Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 - Turbo Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    never really seen anything about this. anybody upgraded the halogen fogs to 6000k HID? its probably the 1st thing I am going to do when my car gets here....

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    .

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    I changed my lowbeams to 6000k bulbs and tried to do the same with my fogs but they're H3 bulbs. Not sure if anyone makes those HID bulbs in H3 style. It's also VERY hard to get to those bulbs unless you have small hands.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Tell me about it Atomic. Its a pain in the Arse! Hoem makes the H-3 bulbs for about thirty bucks a pair. The bulbs go into a carriage type aperatus with springs and all and you have to line up the 3 tabs just right, push it up, and turn clockwise to "lock" in place. It sounds easy and would be easy except its tough to get your hands up in there to accomplish it.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Wow, I didn't expect it to be this difficult. This was one of the modifications that I planned on doing to my car once it arrived.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    I tried to swap out my high beams with the bulb from Hoen but it doesn't even fit! One of the tabs are a bit too thick! A real bummer. I just ordered the H3 bulbs for the fogs. I managed to get one of them out after a lot of swearing and twisting. It's definitely easier if you lift the car up.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    krown05, its not difficult just a bit frustrating. If you jack the front of your car up its do able but be sure the bulb aperatus (I don't know what else to call it) snaps in firmly, otherwise it will slip out of its jacket and drop down. It can't fall out completely because the base locks in place. Thats the real hurdle (I broke one bulb 1st time around and had to order another pair because I jammed it up in the slot too hard). The smaller your hands are the easier it will be to install. Here is a good tip: after you insert the new bulb and lock it into place with the spring, eyeball the 3 clips and note that 2 are identical and one is smaller. Guide the smaller tab with the corresponding slot and carefully push it all the way up untill you can't go further, then give it a quick clockwise turn and it will "lock" in place. Give it a slight wiggle and if it stays in place + looks straight your good to go. The next step is easy, just twist the "cup" until it snaps and re-connect it.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Quote:
    atomic80 said:
    I tried to swap out my high beams with the bulb from Hoen but it doesn't even fit! One of the tabs are a bit too thick! A real bummer. I just ordered the H3 bulbs for the fogs. I managed to get one of them out after a lot of swearing and twisting. It's definitely easier if you lift the car up.




    Jason I didn't bother with my high beam but its important to change the parking lights on the ends of the front plastic led's. There real easy to do and the instructions are in your cars manual. The stock ones are a bit too yellow looking. From the photo you posted it looks like you already took care of it.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Ahm, excuse my ignorance, but what's the advantage of putting other light bulbs in? Are the original ones underperforming?
    -Joost-

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Here is a photo of the Fog lights + parking lights after bulb change.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Quote:
    Joost said:
    Ahm, excuse my ignorance, but what's the advantage of putting other light bulbs in? Are the original ones underperforming?
    -Joost-



    No the Headlights are Xenon (bright white/blueish), the stock fog and parking lights are fine except they are yellow in comparison (speaking here in the US). Hoen sells replacement bulbs (a complete kit is less than $50.00) if you would like your fogs and parking lights to match your headlights.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Has anyone changed all the lights to the same tone?

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Moogle usually people just buy the "kit" which includes 6 bulbs: 2 Foglights, 2 parking lights, and 2 chromium front signal lights (Europe has the clear lens already standard). Here is a photo of what the bulbs look like. On the plastic tray the left bulb is the H-3 stock foglight and the right one is the replacement H-3 bulb which is more blue but emits a white/blue light to closely match the Xenon headlights.

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Ah, my friend was looking for something like this for his 997TT, thanks Gradyex

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    Thanks gradyex!
    -Joost-

    Re: Anybody put 6000k HID's in the fogs?

    I was actually referring to a true HID conversion. anybody done a true conversion to HID on the fogs??

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 5/15/24 8:44 AM
    art.italy
    806546 1808
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 4/7/24 11:48 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    449515 565
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS - 2022 3/12/24 8:28 AM
    DJM48
    267042 323
    Porsche Sticky The new Macan: the first all-electric SUV from Porsche 1/30/24 9:18 AM
    RCA
    90446 45
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Taycan 2024 Facelift 3/15/24 1:23 PM
    CGX car nut
    7204 50
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 2/1/24 7:01 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    887301 1364
    Porsche 992 GT3 7/23/23 7:01 PM
    Grant
    836122 3868
    Porsche GT4RS 4/21/24 11:50 AM
    mcdelaug
    401538 1454
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 2/10/24 4:43 PM
    nberry
    397388 1526
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 12/13/23 2:48 PM
    CGX car nut
    385159 2401
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 7/3/23 12:30 PM
    Porker
    371640 797
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 5/12/24 6:23 PM
    blueflame
    294145 669
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 10/19/23 7:06 PM
    CGX car nut
     
     
     
     
     
    267369 812
    Lambo Huracán EVO STO 7/30/23 6:59 PM
    mcdelaug
    244511 346
    Lotus Lotus Emira 6/25/23 2:53 PM
    Enmanuel
    238975 101
    Others Corvette C8 10/16/23 3:24 PM
    Enmanuel
    222932 488
    Others Gordon Murray - T.50 11/22/23 10:27 AM
    mcdelaug
    173494 387
    Porsche Back to basics - 996 GT3 RS 6/11/23 5:13 PM
    CGX car nut
    145287 144
    BMW M 2024 BMW M3 CS Official Now 12/29/23 9:04 AM
    RCA
    121583 303
    Motor Sp. 2023 Formula One 12/19/23 5:38 AM
    WhoopsyM
    113206 685
    Porsche 2022 992 Safari Model 3/7/24 4:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    86123 239
    AMG Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758 2/23/24 10:03 PM
    blueflame
    76358 297
    Porsche 992 GT3 RS 3/3/24 7:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    55341 314
    Motor Sp. Porsche 963 5/18/24 9:44 PM
    Wonderbar
    27143 249
    Ferrari Ferrari 296 GTB (830PS, Hybrid V6) 1/21/24 4:29 PM
    GT-Boy
    22050 103
    BMW M 2022 BMW M5 CS 4/8/24 1:43 PM
    Ferdie
    20631 140
    AMG G63 sold out 9/15/23 7:38 PM
    Nico997
    17354 120
    AMG [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL 4/23/24 1:24 PM
    RCA
    15074 225
    Motor Sp. 24-Hour race Nürburgring 2018 5/25/23 10:42 PM
    Grant
    11807 55
    Porsche Porsche Mission X Hypercar 12/3/23 8:52 AM
    996FourEss
    11230 63
    121 items found, displaying 1 to 30.