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Old 09-05-2016, 10:05 PM
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OPAR LED foglight install

Here are the parts I installed on my 2112 JKU Sahara with the factory bumper.



LED Foglights:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1





FWIW - this is not a quick install like I thought it would be. You have to drop the bumper to access the lights. What a PIA!



Because I did not want to cut the factory wiring I purchased these harness adapters:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1





The lights came well packaged with open-ended wire pigtails that I did not use. The housing appears to be just like the factory housing and fit in the bumper perfectly....well ALMOST. See if you can spot it.







It looks like when they reverse engineered the housing they did it in reverse. The adjustment screw for vertical aiming is on the wrong side on the OPAR units.



If the price seems too good to be true it probably is. In the case with this product it was MODIFICATION TIME!



I took the housing off the factory lights and quickly found that they do not fit on the new LEDs, so I drilled out the side holes.





Then filed off the extra flange on the side.





I pulled the adjustment screw from the OPAR piece and installed the light in the OEM Mopar housing.





Now back into the bumper and secure everything in place.





Check to make sure there is power





Button it all up and test again











Bottom line: If you want to mount them in a factory bumper you can with no mods but the vertical adjustment will not be possible without dropping the bumper. Otherwise you have to modify them to make them fit. You will also need the harness pigtail adapter if you don't want to cut your wiring. If you don't have a factory bumper the fitment issue may not apply.



Will follow up with some beam shots and night/morning driving impressions later.

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Dang that sucks, the ones I get are not like that. You can adjust the screw without removing the bumper and they are around the same price as these.

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Dang that sucks, the ones I get are not like that. You can adjust the screw without removing the bumper and they are around the same price as these.

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I know. Glad I noticed it before putting the bumper back on.

During this mornings drive there I did not notice any flicker and the color output matched my JWS headlights well.
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I know. Glad I noticed it before putting the bumper back on.

During this mornings drive there I did not notice any flicker and the color output matched my JWS headlights well.
Yeah those plugs you bought have a anti Flickr built into them, that's the box that's in the middle. I haven't had a report of anyone running mine having flickering issues but am suggesting them use those plugs from now on.

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Yeah those plugs you bought have a anti Flickr built into them, that's the box that's in the middle. I haven't had a report of anyone running mine having flickering issues but am suggesting them use those plugs from now on.

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I picked those adapters because of the anti flicker but you never know what kind of quality you'll get for $14.
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I picked those adapters because of the anti flicker but you never know what kind of quality you'll get for $14.
True and that's why a lot of companies don't send anti flickers when they sell you headlights or Foglights. That way all they have to warrant is the headlight. I can vouch for most of the anti flickers being garbage including the $60 trucklite ones. I have used probably 10 different brands without any long term life span on any of them. Most failed within a month, trucklites lasted 6 months. The best ones I used was the lifetime led ones. They lasted right at a year and the good thing about them was they have a lifetime warranty. I ended up doing a rally conversion on mine so now I don't need anti flickers anymore.

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