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I've read the very good write up on this procedure in the Information Forum. Along with wanting rear fogs, my wife now wants front fogs on her 2003 GL variant. I have priced the parts from online sources. Its seems like the parts will run about $200 American.

I do not think I am up to the task of perfoming this installation myself becaue of the wiring involved. I might consider paying someone to do it but I am not sure what type of business would have the necessary experiance.

Should I inquire at a normal mechanic shop, an automobile electrial specialist, the dealer (ha, ha), or somewhere else?

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How about trading it in for a GLS??? :)

Anyway, someone did this a while back if I recall. Try doing a search, you might find it - I think the hardest part is wiring - not sure if the relays are there or the fuse or the connections to those components are there.
 

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RL331,

I know my wife is not about to loose her equity and trade up to a GLS just for the front fogs. She already replaced the steelies for aluminum wheels.

I just double checked the Information Forum and the write up on adding front fogs to a B5.5 GL is gone! Very strange. I know that, as a fact, the write-up was in the Information Forum as recently as May 27, 2004 and now its gone :???:

The write-up was really good because it described what relays and fuses are needed. Apparently, most GLs already have all the needed relays and fuses, you just need to add the wiring, the actuall fogs lights and replace the lower grill pieces.

My question was not so much "how to do it" but "where can I have it done?"

Still would like an answer to the question if anyone has any recommendations. Now would also like to know where the write-up on this mod went.

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slider- i also have a 03 GL with no fog lights :sad:

I'm envious of everyother passats around with the

fog lights but I learn to cope with it..... :suspicio:

I'm thinking about doing a HIDs on mine cuz sometime

I can't see sh#t

anyways, hope you find something for your GL
 

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Ok, I guess I'm an idiot... the Information Forum write up on adding front fogs to a GL is "back." I realize it must have been there all along, but I swear I triple checked. I guess I'm going :crazy:

My real questions is: What type of business (e.g. body shop, basic mechanic, automobile electrical, tuner, etc.) would most likely be able and willing to do this installation if I provide the parts?

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=48628&sid=09aea7373ca98ba354daea3e76225af3
 

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You can consider Hella Micro DE Fog Light Kit. Its not very expensive, easy to install (no wiring, no drilling thr. firewall) its uses remote control wich you can place enywhere inside of car. I have it in my car for about a year and never had any problems. They also come with new gril pices to replace stock ones, so you don't have to create inserts yourself. If you interested I can try to find out more info such as how much I paid and where I got them (I belive somewhere in Canada)
good luck..
 

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Slider, I did the install myself. Anyone that has an electrical wiring backround w/ cars should have no probelm. The factory fogs and grills are a snap to install. It's routing the wire that's fun, but once you know when to go it's quick. If you have the factory relay, even better. let me know if you need any info. Just PM me.
 

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Slider, I wrote the info forum post on adding fogs to the GL, actually just changed the bulb in one of them yesterday afternoon. The total labor costs should be no more then an hour or two of work.

Your best bet is to go to any place that installs aftermarket stereo equipment like amplifiers, speakers, that sort of thing. They're used to A) runnign wires through the firewall of cars, and B) working around 12 volts and vehicle wiring.

Another option would be just a trusted local mechanic, but they may charge you a higher labor rate.
 

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Gurft,

As a follow up... yesterday, using your write up, I check my wifes car for the prewiring you describe. Her variant already has a wire in the NL spot on the switch harness, its already has the fuse and it already has relay #381.

However, you describe the white and green 12V power wire behind the kick panel as "coming out of the harness at the bottom." As you know, there are numerous harnesses behind the driver's side kick panel. I identfied only one green and white wire. The green and white wire comes out of a red harness however the red harness is not the bottom most harness behind the kick panel.

How do I verify that this is the 12V power wire for the front fogs?

Thank you very much,

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Yes, the red harness is the correct one, you can double check it with a meter if you want. the wire should read 12v at the harness connection when the switch is in the fog light position.
 

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I didn't have a white and green or the wire color described in the write-up. I had to dig behind the relay to splice the lights into., a PITA since it was very tight space. I could not trace where the wire comming out of the relay went to. That's why I spliced it behind the relay.
 
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