Acura World banner
1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,827 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What's this mod I keep hearing so much about?

Also - what do you guys use to make your fogs match the HIDs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
422 Posts
Alot of us who aren't lucky enough have the '02 TL must rewire the standing "hot" wire to the Inspire switch and off the stalk/pkg light relay.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,827 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Satin said:
Alot of us who aren't lucky enough have the '02 TL must rewire the standing "hot" wire to the Inspire switch and off the stalk/pkg light relay.
Don't you mean '03 TL? ;)

:kiss:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
422 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
I think you are asking about this...

The fog lamp re-wire is for the 2002-2003 models. Acura made the cars 50-state DOT compliant, therefore the fog lamps only come on with the headlights. Alot of folks, myself included, re-wired the fogs to come on with the parking lights or by themselves.

Its a relatively cheap mod, do it yourself or any shop ~$30-$45, and makes a distinction. It also looks really cool when you are driving before dusk with just your fog lamps and parking lights on.
 

Attachments

·
magic number ==> 69
Joined
·
318 Posts
yup you can only do this mod with 02 or 03, though the mod is cheap but it looks GOOD:boink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,610 Posts
Regarding the HID fogs, some are buying the Philip's 6000K bulbs which supposedly let out a more blueish tint (our hids are blue when they come on, but turn white when they are hot). They place these in the front headlight assembly and put the oem HID in the fogs with the 6000k kit. Size wise, they are the same - 9006. This ain't cheap, about $600. An alternative might be just get some hid-looking bulbs for the fogs, like PIAA Super Plasmas.
 

·
Acuraworld Junior Member
Joined
·
99 Posts
ElegantTL-S said:
It just looks cool mainly. Also, you can try to get any normal superwhite bulbs, but your always better off upgrading to HID. :D If you get the Phillips 4300K upgrade, it'll match with your factory ones. Here is a pic of my foglight mod.
show us one with the head light on too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,059 Posts
Re: I think you are asking about this...

jl_young said:
The fog lamp re-wire is for the 2002-2003 models. Acura made the cars 50-state DOT compliant, therefore the fog lamps only come on with the headlights. Alot of folks, myself included, re-wired the fogs to come on with the parking lights or by themselves.

Its a relatively cheap mod, do it yourself or any shop ~$30-$45, and makes a distinction. It also looks really cool when you are driving before dusk with just your fog lamps and parking lights on.
Hehe, that looks like my pic :sqnteek: :p

I have a bunch of wiretaps left over if anyone wants one email me your snail mail and I'll drop it in the mail [email protected]

Really easy mod, truly a 10-minute mod. I like it because I always drive with my lights on, always have always will. Now I can drive with just the fogs on during the day and not annoy people with the HIDS. Also what's cool is when you remote-unlock the car the fogs will flash, makes it nice and easy to see in a parking lot.

Here's some more shots... from this gallery



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,000 Posts
BlackFire TLS said:


show us one with the head light on too.
I don't think I have any pics of all my lights on. I will check, if not, I'll take one tonight and post it.

There's only two bad parts on this mod.

1. if you leave your lights on and let it autoshutoff, and when you push the lock button to make sure it's locked, your HID's will flicker, due to the fact that it is now linked to the headlamps. that's bad for the ballast

2. if you get HID Fogs, you'll need to turn off the switch, or else it'll come on and off when u lock/unlock, bad for the ballast as well.
 

·
Acuraworld Junior Member
Joined
·
99 Posts
Re: Re: I think you are asking about this...

copland007 said:


Hehe, that looks like my pic :sqnteek: :p

I have a bunch of wiretaps left over if anyone wants one email me your snail mail and I'll drop it in the mail [email protected]

Really easy mod, truly a 10-minute mod. I like it because I always drive with my lights on, always have always will. Now I can drive with just the fogs on during the day and not annoy people with the HIDS. Also what's cool is when you remote-unlock the car the fogs will flash, makes it nice and easy to see in a parking lot.

Here's some more shots... from this gallery




does the 2nd and 3rd pic have the same fog?
 

·
Acuraworld Junior Member
Joined
·
99 Posts
ElegantTL-S said:


I don't think I have any pics of all my lights on. I will check, if not, I'll take one tonight and post it.

There's only two bad parts on this mod.

1. if you leave your lights on and let it autoshutoff, and when you push the lock button to make sure it's locked, your HID's will flicker, due to the fact that it is now linked to the headlamps. that's bad for the ballast

2. if you get HID Fogs, you'll need to turn off the switch, or else it'll come on and off when u lock/unlock, bad for the ballast as well.
really?! then I guess I won't even think about this mod.
 

·
Yuck Foo
Joined
·
2,589 Posts
So an ideal candidate for this mod would be the '01 and '02 CL's because our road lamps can flash without having a negative effect. Is this correct?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,059 Posts
BlackFire TLS:
yup all three shots are with oem fogs, I guess the flash of the camera makes a big difference.

SidVicious:
As long as you don't leave your headlights on or install HID fogs, us '02/'03s are also perfect candidates ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,000 Posts
BlackFire TLS said:


really?! then I guess I won't even think about this mod.
Yep. I'm still getting the HID Kit for the Fogs...I'll just leave the switch off, then when I want to blind people, i'll turn it on. :D I'm trying to figure out a way to customize my parking lots, and the way my car unlocks/locks. I'm going to be doing a custom alarm install. So this will be taken into consideration. Since i'm gonna have HID Fogs, and I don't want that flickering on and off.
 

·
Yuck Foo
Joined
·
2,589 Posts
So does anyone have a link to the instructions for this mod?
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top