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How to install foglights on a vz executive

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Holden vz, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Holden vz

    Holden vz New Member

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    Hey guys

    Got a sv6 body kit on my car but no fog lights
    thinking of buying a pair off eBay but just want to know if anyone has done this before and what I would need to install them
    if someone could help me out on this it would be greatly appreciated
     
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    being an exec your car wont have the wiring to run it, meaning you will have to wire it all yourself.
     
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    Is it too complicated to do it my self or should I get someone to do it for me?
     
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    do you have a basic skill and common sence, IF answered YES . you wont have a issue.. buy yourself a cheap test light to use checking for power //earths
    .. MOST kits come with every thing needed,, switch/ relay /wire/etc.. NOW the issue are they going too be true fog lights (yellow) if not there are clear lens there called driving lights,, IF that's the case check with your road authourity/police regarding use off them. Some states its illegal to use them in certain conditions. TRUE FOG lights are wired in too your low beam headlights, as too much light HIGH BEAM isn't want you want when driving in fog ... HENCE why there yellow... TAKE your time its pretty simple really ,, and your learning a new skill
     
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    Just because its an executive doesnt mean it wont have wiring ... you'd be surprised the number that do.

    Quickest way to check is the fusebox under the bonnet - have a look at the empty relay spot "Fog Light". If you can see the little silver pins in that empty space then your in luck, if its just empty plastic holes then your out of luck.

    You can also poke around under the front bumper bar where the foggies would go and look for the plugs, they will be taped to other wiring looms and might be hard to spot.

    I'm not saying you WILL have it, I'm saying there is a chance you will have it. I have seen many VZ Execs with the wiring in place, equally I have seen many without.
     
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    nah don't have it so, I think ill buy some hids for it if there legal
     
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    you lucked out, sorry bud :hmmm:
     
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    Are you able to buy a fog light bezel that will fit the executive front bumper?
     
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    Short answer is no, trust me I tried.

    While the bezel pops out, there is nothing that fits it. I wasted much money on various bezels.

    I ended up buying some of the small round pencil fog lights from supercheap as they fitted in quite well, just cut the hole & stuck it in.

    This is the guide a mate did which gave me the idea http://forums.justcommodores.com.au...rmarket-driving-lights-into-standard-bar.html includes photos of his mates wagon.
     
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    hay mate i have done this , I have a vz exec and it took me a while to get it right i even swapped over the dull halogen light to xeneon's

    @Tourqative there are no stock wire looms on the VZ exec possibly on a Lumina/Berlina but not the exec

    what you will need for the install ...

    some common scenes
    a 30 amp pre made relay kit off ebay ($25)
    Good speaker wiring
    vz SS/CLUBBY pop out light switch off ebay ($40)
    lights/ or xeneons either way ($100)
    SS/SV6 light covers ($100)

    if you look up the Thread i made a post about how to wire up xeneons fog lights to a vz executive
    But you will need some understanding about relays to understand.

    Link > http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/vz-holden-commodore-2004-2006/208549-wiring-up-xeneon-fog-lights-genuine-fog-light-switch-via-relay-problems.html

    You could also go to a *GOOD* auto electrician to get them wired them but it will cost you at least $240 (not including all the other stuff you will need) in my opinion not worth it because its possible to do it yourself!
     
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    Sorry i forgot to answer this but xenon's are not legal in fog-lights simply because they are very bright and are only legal in a projector style lens
    i get high beamed by alot of angry drivers every time i use them but meeehhh havent been pulled over by police they even get drivers to move out the way :p
     
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    haha ive done some research on installing them it seems simple I guess ill give it a go
     
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    hey guys need your help again
    I got the fog lights working but now the low beam is stuffed I tapped the fogy's into the brown wire at the end of the loom were it connects to the headlights any suggestions
     
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    hi i have fog light wiring and empty relay spot with silver pins in, so what will i have to do next???
    thanks
     
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    So the foglight housings for a vz exec cant be replaced with housings from something like say a berlina, svz or lumina?
     
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    no you need to get the whole bumper
     
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    Most execs will have the wiring sitting there. Requires, foglights, suitable bumper (exec bumper can’t be retro fitted), Headlight switch with fog light switch, relay.
     

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