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Old 08-07-2010, 12:09 PM
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Factory Fogs...Another way.

I don't think this is actually a How-To, but here is how I did my fogs to get a factory "look".

I have a friend who works at a salvage yard. I was up there on a Saturday, and I noticed that late model GMC trucks/SUVs have round fogs, just like HHR fogs. I pulled a set from a 2008 GMC Sierra. Naturally, the bracket was way different, but I figured I would give it a try. ***Especially since I got the two fogs for FREE...***

Here is how I did it.

Here is what the fogs look like while still in a truck




After removing them, they look like this



Obviously, this will not work in our HHRs. You have to get rid of the bulky bracket.

Like so....



Now...on to the HHR side of things.

All of us "NON-FOG" folks have these fillers:



After removing the filler (instructions on that found by searching the forum), you will need to start trimming away the excess plastic.
Be careful, you can always trim a little more, but it is very hard to put it back.

Start at the top, like so



Then remove the front portions, like so



Now, look closely and you can see where I placed two holes, just below the rectangel cut-outs that hold the filler to the HHR. These two holes match up with the pegs on the foglight housings. There is no easy way to measure, so I just pushed the light into the filler and eyeballed it.



Snap your light into the filler and test-fit it. Make any needed tweeks. I took a razor knife to mine to finish all the edges.



Don't worry if the filler doesn't seem to fit snugly around the light. Once you snap it back into the bumper, it will give it a nice squeeze.

I applied a few dabs of sillicone along the back of my lights to avoid any up/down tilting that might happen.

Then I snapped them into the bumper to have a look and to line them up before the sillicone dried.



As for power, you can use any of the methods that are already posted on the forum, but I chose to use a relay and wire them to my side markers. That way, as long as my park lights are on, my fogs will be, too. And the fogs remain on with low or high beam driving.



Hope this offers another option for those who can't locate factory HHR fogs.

* I think these lights are also found on some Pontiac cars, like Grand Prix and Grand Am.


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ADDING WIRING INFO.
SEVERAL REQUESTS FOR INSTRUCTIONS, SO HERE YA' GO

You will need one Bosch-type relay (found at almost any auto parts store)



Here is the PIN diagram on the relay



Wired mine like this:
FOG LIGHT ground wire connects to ground near each fog light.
FOG LIGHT positive wire runs up near the fuse box.

RELAY pin #87 connects to BOTH fog light positive wires
RELAY pin #30 connects to a positive source (I used the main power wire on the left side of fuse box) Install inline FUSE for safety
RELAY pin #85 to ground
RELAY pin #86 to side marker positive wire (or park light positive wire)...which ever one is easier to access

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i like. I would like to know how the wires are ran can u pm me that info

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Nice write up.

It also answered several members' question about how to run the fogs w/ brights on.
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i like. I would like to know how the wires are ran can u pm me that info

thanks nick
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Nice write up.
It also answered several members' question about how to run the fogs w/ brights on.
But this won't work if you actually have FACTORY INSTALLED fogs.
I'm still working on that mystery!?!?!
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Putter,
That's about the neatest installation I've ever seen. They look stock to me. Good job!!!
This should definetly be a 'sticky' in the 'how to' section.
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that is a great how to,but I live in PA and it is illegal to run with the fog lights on with the hi beams.so check your state inspection laws befor wiring to the parking lights
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Nice Mod.

I love having the Fogs, drive with mine on all the time. Except when I click on the high beams.
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that is a great how to,but I live in PA and it is illegal to run with the fog lights on with the hi beams.so check your state inspection laws befor wiring to the parking lights
Glad I am in Mississippi. We roll with 4x4 offroad lights on if we want to.

But if you have a similar state law, you can simply follow the instructions....BUT connect to the low beam positive wire INSTEAD of the marker light wire.

That will give you fogs on low-beam only.
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Very cool! Wish I could get my fogs to stay on all the time, because I always have to hit the switch...but I'm used to it now.

Great how to!
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Awesome Post!!! Thanks. I'll be looking for some Fog Lights now.
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