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DIY LMM HID Fogs

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself Articles - How To's & Product Revie' started by Diesel Dually, May 4, 2008.

  1. Diesel Dually

    Diesel Dually awaiting your return...signed... your friends

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    Thanks to hemisareslow:

    Since to my knowledge no one makes an H16 HID bulb yet.....I decided to make one myself....

    I removed the fog light from the housing to make it easier to test fit...but it is not really needed...here is a pic of what the factory H16 bulb looks like in the housing


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    Now here is a pic of the housing without the bulb in it....notice how there is a nice round opening...

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    Since they do not make an H16 HID bulb I bought a few different types of bulbs to try and find which would be the best fit for inside the round opening....as it turns out an 880 fog light bulb is a perfect fit...here is a comparison pic of an 880 and the H16

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    and here is what the 880 bulb looks like pressed into the round opening..

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    In order to make a water tight seal we need to be able to keep the 880 bulb secure inside the round opening....in order to do this I used the retainer off the factory H16 bulb...the best way to do so is by using a dremel with a cutting wheel....the next pic shows what to cut...you need to do it on both sides of the H16 bulb..

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    What you end up with is the bulb which you can throw away....and the retainer clip

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    In order to hold the bulb firmly in place and provided an extra amount of weather proofing I used the rubber out of a garden hose..it is the right thickness and size....

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    Next use the retainer clip to secure the 880 bulb and garden hose rubber in place

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    I would have liked to have bought a factory style plug in order to make the bulbs quick connect....but I was unable to find the H16 connections so I simply hardwired them to the factory fog light plug

    IMO doing the HID's like this looks almost like a factory bulb and seems to function just as well...it has been over a week since the install and I have had my truck in 2 snow storms, off road in a muddy field, and driven over 100 miles in a rain storm and have not had either fog light housing get any moisture in it.....I hope this helps any of you who wish to put HID's in the factory fogs on your GMT900 chevys....Mike

     
  2. HemisAreSlow

    HemisAreSlow FREE!!!

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    lol glad I checked here 1st...I was getting all my pics together again to upload...thanks for doing the leg work
     
  3. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    May 5, 2008
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  4. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    Great write up!!! But I do know a guy who makes HID kits for everything and they are reasonably priced with a good warranty. kbrowncustoms.com He is in San Diego....
     
  5. SEA04DMAX

    SEA04DMAX Recruit

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    May 5, 2008
    Nice write up, those will make a huge difference.
     

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