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post #1 of 35 Old 10-04-2003, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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fog lamps upgrade

I am thinking about fog lights bulbs replacement. The two options I considered are PIAA Xtreme White and Osram Sylvania Silverstar. The PIAA claims 4150K color temperature while Sylvania 4000K. So the PIAA would be closer to HID. My goal is to get as close to HID color temperature as possible. I do not want to see much difference between the main lights (HID) and the fog lamps.

Yesterday I saw at Nissan dealer PIAA bulbs – US$ 68 – pretty expensive. I also seen Sylvania Silverstar at a local AutoZone shop – US$ 46. There is a price difference. However, I am more interested in the look – if PIAA is noticeably closer to HID I will go for it.

Anybody out there upgraded the fog bulbs to either PIAA or Sylvania Silverstar? Any comments?



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i upgraded thru HOEN.....

have the xenon match bulbs (per hoen).....

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Thanks esemes,

it looks interesting. Which one did you get? 9006?

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yep...

9006 for the fog's

194 for the driving lights (need to pull the fender protector panel out anyway, so its a good time to do them both)..

the 194's i have are APC 'cold ice' lol


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thanks,

I have HID so 9006 will do.......



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they match HID closely, not perfectly...

((excuse the pic, was a bear to get it to look as it really does)
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better (maybe) pic.......
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wow, it really is a close match.You convinced me.

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The Hoen are a pretty much perfect.
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Is it hard to get to the fog/headlight assemblies? I glanced at the FSM and from what I see, you need to remove the entire headlight assembly, and for the fogs, you need to remove the bumper! Seems like a lot of trouble just to have white lights (which don't really enhance illumination while driving).

I wish the marker light bulb in the headlight assembly (the one above the projector) was used for high beams. I have HID's and it seems like high beams on this is just reaiming the same low beam up higher but not any brighter.



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Is it hard to get to the fog/headlight assemblies? I glanced at the FSM and from what I see, you need to remove the entire headlight assembly, and for the fogs, you need to remove the bumper! Seems like a lot of trouble just to have white lights (which don't really enhance illumination while driving).

I wish the marker light bulb in the headlight assembly (the one above the projector) was used for high beams. I have HID's and it seems like high beams on this is just reaiming the same low beam up higher but not any brighter.

eric..

it took me some prodding to find this answer out


DO NOT remove the bumper... totally unecessary!!

DO THIS!!

REMOVE-----five phillie head screws on the underside of the front (most) trim/splashguard...the front of the front wheel, mind you....

then REMOVE----- upper pushpin fastener on the upper (inner) of the wheelwell (use a tiny screwdriver to push in the center of the fastener, and it'll pop out)....

then.,..... simply 'peel' (sounds worse than it is) the inner plastic (very flimsy) liner out a bit, and away from the body .....

then reach inside and forward to change the foggers....... and reach upward to change the parking bulbs,..........

its all accessibel that way..... very easy... 10 minutes a side max (once you've found the housing backings........use a flashlight for the upper ones)

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And if ya really want, one bolt and the foglight comes right out. I know 'cause I had to replace one after it lost a fight to a rock...

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And if ya really want, one bolt and the foglight comes right out. I know 'cause I had to replace one after it lost a fight to a rock...

which "one bolt" do you mean???


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Hi everyone. I see a lot of people use the heon lights for the fog lights, but does anyone know the HID actual color temp? 4000k? 5000K? 6000K? Cause there are some out there that goes up to 6000K if needed
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Sylvania claims 4150K. So I would think if you can get something close to it you will be fine. I have installed hoen and am pretty happy (see the following post: https://www.nissanmurano.org/forums/s...=&threadid=712 )



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