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I really want/need fog lights on my cars, including my 2014 Volt, for which there was no factory fog light option for some reason. So, I installed my own for lights on the Volt.

I bought GM foglights for the Chevy Camaro, and also 65mm LED "halo" rings to go around the lenses, to act as DRLs. I bought a replacement lower grill and modified it to accept the foglight assemblies. This grill is made of polypropylene, and is not spectacularly strong, but the small foglights are not heavy at all. I used an epoxy designed specifically for PP (most adhesives and epoxies will not stick to PP). I cut holes in either side of the grill to fit the fogs and epoxied them permanently into the grill at about a 5-10 degree down angle. There is enough real estate between the grill and the radiator that there is no issue with clearances of the fog lights or wiring. The fog lights are at the outside edge of the grill and don't really impede airflow to the radiator at all.

The Halos I RTVed onto the fog lights - they are tapped into the left and right DRLs. The fog lights were wired with a standard relay / switch harness from GM (so they already had the correct fittings for the lamps). Of course the front bumper/nose assembly has to come off the Volt for all of this. pulling the relay switch wire from the under bonnet area to the driver's side interior where the switch is located was a lot of fun. (ahem.)

I think they look good, they add DRL safety (the halos may be a tad brighter than the Volt std. DRLs, but I don't think they are offensive to other drivers, they are down so low.) The fog lamps are amber LEDs, which works much, much better at seeing through fog and driving snow than white light, and they don't eat much in the way of amps.

Also, I finally got my personalized license plates!

Best Regards,

e




 

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Nicely done.
 

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I find my switchback LED's are bright enough for fog lights.

Is the meaning of your custom plates Ohm's Law?
 

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The halos alone throw quite a bit of light. The fog lights are probably pointed down too far, but they way I installed them they are not adjustable, and I don't know of a way to install them so that they ARE adjustable, at least at the moment. It's OK, because when I turn on the fogs it's because I can't see more than 6 feet in front of the car, and the fog lights will show the line on the side of the road...

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Very well done! The car really looks good!
 

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Hi eolon!
New to the forum and my 2011Volt. I like the look of your fogs! Since time has come and gone, do you still have your Volt? Could you take a couple of close up pictures of your installed fogs? Oh am trying to find a visually pleasing way to do this.
I am wondering if I can fake a "housing" and get them to look right...
Yours looked awesome. Hoping to see them a little bit closer in...

Thanks!
 

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Yes, E=IR.
That was my 1st choice here in Wisconsin, but I figured it would be too difficult for the local pinheads, so I went with "LOWBATT"

It gets a few chuckles a day...

The fogs look great, btw!
 

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Hi Eolon,
Looks great, sorry to brin g up the past but I am newish to my 2011 Volt... and I would prefer to have some Fogs here in Rainy Puget Sound... Are you able to snap a picture of your switch? how it looks inside the car and what switch (part number) you used? I have always attempted to make my mods look like they came stock from the manufacturer and so I was wondering/hoping you can provide a photo of how you integrated your fog switch... I imagine if it is anything like your Volt fogs, it looks sweet on the interior too!!! cheers!
 
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