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Old 06-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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DIY V-LEDS 28 LED 5202 Fog Lights High Output! I mean BRIGHT results.

Hey all,
Well I have a 2ss non rs in which I replaced my halogen with 6k HIDS a while ago and the fogs where just plain annoying with the standard bulb so I decided for some LED fogs. I finally found a set that match my HIDS and actually put out alot of light @ V-LEDS.COM you can buy them direct @ http://www.v-leds.com/V-LEDS-6K-HID-...-p8701564.html
They should also have the bulb for the RS version if different.

I know there may be a DYI out there but this is also to show how bright these bulbs really are!

These use 28 as opposed to 18 of a 1/2 watt SMT LEDs for combined total of 400 lumen, this is easily the brightest 5202 LED on the market today. I mean take a look at this day time pic!


So first things first, tools needed.
T15 torx, quick connects/vampire clips ( provided) and ziptie to keep the wire in place and not moving around. heres a size comparison to the old bulb.


crank your wheel to the right and remove the 3 fender bolts with a t15 torx screwdriver, reach in and unplug the old light, its a little tricky squeeze and shake. What I used was a couple vampire clips or quick connectors to splice into the pre existing wires heres a pic.


Crank wheel to the left and repeat.

Heres the result! Brightest LED fogs out there, more LEDS more Lumens better look!

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FOGS on only no headlights or other lights


Video to show how bright at night Fogs only, no other lights, then with hids on.


Thanks for looking! ask any questions If you may have, this install was super easy and a must for all the people with HIDS!
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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Nice. I have purchased alot from V-LEDS when I had my Acura TL. Great quality.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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Wow! Those look 10x better than the 5202 bulbs I got from AAC for basically the same price. Looks like they are using a mini-ballast that the AAC bulbs don't have.

Wish I could see a closer look at the vampire clips and how they work. I'm assuming they don't come with the vampire clips.

I just may have to break down and buy these. I'm not happy at all with the looks of AAC's 5202 with my 6k lights.

BTW: Love the look of the 6k lights.... Be glad you got the 6k over the 8k and didn't have to waste your money buying another set of bulbs like did.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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Just looked at the video.....how did you get your Fogs to come on without the headlights?


Edit: Another question....it looks as though the ballast has two wires for input. Do you just tap those into the input for the factory plug? I'm assuming that it doesn't have matter which wire goes to which. It's just making a loop to turn on the ballast?
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:51 PM   #5
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Did you replace the DRLs too? If not, I think you should. I got mine from V-LEDs too and ordered the 194 LEDs for the DRL's. Makes it look really nice! The first pic wa obvious they hadn't been changed but the following pics I couldn't tell by the glare from the headlight. Looks nice to have those LEDs there.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
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Hey all, yeah I'm glad I got the 6k hids too, I would have hated to get another pair of HID's. As far as the clips with all of there new kits they are provided, I'll post a pic later of the clips, gotta see if I have one but they work easy, they basically just tap into the existing wire without cutting it.

Since i have a non-rs from the factory we get total control of fogs, the actual headlights are the DRL's and we can turn em off and just hit the fog button for them to go in.

Yeah they just tap into the existing to wires for the fogs, I tried both way on wires and both work so it doesn't matter.

You can use code CAMARO5 for 10% off anything on there site. These are by far the brightest and u won't be dissapointed, I know im extremely satisfied with them!
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:45 AM   #7
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sorry couldnt find any closer pics of the vampire clips, and did not want to reopen the wheel wells, but you can be assured V-LED'S provide all the needed parts to install.

Enjoy a real Fog light! and dont forget CAMARO5 coupon code to save 10% anything they sell.
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Yeah....think I'm going to be doing this soon. It's just that I've been scrapping money together for my Header/Exhaust/Tune fund ( I need about $2,500) and I hate to tap into that but I may not have any other choice.


Did you ever find a mod or a way to make it so the Fogs will come on with the headlights and/or a way to have it remember that you turned on the Fogs the last time you were in the car?

I forget to turn on the Fogs.....actually at this point I don't turn then one even when I remember because of the color difference. I wish there was a way I could stop it from always turning off the Fogs every time I turn off the car.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:51 PM   #9
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Nah, haven't found a way to have the fogs come on with headlights, it would be cool if the computer would remember though, I'm sure someone will figure that out one of these days.
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Wow, those fogs have tons of glare, i wouldn't want to be driving the opposite way from you.
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Ok....just placed an order for the fog lights and some license plate lights.

I'll post how they look and maybe get some close up of the vampire clips once they are installed.

Thanks for the heads up on the coupon code. That saved me $12 which was almost the cost of the license plate lights.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:11 AM   #12
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Ok....just placed an order for the fog lights and some license plate lights.

I'll post how they look and maybe get some close up of the vampire clips once they are installed.

Thanks for the heads up on the coupon code. That saved me $12 which was almost the cost of the license plate lights.
Will these work on cars with the RS package?
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:17 AM   #13
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WOW looks good but for the price i can get my self some nice HID lights for that price.

but other then that they do look good great find
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looks great, BRIGHT LIGHTS
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Will these work on cars with the RS package?
Actually I think the RS takes a different bulb. I can't remember which one it is. I would send these guys and email and ask about them.


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WOW looks good but for the price i can get my self some nice HID lights for that price.
$100??? (+ the 10% off)

All the higher end HID kits like AAC and BfXenon are around $230. I know there are some that are alot cheaper but I wouldn't trust them. Especially since the non-RS cars use the headlights for the DRL. The DRL is just run at a lower wattage. If the relay/ballast isn't setup for that lower wattage then you'll get flickering of the the light.
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These look really good I might have to order a set!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:06 PM   #17
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Ughhh.......just got my ligts in and there are no vampire clips.

I'm assuming I can get these at an auto parts store?



Edit: Never mind.....I got some at the store and installed the lights tonight. I took pics and I'll post tomorrow.
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Got them installed. They are definately BRIGHT. They are alot closer to my 6000k lights but still don't exactly match.

I had a hard time getting the vampire clips to work so I ended up removing a small piece of the wire and just attaching them there. Some people will be a little scared of this but I use to do it all the time back in my highschool days when I installed stereo equipment.

I went ahead and included a picture of the vampire clips so others can get an idea of how they work.

I would still recommend these over the AAC 5202 because they are much closer to the 6000k lights...my wife agreed as well. It's hard to tell in the pictures but you can see in the last picture the difference in brightness. AAC on passenger side, V-LED on driver side. Also, notice the broken piece/tab from the AAC bulb. If you look closely at both of them (they should match exactly) you'll see that the AAC bulb is missing the push in tabs on both sides....that's because they broke off as soon as I tried pushing them in the first time. I also ended up breaking off one of the clips so those bulbs were being held in by only one clip. The AAC base is extremely brittle and breaks if you even look at it wrong. The other AAC base broke off a big piece and the last clip as well when I took it out. The V-LED went in without a problem and has both clips and push tabs intact.The quality of the V-LED base is 10x better than the AAC. AAC's HID kit is quality but the 5202 bulb is crap IMO.

Even though they are bright you still can't see a difference in the lighting with them on. The HID lights are just to bright for them to make a difference.

I removed the fog light assembly this time. This is the only way to do it. It is very easy to remove the 3 bolts on the fender well and remove the whole fog light. Once you do that you have plenty of room to work with.
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All the higher end HID kits like AAC and BfXenon are around $230. I know there are some that are alot cheaper but I wouldn't trust them. Especially since the non-RS cars use the headlights for the DRL. The DRL is just run at a lower wattage. If the relay/ballast isn't setup for that lower wattage then you'll get flickering of the the light.
Never once paid more then $100 for HIDs for any of the cars and bikes I have owned. I have 100% trust in the "cheaper" HIDs as they are the same quality as the higher priced ones.
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Never once paid more then $100 for HIDs for any of the cars and bikes I have owned. I have 100% trust in the "cheaper" HIDs as they are the same quality as the higher priced ones.
Trust me this is not the case. There is some kits that are close in technology but most of the ones with large price differences are not even close. To the average person they might not care but if you want a kit that can be installed without worry's which most of the car public is looking for a higher end kit is the way to go!
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Trust me this is not the case. There is some kits that are close in technology but most of the ones with large price differences are not even close. To the average person they might not care but if you want a kit that can be installed without worry's which most of the car public is looking for a higher end kit is the way to go!


It's worth it to me to pay a little extra for a reputable company that uses quality parts.

If you feel like buying the cheap stuff off eBay....then by all means do. I'm going to use a company that I can pick up the phone and talk to or get a quick reply though email from.
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