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post #1 of 5 Old 01-16-2015, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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JK LED Fog Bulbs anyone?

So I finally got around to installing my LED fog bulbs I ordered.

One clip snaps in, the other won't not matter how hard I push (also just an FYI for anyone removing their stock bulbs, it sucks, horrible bulb clip design)

And the harness won't click in either, but either way because its such a tight fit I'm wondering if it will even move. Drove it around for the day, they haven't moved and still work fine.

Anyone else have this issue?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-16-2015, 08:44 PM
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Not sure which ones you have. I have a cheapie set I got off of e-bay (Samsung LED's I think), anyway the issue I ran into is that base of the light where the rubber seal is was just a smidge larger than the stock halogen bulb a few thousandths. I ended up sliding the rubber seal off and using a fine file to shave and work working it around the circumference of the grove the rubber seal seats in until I managed to get it down to the point I needed it.

Fun times... Hopefully that is the issue you're having and this fix works for you. Oh and yeah, the reverse engineered clips are real flimsy compared with the OEM and quality aftermarket halogen bulbs from what I've seen with my current LED fog bulbs and a different set I got from China.

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Depending upon the bulb style; the base has alignment tabs that vary between the bases. When I installed the H16/9009 36W yellow bulbs in the factory fog light housings I needed to trim one of the alignment tabs and they work great.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-24-2015, 03:55 PM
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I did a little bit of that as well on the LED fog bulbs, though I can't say it was really needed. It was only after I did that, that I realized what the real problem was, the base of the bulb was just a "little" to big to fit into the socket. I'd lean toward this being the case with most of the non-standard imported bulbs but that would require someone miking (is that how that is spelled?) it out and comparing it to a stock bulb.

Some pic's comparing a stock halogen to a Samsung LED bulb off of eBay.

Stock:

LED (Note I had already trimmed tabs and filed off much of the base of the light already.):

Stock (Base of light where rubber o-ring is):

LED (Base of light where rubber o-ring is):

Stock (Channel that rubber o-ring sits in with o-ring removed.):

LED (Channel that rubber o-ring sits in with o-ring removed.):

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I had the same problem with that sort.

I went around the groove with my Dremel & a cutting wheel to make it deeper.

I didn't have any problems with the plug & socket, just getting the little bastards in & clipped.

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