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Old 11-06-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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Fog Light Install on my LS!

Finished my fog light install on my LS today...A bit of a pain,but well worth it, my night time field of vision is almost doubled!
ANYWAY, here's a few lessons learned:

1). Yep, the front bumper/fascia HAS to be removed, but you don't HAVE to take off the tires, although it makes things MUCH easier

2). Make sure to order the bezels ($15.00) unless you want to cut the existing bezels.

2). Be CAREFUL with the side panel lights. There's a gray clip that you have to unlock before the light panel slides out. I snapped a piece on the mount, but re-secured it with the screw

3). Since the LS comes without a fog light switch, the harness from GM parts will not work as is, I had to splice the fog light wires into the side panel marker lights, which is fine, just match up the hot and ground wires to the corresponding wires on the harness.

SO when the DRLs are on, the fogs are OFF, when the sun sets, the fogs and sides light up-Also you can manually activate them via the parking light position, which is what I wanted to do anyway..

All in all, not a bad Saturday project,it took me about 3 hours, most of that locating screws and fender snaps. Special THANKS to GM Parts direct and Jay Griffin for getting everything to me so fast and answering my questions!! IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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You are better than my dealer. He said it was not possible to put fogs in an LS.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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You are better than my dealer. He said it was not possible to put fogs in an LS.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
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???

this might be a stupid question. but what the hell do you cut the black bezel with. because that some hard plastic! lol any help would be appreciated lol
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:05 AM   #5
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this might be a stupid question. but what the hell do you cut the black bezel with. because that some hard plastic! lol any help would be appreciated lol
Well, Jay at GM parts direct suggested I order the bezels too, that way there's no cutting and everything sort of snaps into place. Only $15.00 a piece...
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:25 AM   #6
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Did you get factory fogs? If so do you have a p/n and how much were they? Also do you still have the p/n on the bezels?
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #7
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wow...They don't simply make a kit from gmpp or something huh? My dealer also told me I cannot put fogs on a ls...I can put 1000w MH/HPS HID grow lights in there if I want, just wanted something plug&play...New cars without factory or aftermarket support yet, I guess?
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:52 PM   #8
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TOO SKDREADS.... The hard plastic can be cut with a dremel. I didit and it took like 5 min to cut each one and i just bought a 30 dollar dremel. The fog light i installed where the Hella Low Beam Projectors that AAC sells and they fit just fine when you cut around the bezel.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:58 PM   #9
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I am gonna have to ask you questions on a pm later when I get on my pc.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:21 AM   #10
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3). Since the LS comes without a fog light switch, the harness from GM parts will not work as is, I had to splice the fog light wires into the side panel marker lights, which is fine, just match up the hot and ground wires to the corresponding wires on the harness.
I was thinking of doing the same thing to my LS, but I'm new at this kind of stuff. Sorry for the dumb questions.

I have not seen the wiring harness from GM, so is it just two wires with plugs on both ends and you just cut off the one plug and splice that into the side marker lights?

Did you have to order two harness?

Are the Hot and Ground wires different colors on the side marker lights?

Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:15 PM   #11
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #12
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I sent you a PM please read.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:21 AM   #13
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:23 AM   #14
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my dealer said the same thing..i want to install fog lights but have no clue how and everyone i ask seems to not know eithor..you know one dealer even told me to trade my ls in for one with fog light ..smh..what was the total cost?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:27 PM   #15
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my dealer said the same thing..i want to install fog lights but have no clue how and everyone i ask seems to not know eithor..you know one dealer even told me to trade my ls in for one with fog light ..smh..what was the total cost?
I think the total cost ran about $200.00 for bezels, harness and fog light assembly. REMEMBER, if you wire 'em to the side marker lights, they only come on at night or when you turn on the parking lights. You could add a switch and relay if you wanted, but that's way more involved...
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #16
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I was thinking of doing the same thing to my LS, but I'm new at this kind of stuff. Sorry for the dumb questions.

I have not seen the wiring harness from GM, so is it just two wires with plugs on both ends and you just cut off the one plug and splice that into the side marker lights?

Did you have to order two harness?

Are the Hot and Ground wires different colors on the side marker lights?

Thanks!

Right, for the harness, there's a separate socket that you won't need. Just get some connectors from Autozone or Home Depot. Solder those to your leads and connect them. That way if you need to disconnect, you won't have to cut and splice...

order just ONE Harness, that's all you need. I can't remember if the wire colors are different, I think the ground leads on both are black though. I remember it was obvious though....
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:02 PM   #17
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Ummm....you took off the front. But it can be done without removing the front end.






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Old 08-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #18
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thanks for the help..i have installed fog lights to my ls and changed the front bumper to the 2ss bumper..
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:18 AM   #19
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Bezels are only $9.55/each at Rock Auto.

Buy fog lights for 2007-2011 Tahoe from ebay - same part number as Camaro but people charge less since they don't know they work on the Camaro - $68/pair.

On the LS only, doesn't the side marker blink with the turn signal? So taping into those will make the fogs blink too, right?
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:35 AM   #20
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i ran a seperate switch so my fogs are not controlled by my side lights..
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:03 PM   #21
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Anyone know the correct pigtail that can be used with the fog lights? I think it's Dorman 85855 but I can't be sure by the pics. I would rather have a waterproof pigtail plug and wire into the existing parking lights than a direct hardwire.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #22
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Here is an AC Delco pigtail that will work AC/DELCO PT2390, this fits the 5205 fog light bulb. It is about $30 per plug, why so much?

I see Dorman 85855 can be had for $7.50 each, not sure if it will fit???
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #23
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Ordered the 85855s, will let you know if they work.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #24
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I am planning on retrofitting my 1LS headlights, painting them matte black and adding halos to get the RS style look. I'll have 5000K bulbs (I think: whichever is white) in the headlights. I'd also like to do fog lights, but I want it to match. What would the best route for me to take? Thanks.
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The dorman 85855 pigtails will not fit the 5202 bulb
Why does a pigtail cost $30 each for these bulbs?

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