Does anyone know if there are fog lamps that can be swapped into the DRL housings? I'd like to keep the DRL feature but also be able to run fogs in bad weather.
The latter. Possibly removing some of the DRL LEDs and put in fog lamp LEDs pointed appropriately. As low as the Volt sits even the low beams with their sharp cutoff will cause serious light reflection in heavy snow or fog. I'm looking to light up only a foot to two feet above the road surface to prevent this reflection.I don't understand, you want to keep the DRL running but instead of LEDs, replace them with fog lamps? So you'd be running fog lamps almost all the time when driving regardless of weather? I would think fog lamps would suck lots of energy versus the LED DRL currently on the Volt.
Unless you meant to wire a separate switch for the fog lamps and house them in the DRL housing.
On their own separate switch independent of the headlights. If you use "white" fog lights no one will pull you over in dense fog or falling snow conditions because your main headlights aren't on. They'll be able to see you but not that you're running just the fog lamps.I can think of a couple of reasons you wouldn't want to do this but here's the big one. The beam from a fog light should be low and wide - emphasis on wide. I don't think the DRL housing/reflector is shaped for this. In fact from what I've seen of OEM LED DRLs in general, they have almost zero side spill.
How would you power these? I would assume you'd want them on their own switch, and only on when the headlights are on.
Moving on to reason #2 then - mounting issues? I'll be very interested to see how that works out even if I don't have a gen 2. Take lots of photos please.I took a look at the DRL housing and think it would work. No, it won't provide the wide beam that traditional fog lamps do, but it could certainly handle far brighter LEDs and point them properly.
Would mounting the fog lamps where the VoltScreen would go be acceptable? Seems you have a lot of holes and structure there to take advantage of. Then run a switch back to your dash some how.Moving on to reason #2 then - mounting issues? I'll be very interested to see how that works out even if I don't have a gen 2. Take lots of photos please.
This is roughly what I was thinking of. I was gonna use zip-ties vice bolting to the bumper. Maybe secure with a clamp? I assume you had to run the switch wire through a firewall into the cabin? Or do they make wireless editions that can toggle the fog lamps wirelessly?Be sure you get FOG NO SPOT, easy project, I use it ,as additional day light to save the HID for full night use...I had to remove a small piece of the Volt Screen behind, so they will not protude outside the fender.(see picture).Good Luck.