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Old 05-24-14, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Instructions for replacing fog lights?

Hello all, I find myself needing to replace at least one fog light (busted out while at valet) and was thinking that I might upgrade to the new 2014 LED fog lights. Does anyone have instructions for replacing fog lights on the LX570? I have searched for a while and haven't turned up anything specific to the LX570.


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Old 05-31-14, 12:20 PM   #2
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Old 05-31-14, 12:55 PM   #3
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I don't own an LX but I'm pretty sure you can access the fog housing underneath by removing the undercarriage cover. The fogs are usually held on by 2-3 screws. If accessing them underneath or through the wheel well doesn't work out, you might have to remove the bumper.
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Old 06-07-14, 05:58 PM   #4
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I found a "how-to" under the RX forum:

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...-sewell-2.html


Changing the fogs for the LX was similar, primary difference was that each fog light is held in place with two screws instead of one.

Also, I found that the wires were reversed on my fog light harness (this isn't a problem for incadescant lights, but caused the LEDs not to work). I was able to reverse the wires by popping out the green plastic guide inside the connector and then pushing in on the sides of the leads to release each wire. Not quite the same as http://my.is/forums/f221/diy-repinni...ectors-442984/ but similar.

Not quite plug and play, but not rocket science either.

As an aside, I wonder if all 2013 LX 570's have their fog light connectors wired backwards?


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I have a 2013 without the LED fog lamps as well. I just received the updated ones like on the 14 and 15 models. I will be tackling this upgrade on Wednesday. Thanks for the instructions on this. Anyone else done it yet?
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I swappedal out the halagen bulbs in the fogs on my 2013 LX570for led bulbs. Easily done.




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I have a 2013 without the LED fog lamps as well. I just received the updated ones like on the 14 and 15 models. I will be tackling this upgrade on Wednesday. Thanks for the instructions on this. Anyone else done it yet?
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Do you have to take off the tire or just turn the wheels in to access the inner fender well panel? Thank you.


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I swappedal out the halagen bulbs in the fogs on my 2013 LX570for led bulbs. Easily done.
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As I recall, just turn the wheels and you can access it. Way more room in my 2013 LX570 vs my other RX450H and CT200H when I did the fogs for all three vehicles.

BTW, make sure you wear some type of gloves, i.e., some type of thin nitrile gloves so you don't touch the bulb and leave oil which will prematurely burn the bulb out. Also protect the bulb so it does not touch and get oil containment on the bulb itself .

Lastly, make sure you wear a thick long sleeved shirt or wrap some thick shop towels/rags around the forearm which you will reach into the wheel liner area to get the old bulb out and put the new led bulb in. If you don't, you will have multiple cuts and abrasions on your forearm as you reach in and on your way pulling out. Hope your tetanus is up to date😀. LOL. Seriously, please be careful and use protection.

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Any follow-up on this? Are the updated OEM LED fogs a worthwhile upgrade to the halogen lamps?
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Old 11-14-16, 03:48 AM   #11
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I found this on eBay and posted on the CT200H forum.

It will fit also 2008 to 2014 LX570 according to the vendors's description.

It is $61 for a pair. The one I posted is for 3000K yellow color. They have the 6000K/6000k color too, as I recall.

Please see below for more details:
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    lexusrus , Yesterday 12:28 AM
    Sure you can always order the LED headlight as an option from the dealer, but at what cost?

    I happened to do a search on eBay and found the following for $61 for a pair (in 3000K color LED fog lights with the entire light housing assembly) that will fit CT200h all years according to the vendors website. Please note that I have no relation to the vendor and just wanted people to know that this option is available.
    http://r.ebay.com/C2KpRi
    http://r.ebay.com/C2KpRi




Product Details and Pictures
This page features one set Super Bright 18W OEM style LED Fog Light Assembly for Lexus Toyota and Scion.

Each LED fog light lamp comes with 6 pieces 3W high power LED bulbs inside for max lighting output and performance.
These high power LED fog light lamps will directly replace the OEM Lexus Toyota and Scion's OEM fog lamps (OEM part#8121006071 & OEM part# 8122006071)

Compatible with

2011-up Lexus CT200h
2013-2014 Lexus ES300h ES350
2011-2015 Lexus GS350 GS460 GS450h
2010-2012 Lexus HS250h
2014-2015 Lexus IS250 IS350 (excluding IS-F or F-Sport package)
2008-2013 Lexus IS-F (or Lexus IS250 IS350 with F-Sport package)
2008-2014 Lexus LX570
2010-2014 Lexus RX350 RX450h
2014-2016 Scion tC
2006 Scion xA
2008-2010 Toyota Avalon
2007-2013 Toyota Camry
2009-2015 Toyota Corolla
2008-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2014-2016 Toyota Highlander
2008-2013 Toyota Matrix
2010-2012 Toyota Prius
2006-2012 Toyota RAV4
2007-2008 Toyota Solara
2012-2016 Toyota Tacoma
2014-2016 Toyota Tundra
2009-2012 Toyota Venza
2006-2014 Toyota Yaris
2011-2014 Toyoya Sienna
and more
Features

OEM style with directly replacement for part number 8121006071 & 8122006071, etc
Each lamp has 6 pieces 3W LED bulbs inside (18W each piece)
3000K Golden JDM Amber Yellow
Matching HID look
Fits most Lexus Toyota and Scion listed in the part compatibility list above
This product is intended to replace the OEM fog lights only, so there is no wiring harness included
Toyota/Lexus OEM style LED Fog Lights Installation




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Good evening, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I just got done tackling the led change out on our 2013 LX570. I ended up ordering the factory led fog lamps for the 14,15 models. I installed one with not much of an issue. BPATE is correct, the wiring is indeed backwards. I ended up chickening out on changing the wiring around. I might end up going to a professional, but I purchased some vleds here-> http://www.vleds.com/shop-applicatio...ght-bulbs.html . I got the 5K, the color looks pretty good. They feel built well. I have no idea on how long they will last. Time will tell. In the first couple of pictures, you can see what the factory fog lamps look like from the backside. There are plates underneath each side that makes access pretty easy. Picture# 3 shows a close up of the new vled on.I think this picture shows the color output the best. Picture# 4 Shows the old incandescent light ( left ) and the new vled ( right ). Picture# 5 shows the job done at night. Hope this helps some folks down the road.
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