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Old November 27th, 2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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my new fog/driving light IS IT LEGAL?

first the fog's info
maker, Cyber White
model/name, nv-515W navigator/driving lamp
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halogen fog lamp
55w

my concern is once after the install i notice the light pattern is very spread out. even to the side.
my setup is where the stock fogs goes. i cut out a spot in the old plastic cover and mount it there. but i mount it along the wall of the plastic cover. which is at an angle. along the curve of the front bumper.
is it legal? will i get pull over cause of stray light beam?
look at the pictures and judge. please, thanks.

at off right now i'm not wiring it up for use yet. for that cocern.
thanks again.

http://s88081946.onlinehome.us/honda/fogs/page_01.htm
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Old November 27th, 2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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That's some of the worst glare I've ever seen. You should be more concerned about that, despite it's legality.
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yeah, the stock fogs sit back in the housing instead of curving at an agle, which yours look like they do now. I would be concerned with the way your setup looks.......Here's a suggestion, I used the stock fogs and upgraded to an 80w bulb and they look very nice........good luck!
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Old November 27th, 2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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yeah, the stock fogs sit back in the housing instead of curving at an agle, which yours look like they do now. I would be concerned with the way your setup looks.......Here's a suggestion, I used the stock fogs and upgraded to an 80w bulb and they look very nice........good luck!
you do know it's an after market fog? and yes i line it up with the curve of the bumper. so does changing to a higher watt fix the stray light/glare?

again i'm concern with the wide spread of the pattern. is that normal? and will i get pull over for it?

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so does changing to a higher watt fix the stray light/glare?

again i'm concern with the wide spread of the pattern. is that normal? and will i get pull over for it?
Upgrading to a higher wattage bulb will probably worsen the glare, although it doesn't hurt to try. Glare is sometimes caused by the reflector/projector design of the light housing. A good reflector will have superior light focusing properties resulting in an optimum beam pattern on the road without excessive glare.

You shouldn't be pulled over, but that's not your primary concern. The wide spread of the beam pattern is definitely not normal (unless you like driving close to the curb...) The oblique mounting position is the culprit, and there are only two ways you can rectify that. Either recess the lights on the inside of each mounting hole, or remount the lights in front of the radiator, where the bumper is relatively straight. That's what I did with my aftermarket fogs and they look nice, very nice.

BTW, a lot of glare is not that uncommon. Many aftermarket lighting systems have substantial glare. Mine also produce glare, even though they are an expensive set. I have a theory that it might be today's smaller housings combined with high-wattage bulbs that are largely responsible for this, but a lighting expert will probably have a better idea.
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Old November 28th, 2003, 03:56 AM   #6
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APOLLON thanks alot for that. that's exactly what i wanted to find out. and yes i tried fixing the mounting and still doesn't work. so i end up cutting up my eom plastic fog cover. so now i have two opening there. (chicken wire grill?! ) but i end up putting it in front of the radiator grill. *sigh well atleast i know how to takeout/put in my bumper.
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APOLLON thanks alot for that. that's exactly what i wanted to find out. and yes i tried fixing the mounting and still doesn't work. so i end up cutting up my eom plastic fog cover. so now i have two opening there. (chicken wire grill?! ) but i end up putting it in front of the radiator grill. *sigh well atleast i know how to takeout/put in my bumper.
avaenger,

I'm going to install the same set of lights in my coupe right about here...


Could you take a pic of your wiring setup or tell me how you did it? I'm a newb at this and I don't want to screw anything uyp. I am also curious as where to mount that little box. Thanks!
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Old November 28th, 2003, 02:33 PM   #8
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If anyone has questions about aftermarket fog light installation on the 7th gen Accord, ask here. I have been involved in fine-tuning my setup for the better part of a month, so have much experience. I even know of a place to pass the switch wire through the firewall that's so fast and easy, it's laughable.
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nice fog light wat kind fog light it is?
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Old November 29th, 2003, 11:59 AM   #10
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I don't know if it's legal or not but you are going to piss off alot of people coming the other way with the lights facing out to the sides like that. It is very annoying!
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Old December 1st, 2003, 12:58 AM   #11
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maker, Cyber White
model/name, nv-515W navigator/driving lamp
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halogen fog lamp
55w

about the setup. right now i wired it up to my lo beam fuse. i just skip the whole switch. so it'll come on with my lo beam

ONE THING TO NOTE. BLOWN FUSE CAUTION!
the fog come with an inline fuse. 15 i think.
and the lo beam fuse is 10.
so i've been popping my lo beam 10 fuse for a while (4). untill i figure it out. right now i gotten rid of the 15 inline fuse. and replace the lo beam 10 to a 15 fuse. and it seem fine.
is this okay? please give tip. any one have problem with the fuse?
thanks
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Sorry to be so neagive, but with those lights cut into there like that, it really looks like crap. I would move them to the center grille area and then go buy the 6MT bumper scoops to fill those holes.

Just my 2 cents though
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where can i buy the fog lamp like that...any help?
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Old December 1st, 2003, 07:04 PM   #14
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pepboy for me. $20.
and yes i'm thinking about a nicely painted grill for the two holes
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Old July 30th, 2004, 10:10 PM   #15
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hey guys.. just following up on a long time thread.

i know its in the 6th gen but i see lots of 7th gen questions here and i have a 7th gen as well.

i just got some xenarc aux lights as a gift! they look nice (uninstalled.. haha), but i have a few questions regarding mounting. thanks for the pictures avenger, i really can see what the back of the bumper looks like, and my friends dad who's a mechanic said that it's hard to mount foglights where OEM foglights go.

but my question is if i mount it like how most people mount aftermarket lights in front of the radiator:

1) is it easy for people to steal it (ie: rip it off by pulling)

2) will your lense crack easily, because i can see lots of bugs and rocks hit my radiator


thanks guys, any replies would be appreciated.
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Old July 31st, 2004, 01:43 AM   #16
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yea it does look very bad at that mounting. i move it infront of the radiator. lasted for about 4 months then one died on my. i guess $20 bucks a pep boy will get you that.
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hey avenger

how did it die? electrical faults or some rock smashed against it?
was it secure under the radiator, could someone pull it off?
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 12:43 AM   #18
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heh i say it's due to the $20 i put in to it =D cheap crap.

i think with many other fogs they are screw down from behind the bumper right? for me it was. they have mounting bracket and i drill holes and screw it in.

i dont' think any one can jack it off easily. sure they can use the bolt cutter and snap off the mounting bracket. other than that they would have a hard time.
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