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tony Mar 1, 2:09am - #114589 

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Lights, Custom Fog Lights for TRD Body Kit

Custom Fog Lights for TRD Body Kit
By Tony @ EverythingCelica.com

As you all know, TRD fog lights for the TRD/Action Package are discontinued. And if you can find one, it is around $300 a pair. Many people on the board have gone with $40 fog lights from AutoZone or Walmart. They are 4" with light blue lens. I wanted the yellow/blue coated lens similar to TRD. But, they don't come in 4". So this is what picked up from AutoZone last night. It is the Pilot, model PL-2088. It cost me $20.

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Since the 3" fogs are too small for the holes, I modified the stock foglight covers and used them as brackets.

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I used a special drill and cut a 2" pilot holes, then I used the Dremel to make the fogs fit the modified fog light covers. This took a couple of hours, but half of time, I was waiting for the damn Dremel to charge up. frown

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The stock foggies

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One done

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Finished...

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I will take some night shots later. The whole project cost me $20 plus 4-5 hours of work. It beats paying $300 for TRD, IMHO.

Full gallery at...
https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/celica/installs/inst_fog-light-custom/
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Firestorm Mar 1, 2:28am - #114590 

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can you post a pic of the stock/previous foglights compared to yours?
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tony Mar 1, 2:33am - #114591 

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Originally Posted by Firestorm

can you post a pic of the stock/previous fog lights compared to yours?


Stock fogs in the stock location.

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ToiletPaper Mar 1, 2:43am - #114592 
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wow, good job!
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righteous_one Mar 1, 2:45am - #114593 
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nice thumbsup
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CelicaPrincess Mar 1, 2:56am - #114594 
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Looks awesome sweetie thumbsup
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SCOTT03 Mar 1, 2:59am - #114595 
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looks nice, i believe TRD front looks 100times better with fog lights in the correct holes. I've done the walmart fogs, not the blue ones but the chrome housing ones. Today i installed my MTECS and they took the same bulb as stock fogs (lucky me) look hella nice!

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v3n0m Mar 1, 3:00am - #114596 

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gtstrdstyle Mar 1, 5:44pm - #114597 

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SHould have kept both sets... like i did
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Evan Mar 1, 5:46pm - #114598 

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Originally Posted by gtstrdstyle
SHould have kept both sets... like i did


Sorry that's silly to me. thumbsdown Why have FOUR fog lights? Plus it's illegal to have all those on at the same time.

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SCOTT03 Mar 1, 6:04pm - #114599 
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Originally Posted by gtstrdstyle
SHould have kept both sets... like i did


and look like an airplane rofl

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tony Mar 1, 6:08pm - #114600 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by gtstrdstyle
SHould have kept both sets... like i did


Sorry that's silly to me. thumbsdown Why have FOUR fog lights? Plus it's illegal to have all those on at the same time.


Four fogs? Are you kidding me? What's the point? But, hey, it is your car, do whatever you want.

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cycocelica Mar 2, 1:54am - #114601 

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4 fog lights = rice and rice isnt nice
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Celicaracer18 Mar 2, 4:15pm - #114602 

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looks very nice man, great job thumbsup
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Gen7fan May 18, 3:21pm - #114603 
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Well done bro. thumbsup
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tony May 18, 5:05pm - #114604 

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Originally Posted by Maximillian
how did you black out your tails like that i like it ...and want to do it ?


confused What tails?

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hector May 18, 9:37pm - #114605 

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nice!! thumbsup
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d3m6nGTS03 May 18, 9:51pm - #114606 

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i just bought a pair of pilot PL-2088B fog lights from autozone yesterday after reading this thread. The housing is blue rather than blue/yellow, personally i like the blue housing look. Can't wait to install em.

How did you mount the fogs to the stock fog light covers? did you have to drill holes through the pilot fogs?

also... did you have to remove the front bumper? or do you think it's possible to work through the stock fog light holes...

one more thing... what size fuse did you use?
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tony May 18, 10:24pm - #114607 

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The fogs are mounted to the foglight covers with 3 small screws. I removed the front bumper. It is much easier that way. But, you can work through the stock foglight holes. My car came with stock fogs. So, I didn't change the fuse. I just connect the two wires to the stock wire harness. If you don't have stock fogs, then use the wire harness that came with the foglight kit. I believe it has a fuse built-in.

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southcak9 May 19, 1:06pm - #114608 
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Originally Posted by tony
The fogs are mounted to the foglight covers with 3 small screws. I removed the front bumper. It is much easier that way. But, you can work through the stock foglight holes. My car came with stock fogs. So, I didn't change the fuse. I just connect the two wires to the stock wire harness. If you don't have stock fogs, then use the wire harness that came with the foglight kit. I believe it has a fuse built-in.


did you drill those screws in or did it come like that. and how you get thru the fire wall?
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d3m6nGTS03 May 19, 11:55pm - #114609 

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is there a way i can wire the fogs to the headlights so they just come on automatically at night from the drl sensor? what wire should i splice?

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thats really nice...great and easy way to make it look 100%

great work tony thumbsup
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d3m6nGTS03 May 20, 5:40am - #114611 

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finished installing my fog lights today! hella dope, eCELICA rocks! i can't believe this mod only cost $20 and looks real good. even cheaper than the footwell neons mod...
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tony May 20, 5:52am - #114612 

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^^good job. thumbsup

Southcak9 - no it didn't come like that. The screws were added to secure the new fogs. To get through the firewall, i believe you have to remove the battery.

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Erick May 20, 8:18am - #114613 

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i just took out the black wheel well plastic to get to the firewell when i installed my dixie horn grin

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kubo Mar 11, 12:31pm - #450513 
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hey, this maybe off topic I have a 2003 toyota celica gt TRD edition i was wondering where i would be able to find the cover you have to replace your licence plate. thanks
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CaffeineKid Mar 11, 12:38pm - #450515 

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its basically a black acrylic plastic sheet with TRD vinyl lettering stock on it. Very simple to make. You could probably use better materials and then apply a clear coat or other material over that, to potect it all. You could even find two thin acrylic sheets, one dark and one clear, and place your TRD vinyl sticker lettering between them. There are many ideas to make this custom piece.

here is another view of that plate:
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here is another idea if you know somewhere that will do some custom metal machining for you:
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