The draw of LED fog lights is seductive to a lot of vehicle owners. Though the reasons for appreciating LED automotive lights vary and might be personal, LEDs carry several advantages over halogen bulbs and incandescent bulbs which were once the standard and still are in some areas.
For example, switching to LED lighting can bring you brighter light output, better optical focus, more reliability, better resistance to environmental stressors, and a longer lifespan as well. When you account for these advantages, LED light bulbs, specifically LED fog light bulbs, look more and more affordable.
Unfortunately, difficulty in acquiring and installing LED light bulbs has prevented vehicle owners from switching over to them in the past. That doesn’t need to be a concern of yours, though. You just need to get the right LED fog lights and know where to look for help with installation.
For example, the SS3 LED fog lights provided by Diode Dynamics are optimizing not only for performance but for practicality. These plug and play LED solutions can be installed without the need to make any modifications to your vehicle. All you need to know is how to do it.
For the purposes of specificity, we’re going to detail the process of installation for a 2007 to 2013 GMC Sierra. The same basic process of installation will apply for other vehicles as well.
Start by locating the vehicle’s factory installed fog light bulbs which are located along the bumper in front of the vehicle and underneath the headlights. Underneath and behind the bumper, the connection as well as the clips that hold that housing can be accessed.
Locate the factory connection and remove it. Then, using a pair of pliers, squeeze the edges of the clips that secure the housing so that it can be removed, forward, away from the front of the vehicle.
Once you have removed the factory fog light bulb house, you can get started assembling the bracket that will house the SS3 LED Fog Light. Remove the clips from the original housing and replace them in the corresponding locations on the new bracket housing.
Drop the included nuts into the back of the SS3 with the nylon washer facing the inside. Take the bolts and slide them through the bracket, tighten them only to the point that it remains adjustable.
Slide the SS3 bracket back into the receptacle along the bumper that housed the original unit. Once you have replaced it with the SS3 bracket, you can plug the factory adapter into the back of the adapter. After installing the adapter, plug the factory connector (attached to the vehicle) into the back of the adapter.
At this point, you can switch on the lights to ensure that they are working as intended. This is also the point at which you can make adjustments to the aim and angle of the beam. Once you have done so, remove the unit, tighten the washers and replace the unit.
Next, repeat the steps detailed above for the fog lamp on the other side of the vehicle. For more information, consult the video on installation for this specific model on their YouTube Channel, titled, How to Install SS3 Fog Light Kit for 2007-2013 GMC Sierra.
There you have it – new LED fog lamps that are ideal in inclement weather conditions and are just as easy to install as replacement incandescents but which are more reliable, brighter, and last longer.
To learn more about Diode Dynamics’ LED fog light kits and other LED replacement bulbs, visit their website, DiodeDynamics.com, or contact a member of their team at 314-205-3033 with questions.