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Old 08-26-2015, 07:55 AM   #41
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Nice. Yeah I have the yellow set of my TL. Also a great look. Post a picture for everyone if you get the chance.
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Sorry if this question was answered somewhere already, but wouldn't these also work for a '16 Advance? (with the stock fog light assembly)

10 XB H11 H16 LED DRL/FOG LIGHT BULBS | 1 PAIR - H11 - Fog Lights - Shop Bulb Type
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Sorry if this question was answered somewhere already, but wouldn't these also work for a '16 Advance? (with the stock fog light assembly)

10 XB H11 H16 LED DRL/FOG LIGHT BULBS | 1 PAIR - H11 - Fog Lights - Shop Bulb Type
Yes, the DIY photos in the previous page is on the 2016 RDX Advance. Pictutes are on the first page.
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How hard are those "bitch" clips to deal with? Would buying a clip removal tool be advisable?
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How tough is it to remove the "bitch" clips? Is purchase of the removal tool advisable
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:34 PM   #46
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No it's a piece of cake. Just use a flat head screwdriver to pry off the head of the lip and it should pop loose. Try to get them off evenly so you don't break the head. Other then that there's a few Phillips screws to take out and swap the fogs.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:16 PM   #47
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The clips are easy to remove as long as the car is new. Once they are old and contaminated with mud and other stuff then they are more challenging to remove.

CarbonTSEX is correct. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry off the head carefully and they should not break on you. Of course, putting them back in place and making sure all the plastics are held securely is another question. Take your time and get a good quality flash light so you can see what you are doing.

Unscrewing the fog light with Phillip screws should be easy. Just take your time and check what you are doing.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:20 PM   #48
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Adjustment

Are there adjusters on the Morimotos? Is any adjustment called for?
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:31 PM   #49
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Yes they are adjustable but not needed.
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Anyone had any luck selling the swapped out assemblies?
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:30 PM   #51
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I have a friend looking to buy them but I'd rather keep them as back ups. I'm sure they would sell since the oem lenses tend to crack from kicked up rocks and debris.
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Got mine installed today. Getting at the screw behind the washer reservoir wasn't the easiest thing this week but overall pretty slick. On mine (something new?) there was another of the clips about 8 inches above the fender screw. Many thanks to install poster!
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:58 AM   #53
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I have the OEM set listed at the marketplace. Make a reasonable offer!
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Just got my 16 w/the Acura LED foglight kit. IMO they are very much like my 15CRV. They are great at lighting up the 1ft to 10ft are in front of the car. And they match the LED headlights very well.

Here are a couple pics showing the light pattern and a closeup. (pics taken at dusk)





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Those look nice and bright. Mind posting a picture of the lens?
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It will take a few days... but yeah I'll try to get some clear pics posted.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:05 PM   #57
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Morimoto Type S on sale (Halloween) through 11/1 at 144.50 plus shipping at VLEDS. Great price!
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Any comparison pics of the road lit up between the stock halogen and the morimoto LEDs?
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There's a big difference and they are noticeable. I didn't take any pictures of the factory halogens fogs however.
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I hate you! You make me spend more money soon. I have stock halogen fog and I hate color mismatch. I have ziza bulb and will try that this weekend. If don't like it, will get what you got up there. Should concentrate more on girls and car instead of this forum
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Mr_MDX thanks for the up close pictures. I like the look of the oem lenses and projection. Great upgrade.
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Thank you so much for those who contributed "how-to" information on this thread. Very straight forward modification. Clips were a breeze to work with because of the help offered in this thread.

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How do you guys remove stock fog light assembly in passenger side as it is behind windshield washer tank? Removing bumper?
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You can get at it. Need to contort yourself and grunt a little but it's doable. A 90 degree Phillips might come in handy as well.
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I have a 2016 RDX AWD “Elite” (Canadian model) which is probably the same as “Advance.” I recently received a set of Morimoto Type S fog lights and have attempted to install them.

Following the instructions above and starting on the driver’s side I removed four of the bumper clips, one Philips screw under the fender as well as the clip above it. The problem is those actions alone are not facilitating easy separation of the bumper from the wheel well for access to the fog light. It just doesn’t want to come apart.

For anyone who has done this recently on a 2016 RDX I’d really appreciate further advice on any additional screws and clips that you needed to remove, and how much force is required to get in there.
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I have a 2016 RDX AWD “Elite” (Canadian model) which is probably the same as “Advance.” I recently received a set of Morimoto Type S fog lights and have attempted to install them.

Following the instructions above and starting on the driver’s side I removed four of the bumper clips, one Philips screw under the fender as well as the clip above it. The problem is those actions alone are not facilitating easy separation of the bumper from the wheel well for access to the fog light. It just doesn’t want to come apart.

For anyone who has done this recently on a 2016 RDX I’d really appreciate further advice on any additional screws and clips that you needed to remove, and how much force is required to get in there.
It's more like dental work than straight-forward wrenching. Once you have the four clips out and the screw removed, pull the fender liner out, over the lip of the fender. This will allow you to reverse the liner and the lower (front) shield. Once reversed, you can push your way in and work. It is really important to have your body and head in the correct position, but it makes the job possible by touch. Wear safety glasses because your eyes will be right below any gunk that falls off the shields.
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Thanks carbonTSEX for the DIY info. Picked up the Advance 10 days ago. Ordered the Morimoto fogs today.
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Thanks carbonTSEX for the DIY info. Picked up the Advance 10 days ago. Ordered the Morimoto fogs today.
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Morimoto fogs received. A couple of install questions.

Is it necessary or advisable to disconnect the battery (negative pole) before working on the lights?

I have assumed that it is not necessary to take the front wheels off for access. Is that correct?

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Just crank the steering wheel all the way so the wheel is facing inward depending on the side. Plenty of space to work and easy access to the clips and screws.
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Looks nice, but personally, I wouldn't go that route from a functionality perspective. In fact, I am thinking about changing the fog light bulb to a more yellow bulb to actually "cut through" the fog.
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Looks nice, but personally, I wouldn't go that route from a functionality perspective. In fact, I am thinking about changing the fog light bulb to a more yellow bulb to actually "cut through" the fog.
These optional LED fogs are by far the best I've had... ever.
Something else that I prefer is a uniform look when the lights are off. Which... the blue doesn't exactly do for me. But when they are on they look good.

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Sorry if this question was answered somewhere already, but wouldn't these also work for a '16 Advance? (with the stock fog light assembly)

10 XB H11 H16 LED DRL/FOG LIGHT BULBS | 1 PAIR - H11 - Fog Lights - Shop Bulb Type
I found these on eBay and suspect they are the same except 1/3 of the price.

From my stand point, A uniform color (~6000K) to match the LED headlight is important. I may give this a try.
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I found these on eBay and suspect they are the same except 1/3 of the price.

From my stand point, A uniform color (~6000K) to match the LED headlight is important. I may give this a try.
I got those VLED bulbs for free from a friend in 5000k. They were ok but don't compare to the standalone. Went from HID to those bulbs and then ended with the Morimoto XB's in my 2014 TL. They aren't washed out like the oem bulbs but they provide a scattered light and not a sharp beam as with the XB's. Output also isn't the same.

$60 won't kill your pocket though. Just my $.02.
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Just purchased a 2017 RDX Adv and I'm eager to get these fog lights installed, can't stand the current color mismatch.

I just received them in the mail the other day and notice they got a redesign. Adjustment screw is in a different configuration and the face of the fog light looks a little different. Unfortunately one of them was loose inside the housing, must have gotten jostled pretty bad during shipping. The other fog light was adjusted to its limit, pointing pretty far down. Makes me question their quality control a bit.
Hopefully the replacement ones they are sending aren't as screwed up.

Anyone install these since the redesign?
Anyone try to get the stock led fogs without the extra wiring and such (assuming that's why they cost $600)?
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Well I got another set today, still poorly built. Adjustment screws don't do anything, and the interior bulb is still crooked.
I'm very disappointed. Guess it's time to save and by Acuras led fog lights.
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Why pay a bunch of money for something you may never use?
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Why pay a bunch of money for something you may never use?
Personally, for the added look and light 2-15 ft in front of the vehicle.

And all the other reasons people buy accessories for their vehicles; because we like it, want it, and can afford it.
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