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Another HID Fog Lamp Question..

Good morning,

I've tried doing some searching, but I'm still a little confused on the HID Fog light issue to be honest.

As far as i can tell, to order a replacement bulb, I need a "9145" model bulb right? This will be a direct replacement?

Now, my fog lamps are way brighter than my headlights. I have HIDs both in my hi/lo headlights and in my fog lights.

I think the previous owner set it up this way on purpose. When I'm out in the sticks, my headlights barely light up the road in front of me until I turn on my fogs... then i can see way out.

I like this setup and want to keep it like this (i like not blinding others with my headlights).

What do you think I should order for fog lamps? 8000k? 6000k?

Any recommendations would be really helpful. I'm new to the HID game.

One of my fog lamps is currently burnt out, so, I'm just gonna go ahead and replace both bulbs on both fog lamps.

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just ordered these:

Amazon.com: VisionPRO Gen II 5000K (OEM White) H10 (9145) Xenon HID Replacement Light Bulbs 2 Year Warranty: Automotive Amazon.com: VisionPRO Gen II 5000K (OEM White) H10 (9145) Xenon HID Replacement Light Bulbs 2 Year Warranty: Automotive

Should be here thursday

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nice that's a great price also! any chance of some pics with them in ?

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my 10k lights get here tomorrow. I'll snap some pics when theyre all in

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After further research, i went with 55w, 10,000k HIDs for the fog lamps... i kept the other HIDs (5000k) as spares for when my headlamp HID's quit
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those look awesome. Im not very knowledgeable when it comes to wiring and circuitry but im trying. I understand the reason for the ballast but how do you wire them in before the fog lamps? do you take the line leg going to the fog lamp and power the ballast which then powers the lamp? sorry for the question which im sure if relatively easy. i just don't want to ruin a brand new set of fog lights bc i wire them wrong

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do you take the line leg going to the fog lamp and power the ballast which then powers the lamp?
yes, thats 100% correct. its not hard. just looks really confusing when you open the box for the first time and see a bunch of cables.

Basically:

1. There is one ballast per fog light
2. There are 4 cables going to the fog light from the ballast
3. The cable that currently powers your fog lamp, now powers the ballast

Took me about 20 minutes to do both fog lamps, and i'm pretty sure i'm mentally retarded. so, a regular person can probably do this in less time.

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sweet. I ordered a set of 55w 10,000 fog lights yesterday bc I really like the way your turned out. thanks for the info on the wiring end. ill post a pic when they come in

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