with them off.
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no need for it, I could use aluminum tube but plastic is going to be just as strong for this application, they just need to be long neough to have a good solid bond.
I wanna do something without bonding, something just just a bolt in bracket adapter once i get a chance to look at ill be able to figure something out but i haven't been able to see how it lines it inside the bumper

If someone takes a pic of the inside of the bumper with the original mounts and the x5 fogs help up in there ill draw something up and make it at work
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I looked in the whole thread and did not see these pictures, funny.

Thanks for posting.
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Apparently I should do a how too for this....
Or just make a couple extra sets of brackets. lol.

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This. It'd position them slightly behind and up from the bumper. Whatever spread they are, that's the way you want to have them positioned. Welding on a bracket to your hitch may be best. If you were bodylifted, bolting on a chunk of flat bar to the stock bumper mounts works great......it's what I use. But you ain't bodylifted. lol.



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