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OEM Foglight install on base model

Has anyone done a DIY on installing the fog lights on a base model or have experience with it? Thinking about picking them up but I want to do it myself - hoping I can get it done in a weekend at the most. Any wisdom is more than welcome! Yes I have seen the install guide on CHH, so I understand the steps required.

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Has anyone done a DIY on installing the fog lights on a base model or have experience with it? Thinking about picking them up but I want to do it myself - hoping I can get it done in a weekend at the most. Any wisdom is more than welcome! Yes I have seen the install guide on CHH, so I understand the steps required.

Edit: 2014 Base model 6spd
I've done it 4 times so far... it is pretty straight forward... just take your time and be patient
I always start w/ the bumper wiring... I keep the battery connected till the bumper comes off (getting the screws in the wheel wells sometimes requires the tires to be rotated to the sides).... but once you get to the grounding part, disconnect the negative cable...
Also, make sure the steering wheel is rotated to the point where you can use the screw driver to change the switch handle thingy.
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I've done it 4 times so far... it is pretty straight forward... just take your time and be patient
I always start w/ the bumper wiring... I keep the battery connected till the bumper comes off (getting the screws in the wheel wells sometimes requires the tires to be rotated to the sides).... but once you get to the grounding part, disconnect the negative cable...
Also, make sure the steering wheel is rotated to the point where you can use the screw driver to change the switch handle thingy.
How long did it take? And did you just follow the install instructions? I don't suspect having much trouble if I go for it, and thank you for the response! But why have you needed to do it 4 times?!
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How long did it take? And did you just follow the install instructions? I don't suspect having much trouble if I go for it, and thank you for the response! But why have you needed to do it 4 times?!
it usually takes me around 50 minutes w/ mini breaks now...
the first time it took me around an hour and a half following the instructions... but now I do it by memory.
I've done it 4 times so far.. 'cause I kept selling them, and getting new ones lol
I am about to do it again 'cause I am selling my LED lenses... but this time I just have to remove the bumper.
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Thanks pongo
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I forgot to add.... when you are in the process of removing the steering wheel covers... remove the top piece, AND... only loosen up the lower screws... you don't have to remove it... just push it down a bit to swap the switch handle thingy.... the reason I say this is 'cause it is a pain in the butt to put that lower piece back (aligning the lower screws)
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did I see somewhere that you mentioned the bumper must come off first?
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did I see somewhere that you mentioned the bumper must come off first?
I start with the bumper first, and leave the interior wiring for the end... it is up to the installer, though
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Has anyone done a DIY on installing the fog lights on a base model or have experience with it? Thinking about picking them up but I want to do it myself - hoping I can get it done in a weekend at the most. Any wisdom is more than welcome! Yes I have seen the install guide on CHH, so I understand the steps required.

Edit: 2014 Base model 6spd
How much did you find your fog lights for?
I have a 2016 and ebay selling them for $380. I dont know if im willing to spend that much for fog lights.
I wish china hurry up and make some copies like they do for all the other cars. 2016 civic fog lights are $400 and china ones go for $100. Now that is a better deal.
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