(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. It's Sara with americantrucks.com and today, we have a review and install of the Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights, fitting your '13 to '18 Ram 1500 with bumper-mounted fogs. These fog lights are perfect for the Ram owner who's looking to upgrade their factory fogs to an LED and wants an option that has a black surround like these to change up the look of their bumper even when the fog lights are off. These fog lights are constructed from a polycarbonate lens with an aluminum housing and matte black surround that are sure to complement any other map like accessories that you have. These bumper-mounted fog lights feature three strong LEDs with a projector-style lens, which is gonna give you a more concentrated beam of light than your factory reflector lenses. So these options are one of the only direct-fit LED fog light options out there. And on top of that, they are DOT and SAE compliant.As far as price goes, these come in at around $200, which are on the higher end price-wise when compared to other fog lights. But keep in mind, these are one of the only direct-fit options that are LED and that are also plug and play. I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does feature a direct bolt up and plug and play install and can be done within 30 minutes. So, with that said, let's jump into our install.For this install, you'll need a ratchet and a 10-millimeter socket. You may want a small extension, but that is optional, a pop clip removal tool, and a flathead screwdriver.All right, so we have our truck on the lift here. And just a quick disclaimer, you do not need a lift to do this install. You may not even need to jack your truck up. We just wanna give you guys a better look underneath the truck at the fog lights.All right, so once we're underneath the bumper, there's three bolts and one connector we need to remove to get the fog light out. The three bolts around here are all 10 millimeters. So grab a 10-millimeter socket and let's get these removed. All right, while we're back here, we're also gonna disconnect this connector right at the back of the fog light. Just lift the gray tab and pull it out. All right, we also need to remove one Christmas tree clip with a zip tie that's holding on our harness. This may be a little easier if the fog light is still bolted up. All right, go ahead and grab your pop clip removal tool, and remove this out. Now, we can grab our fog light and remove it off the truck. All right, so we do need to disassemble the factory light a little bit more in order to get our new light installed. We need to remove this plastic housing here that we took the bolt out of just a few moments ago. So we're gonna get a large flathead. We're just gonna pry up on these corners here around these round posts and it should free itself.This second one is a little bit recessed. We need to get a little farther in here in order to get it free. All right, now, before we can pull this bracket off, you need to loosen this knob here that holds on your springs. This is for your fog light adjustment and it needs to be removed so we can use it on our new fog light. So just go ahead and twist this until it's all the way lose. You should be able to twist the knob completely off the end. Set that aside because we will reuse it. And then this is not a slotted opening, so you have to slide this pin up a little bit. And then you can pop the whole assembly off.All right, so now we can transfer this plastic bracket over to our new fog light. Now, I wanna point out, on some years, this hole may not be large enough to go over these posts. On our year it is, but if you encounter this issue, you just need to drill out this plastic a little bit, so it clears this post on the side. But since ours lines up perfectly, go ahead and slide it over each post on the side here and it should pop into place very similar to the factory. Make sure you're popping in on both sides. Then we'll reinstall this spring. Through the top section here, make sure you have your spring on at this point because it goes in between the first post here and the slotted section. Again, this is for adjustment sake. And if for some reason your truck's fog lights are pointing at the ground, this is how you would adjust them and reinstall the knob on the bottom here. Then again, how much you twist this depends on how your adjustment is. You want them to face straight out, not up or down. So you may wanna just double-check this on the truck and, if you need to, adjust it at the bottom there.All right, we do need to install these connectors over the pins here because they don't come pre-installed. Now, what's important for this step is you need to look at the connector on your truck, how it goes in here, to make sure the power in the ground is on the proper side. Otherwise the lights will not work. So, on our truck, the power is on the left side that goes in here. It will be on the right side of this connector. So just double-check that they're going together in the proper figuration and we can install these.So the pin goes up and down vertically like that. Go ahead and line it up in the connector and then press it into place. You should hear a click once it's fully seated, but keep pressing the wire in if you don't and just double check that it doesn't come back out. We're gonna do the same thing with the ground wire. There's the click. If you're not sure, the rubber boots on the end of these wires should be all the way in this connector. And now we can install it on the truck. All right, grab the light with the bracket installed and we're gonna get this in place. You have to angle it in, past the mounting points to make sure it's sitting flush to the bumper and make sure you're going behind the wiring harness here, and that you're not pinching it. It should, sort of, seat itself in place.Grab your factory bolts and reinstall them. And here's where we can see the connector. Now, this is what I was talking about here, the white wire here is power and the black is ground. And this section goes over top of the notch on top of our light. So when it's hooked up together, the power wire comes down in here and it meets up with the power wire here. You wanna double-check this on your truck. It might not be the same as ours, but as long as power is going to power, ground is going to ground, this should work fine. Just go ahead and connect it. Reinstall the Christmas tree clip here. To hold that in place, grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten these down. Now, this is going into plastics, so you do not need to overtighten these.All right, so now that we have our factory fog light uninstalled from the truck, we can check it out side by side with this Morimoto fog light. As you can see, style-wise, it's a complete change-up from your factory. It also features an LED in here, which is gonna last a lot longer than your factory fog light. It also features a projector-style lens, which is gonna give you a more concentrated beam [inaudible 00:08:30] the reflector style of your factory, even though it is smaller. And speaking of smaller, it has these blacks around or on the outside of it, which is gonna get you that style change that you're looking for. So with that said, let's finish up or install.All right, now, we're gonna repeat that process on the other side. All right, now, we're gonna transfer over this plastic bracket. All right, so now, we need to install our pins into our connector. And just like the other side, you wanna take a look your truck, make sure the power side is connecting with the power side on your factory connector, and the same with the ground. So we're shooting for the right side of this connector. Line up your pin and install it same as the other side. Install your new fog light the same as the other side. Go ahead and tighten down the bolts. Make sure not to overtighten because, again, they're going into plastic.All right, so that's gonna do it for the review and install of these fog lights. And remember, for all things Ram, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Better Vision During Rough Weather. If you feel like your RAM 1500’s stock fog lights are not giving enough illumination during foggy and misty road conditions, it's time to replace them with these Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights. Featuring cutting-edge looks with 3 powerful Nichia LEDs each, these fog lights will give you better visibility and illumination when you need them the most.
Superior Construction. These Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights come with a durable housing made from high-quality cast aluminum alloy. A hard polycarbonate lens shields the LEDs from debris, while a thick coat of a black powder finish keeps rust and corrosion at bay.
DOT-Approved. Aside from providing quality lighting during the night, these Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights are also DOT-approved. Meeting the strict guidelines used by the DOT means that these fog lights are legal for sale and for street use.
Easy Plug-and-Play Installation. These Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights feature an easy plug and play installation process. No drilling or welding is needed to complete the installation.
Covered by a 10-Year Warranty. To ensure the high quality of materials and workmanship, these Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights are covered by a 10-year warranty. To find out more, please visit the manufacturer’s official website.
Application. These Morimoto XB Projector LED Fog Lights will fit all 2013-2018 RAM 1500 models.
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