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2018 LED Fog Light Installation Instructions w/Pics

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by BayRunner, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Dec 17, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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    none yet!!

    How did you do it?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:03 AM
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    Since you have a 2018 truck, you probably have the dreaded blue clips holding them in and may need to go through the back. @texasrho83 has a 2016.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    I bought Auer 2 in 1 fogs on the forum here. The lights and surround. Don't want / need the DRL. Wondering if I can use the fogs as plug and play. I emailed Auer but have not received a response. Anyone happen to know?
     
  4. Dec 17, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    Yes the fog light part is plug and play. The DRL uses it's own controller and switch. So if you don't want the DRL function you can just add them as fogs.
     
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  5. Dec 17, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    Thanks for the knowledge!
     
  6. Dec 17, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    I've done a little..
    I took a flathead and gently pried the fog light housing/bezel out to get to the harness. Installed my ballasts and HIDs then popped the housing back in.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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    Screw driver equals :(. You can use a plastic panel pry tool in the future. Cheap at harbor freight
     
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  8. Dec 19, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    Nice thing about Auer, is they pay labor for replacement under warranty.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    Auer is what dealerships uses as factory equipment, they manufacture and sell specifically for Toyota applications
     
  10. Dec 20, 2017 at 2:20 AM
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    We use them as a reliable alternative to factory equipment. I have there led fog in my truck and have never had an issue
     
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  11. Dec 29, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    If you guys go LED on the interior, let me save you a couple minutes of pure frustration. Passenger side, map light. When putting new bulb in, be careful. Disconnect battery and pry open the copper prongs that hold the bulb slightly. Otherwise, you may push the prongs up into the console. What really happens, is the prongs are part of a PC board. However, this side is only tied in by a single plastic nipple. It's easy to push that prong off the nipple. If it happens, don't waste time trying to pry it down into place. Will do more damage. Just remove the overhead console. 2 Screws in sunglass holder, pull back from the front, and down from rear. Disconnect harness, then look at the top. Pop the circuit back onto the nipple, all is good.
     
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  13. Dec 29, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    I went the long route fearing the blue clips but my truck didn’t have the blue clips. Lol
     
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  14. Dec 29, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    :annoyed::facepalm::notsure: I guess there is no rhyme or reason...
     
  15. Jan 20, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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  16. Jan 20, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    What the cost on the 18 fog lights
     
  17. Jan 28, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    @BayRunner , @BlueBottle , thank you very much for these instructions. I installed the '18 LED Fog lights and then the headlights yesterday. Your instructions helped me save time AND I did not break the clips! These types of DIY really help a lot. First, I removed the wheel well panels and replaced the fog lights, and tested operation, leaving the panels off until I could check for proper aim when the headlights were done. Next, I removed the grille and panels underneath the headlights. Removed old headlights; installed new headlights with harness from @eledobleu. Then, checked aim, adjusted driver side (which was a little higher than passenger side). Finally, reinstalled all panels and grille. Took my time (4 hours total from unbox to cleanup) and they work great!
    Thanks again!

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  18. Feb 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    Those look awesome!
     
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  19. Mar 23, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    Is there any way to tell if my fog lights have the (Blue) clip without removing the wheel well liner?
     
  20. Mar 23, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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    I don't think so. The only way I was able to tell was looking through the wheel well. You have a '17, so you most likely do have one.
     
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  21. Apr 11, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    I read this thread and it created some trepidation regarding the clips. there is no need for any, this is truly a 20 minute job. Remove the bolts like the OP said. Regarding the wheel well splash guard; gently use a pry tool or flat head to help each tab then simply rotate the panel down for removal. use no fore or aft force. the whole panel simply rotates down or back up into position. with the clips pried slightly up, there is nothing holding it so it just comes right out. when you install it will lock back into place.

    My '15 did not have the blue clip but you need to get back there to aim them anyways. mine lined up out of the box though.


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  22. Apr 11, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks for this info. I didn't have any issues either, but was glad that the plastic tab concern was pointed out so I could use a trim tool to move it out of the way.
     
  23. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    Did you have to do anything else besides plug in the new fog's?? I just put some 2018 oem fogs on and now my fogs don't turn on. I checked fuses and they are good. Plugged stock back in and still nada.
     
  24. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    make sure your ignition is on, headlights are on, and fog lights are on. if you've done all that make sure you connected the harness properly to each bulb
     
  25. Apr 16, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    Checked and rechecked all that. Is there another way to connect them? I only see one way they can connect. The fins prevent it from going in the other way. I am stumped with this. Thank you for the info
     
  26. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    @BayRunner Thank you so much for your post! I have a 2017 Tundra Limited, and your instructions worked perfectly.

    Couple of notes to share. My Limited did not have the blue tab. However, I still found it easier to take off the back panel before popping out the fog lights. It is very hard to negotiated it out otherwise.

    However, I'm going have to get back there to adjust the Morimoto XB LED fog lights. THey are pointing too high. Does any one know which way to turn to go down? Hopefully I can just reach through there w/o remove it all off again.
     
  27. Apr 17, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    You are welcome @VAQuicksand ! I'm glad you were able to use his as a guide. Post a pic of your new lights. Would love to see them.
     
  28. Apr 20, 2018 at 5:06 AM
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    @BayRunner Tried to do a night shot but there was too much glare. Day shot here..

    One thing, I did notice with the morimotos. They are point too low, I will need to level it one evening. Unfortunately, that means I will have to take off all the panels again. Hope I can reach back there with the screwdriver to adjust the height.
     
  29. Apr 20, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Looks good. I like it. I wouldn't worry about having to take the panels off to aim them. Now that you have experience doing it, it will be no big deal. You now know exactly what to expect.
     
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    6 inch pro comp lift kit. 35x 12.5. 20 inch XD series rims. Flow master outlaw cat back system with dual exit, Black 3.5 inch tips. 2018 trd grill color matched. Yellow fog lights oem style. No name brand hid 10k kit. Spider black housing projectors, blacked out. Amp research electronic running boards with led.
    I wanted to do that to mine as well! Looks good man!!
     

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