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    How easy is it to fit fog lights to a car that doesnt have them? I've got a facelift front grill.

    Is it a whole mission with wiring etc? I know i'll have to change the lighting controls in the dash but after that i'm pretty stumped

    Gerry

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    Ease of fitting depends on how much of the wiring is already in place and whether you want to retro-fit factory fogs or aftermarket fogs.... assunimg you want factory then open the bonnet and look down the passenger side of the radiator at the inside of the bumper... is there a chunky plug there that plugs into the bumper... if so reach down to remove it and see how many wires or pins are fitted to the plug... also look in the fusebox under the bonnet to see if the fuse for the fogs is in place...

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    If you use the factory wiring, you'll also need a Tech2 session to enable them.

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    I'm in the process of retrofitting to mine. You will need to replace the under bonnet fuse box as there is a module built in to it specific for the foglight's, you'll need the front loom that runs between the foglight's on the bumper, the foglight surrounds a new headlight switch unit and a tech2/opcom session.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbojetset View Post
    also look in the fusebox under the bonnet to see if the fuse for the fogs is in place...
    Which number is it, i've looked and looked and can see which one it is?

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    Probably just as easy to add your own relay and switch and keep it independent of the Vectra ECU if you're not bothered about using the standard switch panel.

    Battery +ve to 20A fuse in holder.
    Other side of fuse holder to relay switch centre.
    Relay NO connection to foglight supplies (in parallel)
    Foglight earths to battery -ve (or chassis)
    Sidelight feed to new foglight switch on dash
    Other side of foglight switch to relay coil
    Other side of relay coil to battery -ve (or chassis)

    You can get nice wiring kits from the likes of Halfords with everything you need (bar the actual lights).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich r View Post
    Sidelight feed to new foglight switch on dash.
    Just as long as it doesn't put the bulb warning light on because the current drawn by the side light has changed. Hopefully powering a relay electromagnet won't increase the current by much though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    I'm in the process of retrofitting to mine. You will need to replace the under bonnet fuse box as there is a module built in to it specific for the foglight's, you'll need the front loom that runs between the foglight's on the bumper, the foglight surrounds a new headlight switch unit and a tech2/opcom session.



    Which number is it, i've looked and looked and can see which one it is?
    My bad... I assumed there would be one but it seems there may not be... according to TIS it's fed directly from the UEC and makes no mention of a fuse... nor does the owner manual mention a fuse for front fogs... sorry to mislead you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbojetset View Post
    My bad... I assumed there would be one but it seems there may not be... according to TIS it's fed directly from the UEC and makes no mention of a fuse... nor does the owner manual mention a fuse for front fogs... sorry to mislead you...

    Here dont worry about it, been searching and searching expecting it to be one of the blank slots that have no listing, just cant believe there isnt one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Here dont worry about it, been searching and searching expecting it to be one of the blank slots that have no listing, just cant believe there isnt one.
    Cool... I've PM'd you about the wiring.. as if you don't have it... I might be able to help

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    so bumper off job over the weekend then? lol

    have i replace the whole fusebox??

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