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VE OMEGA Foglights?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by ansett727rma, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. NickVR

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    Where are you located?

    It has been done on my dads car (Berlina and SS use the same lights). But we didn't wire it up. I'll try and find out how it was done and try to post a how to on the weekend. I just put up a how to thread to show how to take off the VE bumpers. Might be useful for you.
     
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    Thanks Nick, A wiring how-to would be great! Where will it be posted? i will look out for it. Do you know where exactly the wires enter the cabin? I remember this was a bitch when fitting foglights to my VS, had to drill through the wall into the cabin - something im not willing to do with a VE lol.

    The bumper replacment is fairly straightforward and i have already done it, however i don't think a how-to has been posted for that yet and others will definatly benefit =)

    Unfortunatly I am in Sydney so i can't use the SA place you mentioned earlier.
     
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    Just to get in on the whole fog lights drama... This is direct from the QLD Department of Transport...

    Fog lamps are intended to improve the illumination of the road in
    conditions of fog, snowfall, rainstorms or dust clouds.
    The ADRs do not specify the maximum wattage of bulbs used in fog
    lamps but are required to be so designed to provide illumination with
    limited dazzle. There is no restriction in Queensland legislation as to
    where fog lamps can be used, for example built up areas.

    http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/resources/file/eb623d40bca6f9e/VSI_G_1.0_Auxiliary_Driving_Lamps_Fitted_to_Motor_Vehicles.pdf

    At least this might sort out some of the drama.
     
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    Page three dude...

    • Fog lamps must not be used except in fog or mist or under other
    atmospheric conditions which restrict visibility.

    So there legal document is basically saying you can use them ANY where, only under conditionswhich restrcit vsibility dude, it is illegal.
     
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    Nothing yet, haven't had time. Might try this weekend if I get a spare hour or two. Sorry mate.
     
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    no worries, im not in any hurry! Cheers :)
     
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    last week i purchased the fog bezel for my ve omega however seeing about $300 for a set of genuine fog lamps i instead got a set of aftermarket fog lights off ebay for $30. at first they did not fit the bezel so i made custom brackets so they fit ok now.

    as for wiring today i purchased a headlamp wiring kit from supercheapauto for $20, the setup is pre-wired, fused, relay & switch, all is needed is to plug & play. i'm installing everything this sunday so hopefully will have my camera snapshots while installing it.

    its what i could only afford at the moment but all up for the parts only cost me $100 (bargain!!!) where as all genuine parts would've been $400.

    question: which bung in the firewall of the omega is the best route to feed cables from cabin to engine bay?
     
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    hmm interesting. Ive already got the fog/lights and bezels, and the fog-light-equipped light switch. But i may get the $20 aftermarket wiring kit for the rest.

    Let us know how you go, and where you end up feeding those cables through into the cabin.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
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    By the sounds of things, the Omega's don't have any provisions in the wiring for fog lights unlike previous models. It wouldn't be hard to use an aftermarket wiring kit and retain the factory fog light switch, but a loom may need to be purchased in order to adapt the aftermarket kit to the switch/foglights unless they are prewired.
    Cheers
     
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    Today I set on completing the Fog Lamp install. Camera ready here are some photos of my progress.

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    Its the Berlina fog bezel custom fitted with an aftermarket fog lamp as I couldn't afford the genuine ones. Notice the aftermarket fog lamps have its on chrome circle. If I took that off then the actual lamp size is smaller than the hole of the bezel by 1cm around, so I left it on, it ain't look too bad having double chrome.


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    These are the components of the Driving Light Wiring Kit where I bought from SuperCheap and also had the wires encased in Black Insulated Tubing also bought from the same place.


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    To the right of the Brake Master Cylinder is the grommet I used to tunnel my cabling through. View from engine bay.


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    View from inside cabin. The grommet in the previous photo you now see from inside and I've started to feed cable through. The most difficult part was making the hole in the grommet took ages due to the tight space underneath the steering wheel. Very very difficult to move under there.

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    Cable finally fed through firewall and cable tied route to fuse compartment.


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    View cable running pass ABS module.


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    The relay from the kit rest besides the fuse compartment and the remaining non-insulated cables tap into the fuse box. The two other tubed cable, one runs down to the left bezel and the other runs behind the front bar to the right side bezel.


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    Currently the aftermarket fog button switch is stuck next to the wipers stalk as I'm yet to decide where to put it.


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    Final result, fog lights switched off. Sorry car was the washed yet but had rained the night before.


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    Fog lights switched on. Sweet.... the end.
     
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    Great post dude. Those aftermarket lights are the shiznit!! :D and the job was done fairly cheaply too. Are you thinking of getting the fog light equipped switch in place of the aftermarket one?
     
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    I'm happy with the aftermarket button so far as it has internal LED to show the lights are on.
     
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    those after market lights are the type that piss most people of. there is a differnece between, spot, driving and fog lamps.

    I done this to my omega when I purchased it new 18 months ago, after holden said it couldnt be done. the berlina bezels fitted nicely and I picked up genuine foglights from ebay for $100. i wired them up myself to an aftermarket switch under the dash, you can turn it on and off whilst in the drivers position but it isnt visable.

    its fused and wired to a relay under the bonnet.
     
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    Does any one know a good auto electrician in the northern suburbs of Melbourne to install fog lights for my VE Lumina? What am I looking at cost wise $ ? What about the dealership?
     
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    I recently purchased a 2010 Commodore International. Just upgraded the headlight globes with Phillips Extreme Power (+80%) for a great and legal result. Wanted to add fog lights. Got a genuine Berlina set with bezels from Holmart. Spoke to my local Holden Dealer who put me onto their recommended outsource auto electrician. Said I needed to buy the switch but did not require the wiring harness as most was already installed. The auto electrician was Fountain Gate Auto Electrics in Narre Warren. Charged $250 to do a three hour installation. Everything is working the way it was designed to do and they have even got the dashboard light working. Switch was $70. So all up it has cost me about $600 for the fog lights. Had to drive in heavy rain the other night and the Phillips Extreme Power combined with the foglights was worth every dollar spent.
     
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    I live in Northcote (Melbourne), does anyone know of a good auto elec near that area who can install the Berlina foggies on my Lumina? What am I looking at price wise?
     

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