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Fog lights / Retrofit


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#21 OFFLINE   Hybrid dude

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

Exactly the ones I've seen. It's so weird that 90% of the photos of these grills are upside down, once you dig a bit and find an actual Euro Focus with them mounted. I've inquired about dimensions to some of the sellers but have yet to receive a the info.







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#22 OFFLINE   CNCGeek

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:37 AM

I saw a focus with fogs in a parking lot today and could not really say for sure it it would fit, they are certainly close.

#23 OFFLINE   Kidonedatone

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

This looks to have died off. Did any of you guys make headway with this???

#24 OFFLINE   Kidonedatone

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

I figure keep an eye on this site. Our model is fairly new so it may take a while for it to come out: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/ Maybe it'll come with a special relay and switch assembly as well. I'll let you guys know if I see anything.

#25 OFFLINE   Hybrid dude

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

I've made no further progress. If Ford ever makes available an accessory fog light kit, that's the one I'll use. The C-Max currently (NPI) has too many electrical problems of unknown cause, so I can just hear the dealer stating, 'well, you added aftermarket fog lights, so if we even choose to try and solve your electrical problem, the warranty will not cover the cost ...'


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#26 OFFLINE   Kidonedatone

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

Good point. 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

I don't have the fog's either, but would add them if there was a grill kit available for a reasonable price. I took some pics through the hole in the shroud which is right below the grills, there is not much behind them but I did see something that could be a connector on the passenger side, will check to see if it is on the driver side later and post back.

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This was looking straight up through the hole on the passenger side, and could be a connector for fog lights:

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Otherwise there is not much going on behind the grills:
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Funny you want to add fog lights, I wish I had the vents you have.  The factory lights don't do much in the fog, pretty cheap in my opinion.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

mtb9153, would you be interested in trading your grill covers and lights for my blank grills? The lights can simply be unplugged at the bulb.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

mtb9153, would you be interested in trading your grill covers and lights for my blank grills? The lights can simply be unplugged at the bulb.

how easy is it to remove the light/grille covers from the front bumper?  what is involved? I assumed the underside air cover must be removed from underneath the bumper?  Or possibly the inner fender wheelwell cover to gain access to the back of the light assemblies?  If I remove them then my fog light switch on the dash will have no purpose which doesn't excite me.  I could possibly reuse/rewire it to switch on/off the white led DRL's I plan to add at some point once I find the ones I want.  I'm wanting a 6 or 8 LED light bar to put in the front grille on either side of the Ford Logo.  Philips makes one I'm considering, also Hella.



#31 OFFLINE   MikeB

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

mtb, I've pulled off the foglight cover once, and it's wasn't easy. Not because there's lots of steps, but because it's all just a matter of applying force without breaking anything. The cover has a series of tabs that fit into slots in the bumper cover, and you basically just pull until the tab lets go. Start at the top and work to the bottom, then the back.

 

To get access to the back of the fogs, I removed the headlights and reached down. But it's probably just as easy to remove the aero cover below the engine and come up. (Removing headlights is also a royal pain, since the fit is so tight)

 

Reusing the fog switch as a DRL switch would be a good plan, but the fogs only come on when the running lights are on, so you have to turn those on first (not a big deal, but something to remember).



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

mtb, I've pulled off the foglight cover once, and it's wasn't easy. Not because there's lots of steps, but because it's all just a matter of applying force without breaking anything. The cover has a series of tabs that fit into slots in the bumper cover, and you basically just pull until the tab lets go. Start at the top and work to the bottom, then the back.

 

To get access to the back of the fogs, I removed the headlights and reached down. But it's probably just as easy to remove the aero cover below the engine and come up. (Removing headlights is also a royal pain, since the fit is so tight)

 

Reusing the fog switch as a DRL switch would be a good plan, but the fogs only come on when the running lights are on, so you have to turn those on first (not a big deal, but something to remember).

I keep forgetting that my C-Max is really our C-Max!  Meaning my wife and I, she has voiced plenty of negative feedback regarding my want to remove the fog lights so I'd better leave them as they are.  Sorry to get your hopes up.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

No problem, it brought about the removal discussion, which was useful.

Good luck with the DRLs and let us know if you're successful.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

Has anyone actually completed this install? I'd love to know more about which wires are which under the hood.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

Why not just get the housing and lights and then run new relay and switch and splice directly into battery and cig lighter.  I know sounds easy but it probably not that easy since there isn't a lot of room to work with in the C-MAX.  Who knew it would be so hard just to change a headlight bulb.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:33 AM

I'm going to have my complete front cover, grills ,etc from my  wrecked CMAX, it's in good shape to try somethings on. I will use it to test my Grill Covers fit when making them. I would think about making an aero fog light instead using your existing grill. :) 

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

Does anyone actually use their fog lights?  I think I have had them on every car I have owned since 1984, but I'm not sure i have ever even turned them on.  I will admit that we don't have a lot of fog here in the Phoenix desert, but I don't really recall using them even back in the days of living in Boston


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#38 OFFLINE   jdbob

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:12 PM

I know what you mean. I've lived in high desert (New Mexico and Oregon) since 1998 and don't see much fog. Would have been useful back in Vermont though. We did have 3 days of freezing fog here one time, that can be interesting.

 

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

Has anyone actually completed this install? I'd love to know more about which wires are which under the hood.

I just finished what I could on my SE, and it's not great news. Bought the OEM grilles, lamps and had a tinker around. Didn't buy the switch because I already know that won't work as it just sends a signal to the BCM. Anyhow, there's no fog harness on the SE. At least not mine. The wiring diagram from my service DVD (thanks ebay) has the harness going from the driver's side to the passenger side along the front, then up to the BCM pins 18 and 19. 18 and 19 are not connected on mine. There is a 15A fuse in F75 though, which is nice. The harness is 15K867 if it was there. The BCM in question is C2280D directly above fuses F74 and F82 in the box under the glove box (does anyone actually have gloves in there?)

So anyway, I now have fog lamps and grilles on my SE, but not much else. Taped off the H11s and will look now for a harness and mess about with this again next weekend. Want to see if there's a way to get a harness up to a remote switch and see some online that support 55w x2. There are some nice harnesses that do work with ours listed at around $80 on ebay. I asked and they do work with the C-Max. Will post a link up in a bit.

Just as an FYI, screwing in the lamps is a royal pain in the ass on the driver's side. Only about 3" clearance back from the hex screw. The pass side isn't much better as the washer fluid reservoir gets in the way. Also, despite there being no rain in days here, those connectors in the driver's side were covered in water. May explain my dead 12V a couple of weeks back, so dried them and taped them off a bit.

Parts were from fdmotorparts.com.
$133.31 lamps and screws
$128.28 grilles

Link to possible harness:
http://m.ebay.com/it...Id=151140396296
and a remote that I'm not sure about:
http://m.ebay.com/it...WATCHING_ACTIVE

I'll post up some pics later. Am done and need a bath..

Edited by kc1174, 26 April 2014 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:06 PM

I still don't know how to post photos so here are some links to those in the gallery.

http://fordcmaxhybri...wet-connectors/

http://fordcmaxhybri...ther-connector/

http://fordcmaxhybri...857-grille-off/

http://fordcmaxhybri...t-of-the-green/






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