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Old 01-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Girl needs help with lights!

I have a 98 wrangler and one of the fog lights is missing. I don't want to spend a million in a new factory light. They are almost 200$ each. So I bought some KC driving lights to hook up to the factory wires and switch. I have not put them in yet due to someone telling me they will burn up the original wiring. They are 55w halogen. Could someone please tell me yes or no. I can do a few things but... I am not sure about doing a whole wiring job to install new wires all round. I can splice the old ones but I don't want to mess anything up! Please help.

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Post this in the TJ thread and you will have more exposure and get a definite answer sooner. Try to find out the wattage of the factory lights, if its the same, I think you may be fine just splicing it in.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thanks I will give it a try over there!
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Try to find out the wattage of the factory lights, if its the same, I think you may be fine just splicing it in.
I may be wrong but I agree. Depending on the wattage of the new KC lights. If they are over 55W you will have to rewire in order to handle that extra load.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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See that's one problem I looked in the owners manual and called the dealer talked to service and parts neither knew tried google and can't find how many original ways them darn things are! I could kick the prior owner for letting his wife drive the jeep and break it in the first place! Lol
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I am pretty sure the original fogs were a 55W with an H-3 bulb.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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For sure the H3 that's what the book says but when looking that up I couldn't find what watts. The part number I got for the whole light 55055095af also no info on the watts! But thanks I am pretty sure they are 55w. So if I replace 55w fog with 55w driving I think I will be okay.
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or you could pick up a pair of LED lights that will draw a little less, just a thought as they are coming around in the quality
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #9
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or you could pick up a pair of LED lights that will draw a little less, just a thought as they are coming around in the quality
I thought LEDs draw more and have to have special everything to use...
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I thought LEDs draw more and have to have special everything to use...
That is only if you are replaceing turn signals with LEDs because most flasher relays are not designed to work with LEDs.

I have a pair of Rigid Dually LED lights on my motorcycle. They do not draw much power at all.
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Stock fogs are 55W. They can be replaced with any other brand of lights that also uses a 55W H3 bulb without any problems.

LED generally draw less and can be a direct replacement. As Peepers said LED issues occur when they are used as turn signals.

If your KC lights are actuall driving lights then they will have a different light pattern than the stock fogs. Driving lights are a narrower beam for reaching father ahead. Fogs are a wide pattern that illuminates close in and to the side.

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