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Diode Dynamics OE fog lights.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TheBeast, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Jul 21, 2022 at 11:03 PM
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  2. Jul 22, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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  3. Jul 22, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    Awesome! What are you replacing with the amber on your Tundra?
     
  4. Jul 22, 2022 at 2:29 PM
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    We are finally caught up with Elite backorders here at Hotshot Offroad. Whew!

    We even have a couple on the shelf now!
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2022 at 12:36 PM
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    It has the stock fogs that came with the SR5. Did Pop's Tacoma today


    Replacing the oem fogs
     
  6. Jul 29, 2022 at 6:46 AM
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    Hoping to get the time to install on the Tundra this weekend. Dad was taking pics after I installed on his Tacoma:

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  7. Jul 29, 2022 at 7:31 AM
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    Mine have arrived! I’m halfway through a gauge cluster install on my Squarebody Chevy right now but so tempted to put it on pause and slam these fog lights in!!!
     
  8. Jul 30, 2022 at 5:41 PM
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    Installed the yellow with amber backlighting today although I didn't know which wire to tap for the backlight part so that's not hooked up.

    Before:

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    After:

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    Dusk above the cutoff line of the beam:

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    Dusk, below the cutoff line of the beam:

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    I think it's gonna' look great with the amber backlight feature with the black bumper. Already looks pretty good before I even have it working.

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  9. Jul 31, 2022 at 6:22 AM
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    Looks great!
     
  10. Jul 31, 2022 at 7:35 AM
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    Off vs on with the new fogs

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  11. Jul 31, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    not sure this will help but my 21 SR5…I tapped into the violet wire off the side marker bulb
    Did have to remove a couple more 10mm to get my paw up in there to unplug but has been working with no probs
     
  12. Jul 31, 2022 at 7:55 AM
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    That does help; IIRC that's what they tapped on the Tacoma in their video as well. Thank you.
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2022 at 7:57 AM
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    :yes:Hell yea!!!! Damn that’s a good feeling
     
  14. Aug 1, 2022 at 7:13 AM
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    Not to beat a dead horse but these things sure are head and shoulders above the stockers. This was this morning in a pretty well lit parking garage.

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  15. Aug 1, 2022 at 8:47 AM
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  16. Aug 5, 2022 at 7:05 PM
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    Finally finished the fog lamp install, taking out the grille and headlights; much easier than I thought it would be. Access to the marker lights and thanks to you guys, got the backlight wiring hooked up. Hard to take good pictures of it though, gets drowned out by the other lights a bit.

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  17. Nov 3, 2023 at 4:28 PM
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    Could you guys be more specific on finding the wire to t-tap into? I'm about to do the install of these this weekend.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2023 at 5:04 AM
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    You do not have to remove the entire wheel well liner but when you unbolt the front and can get your hand in there (behind the oem fog assembly)
    Look up towards the small 194 bulb that goes into the side of the headlight.
    You may have to pull back some of the protective loom to see what is what.
    On my 21’ the violet wire was what I tapped for the amber backlight
     
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  19. Nov 4, 2023 at 12:17 PM
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    Thanks @AGTundra This is nerve-wracking. So violet wire for me would be parking light which is only on when headlights are on. I guess I would want to tap into the DLRs so the fogs always glow.


    Anyway, you used these violet wires, right?

    Looking down under the hood passenger side between the fender and washer fluid reservoir:
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    Looking down under the hood driver's side between the fender and battery:
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  20. Nov 4, 2023 at 6:22 PM
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    I didn’t tap into my DRL…so not sure best practice for that
    But yes it looks like you have the right wires identified and I get ya on the nerve racking part :thumbsup:
    Take your time and double check your connections
     
  21. Nov 12, 2023 at 7:04 AM
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    Nice lil Saturday upgrade :cool:

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    Shout out to @memario1214 for the upgraded light bar brackets.

    Now I’m realizing those Morimoto projectors with the amber DLRs would really tie this all together real nice…
     
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  22. Mar 10, 2024 at 1:07 AM
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    Im looking to get these for my 2016 Tundra. I upgraded to the 2018 OEM Tundra headlights and used the harness @iHacker makes for the DRL's.

    Is it a necessity to do the amber backlight hookup thing? If it is, how would I go about that with the Harness for the DRL's?
     
  23. Mar 29, 2024 at 9:08 AM
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    Are these brighter than the OE LED factory fogs ? Thats whats in the Tundra now and I think they suck.
     
  24. Mar 29, 2024 at 11:40 AM
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    I have the Max and they are way better than stock. A buddy got the BDs from @Juanjoolio007 and they are so bright we are not sure they are street legal!
     
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    I went with the pro power level …in amber and love them!
    Most def a upgrade over the oem led
     
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    I'm curious to know how these mount up, compared to the OEM TRD Pro Rigid lights? Even with all the cable tie hacks, my fogs shake like crazy and the cable ties just eventually break. Was studying the installation guide and from what I can tell, they still just mount up to the plastic bumper cover. Same goes for the direct fit BD options. Any intel or feedback on this?

    I already purchased the SS3 Max SAE fogs (universal standard mounting) and I'm just planning to mount them up using the Grainger Unistrut L bracket method that others have used on the after market Rigid Fogs, but I'm still curious...
     
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    These mount via a notch and screw system. Not quite like the Rigids, but similarly. My recommendation is to install the lights how you were planning to, use the zip-tie method to hold things in place as well as possible, and keep your dial turned to Hotshot Offroad. I'll have a fix coming for you hopefully sooner than later.
     
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    Thanks, but if I mount them how I plan, I shouldn't require any kind of zip ties since I'm fabricating a metal bracket to mount to metal on the front apron. I'm still very curious what you will come up with. Seems like DD should be talking to you and paying for your designs... I just ordered your 42" stealth bar brackets after a little digging into the stability issue on that light, as well.
     
  30. Jul 11, 2024 at 10:59 AM
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    Oh well if you're going steel-steel the rest of it doesn't matter!

    And I'm far from an engineer... :anonymous: I'm just a guy who sees this stuff every day so I know what works and what doesn't. Then I attempt to fix it by over-building something. You'll see soon enough as we shipped your brackets this morning :rofl:
     
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