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I have a 2013 highlander base plus.
I installed a hid kit(DDM tuning) for my low beams {5K - 35w} last year.
recently, I noticed that one of my fog light bulbs went out.
I don't like the orange-yellow look of the fogs.
I don't like the ones on amazon with those heatsink fans.
I noticed some led bulbs from xenon depot { PSX26W: CMB LED }
and I wanted to know if these are for looks or do they function as fog lights?

Do I need fog lights even though I have HID's ???
What is recommended?
 

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The ones from XD are CMB (color matching bulb), which I believe are really for looks. However, the PSX26W is an odd choice and doesn't really project very well. I did change mine out to SNGL 12278 3000K (yellow) LED bought from Amazon and they definitely light up better than the stock halogen. I have the XD HID 4300K in the stock projector, and the yellow fogs are a nice complement. I'm not sure what's the delivery timeframe for third party sellers on Amazon since it's not an essential item. For Amazon itself, I had to cancel an order since it wouldn't arrive until May.

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I have led fog lights from Amazon in my 2011 limited and love them. They throw light to the sides where the headlight don't. I'm using a Morimoto 35w hid kit with 5500k or 6000k bulbs.
 

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As with Luc, I put bright yellow LED in mine as well. They light and are much better as fog light. White is useless in the fog and bad weather.
 

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ok, i decided to buy some yellow fog lights , never know when i might need need them
i don't want to blind other drivers
i don't wanna make a mistake and melt my fog light housing.

what bulbs do you recommend ???
 

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ok, i decided to buy some yellow fog lights , never know when i might need need them
i don't want to blind other drivers
i don't wanna make a mistake and melt my fog light housing.

what bulbs do you recommend ???
I use white led during nice months and yellow led during winter months. I've had no issues using the stock bulb type in led form and neither should you. Melting happens when cloqa put hid into that small housing or high wattage incandescent bulbs.
 

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LED replacements won't be as hot as their halogen originals. You just have to find ones with this odd socket type thats pretty much all. Yellow rules all year round IMO. Its light reflects in wet and dirty roads. While white light is absorbed by black pavement, and we surfaces. Fog and snow reflect the white light so it doesn't help at all and kills your vision even more.
 

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LED replacements won't be as hot as their halogen originals. You just have to find ones with this odd socket type thats pretty much all. Yellow rules all year round IMO. Its light reflects in wet and dirty roads. While white light is absorbed by black pavement, and we surfaces. Fog and snow reflect the white light so it doesn't help at all and kills your vision even more.
My hid lights destroys my fog light output LOL. I use my fogs for DRLs since they don't do much else LOL. With my white fogs I get a little more light off to the sides, with the yellow I get next to nothing. I do agree that during the winter months yellow is better which is why I switch. For you being in Canada it's winter like 10 months a year LOL.
 

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Well, Fogs are only coming on when the headlight is on. DRL are standard on my vehicle as its Canadian build. I can see that your headlamp would be extra bright. I like yellow for alerting on coming traffic. It stands out more and sets me apart in a sea of white lights. Works both ways!!
 

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Well, Fogs are only coming on when the headlight is on. DRL are standard on my vehicle as its Canadian build. I can see that your headlamp would be extra bright. I like yellow for alerting on coming traffic. It stands out more and sets me apart in a sea of white lights. Works both ways!!
Yeah I modded my fogs to be on anytime the engine is running. I can't stand the high beams as DRLs so I turned them off and only use the fogs.
 

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I used to have a Sante Fe which had a separate dash switch for the fog lights. Originally could power the lights with headlights as well. However, an easy mod to do it on that vehicle and I could have it on with the switch whenever I wanted. The HL switch is in the staulk switch and not accessible the same way. I couldn't find any schematics which clearly show how this system works with a lot going through computer logics controls I did not want to blow anything. Hence never bothered even trying.
 

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I put LED replacement bulbs into the stock housings for the headlights and the fog lights. The fogs got the same whiteness as the headlights and everything looks nice and works great. I got them all from Super Bright LED's and they went in easitly and work great. The crisp bright white light is far better than the dimmer and less white halogens. The fogs light up the sides of the road very nicely which is handy here in the woods of NH where you never know what kind of large creature is about to run out of the woods into the road in front of you. The white fogs also do nicely in fog, happily. I would like to set them up so I can run the fogs without the headlights on - that works much better in deep fog on a dark night.

The guy who said he reworked his fogs to work independent of the headlights (Soulsurvives) -- how did you do it? I have been kinda scared of messing with the modern computer linked wiring systems. Were your fog lights stock or aftermarket add-ons? I have considered adding my own wires and relay and switch to power the fogs and just abandon the stock wires and switch, that would give me control of them. However, if you have figured out a good way to do it while retaining the stock switch and wires I would like to learn how. Thanks.
 

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Thanks!!! I did a search before I made my request and did not find that conversation thread. Much appreciated.
 
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