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6/11/2003
17:28:00

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Has anyone installed the OEM fog light kit on a Dakota that does not already have fog lights? www.dodgeparts.com has them for $139.62 and includes everything...switch, lights, wiring, etc.

The reason I ask is that when I look on the lot at ones that already have fog lamps, it appears the bumper itself is molded to mount them, I'm afraid that if I cut out the holes in the bumper, there will be no where for the brackets to go anyway. It almost looks like you'd need another bumper which would be stupid! Anyone have experience with this?

Thanks!



2ndDak
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6/11/2003
19:49:02

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well i have the same dak as u i put in aftermarket lights used a 4" hole to cut the hole no problem then had to make my own brackets took me about 3hrs start to finish. 4 bolts take the front bumper off real easy good luck.

drew



mpil1
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6/11/2003
20:19:27

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I'm working on brackets for my new ones now. I cut holes and put some Pilot Lights in when I got the truck. I just fastened them right to the air damn with a small machine screw and nut because they were light enough. But I got a set of PIAA 510 series now, they're nice and heavy so I'm concocting a bracket or of steel perf strips that will both hold in position well and stongly. Oy...pain in the arse. Is there an easier way?

Mpil1
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02SXT
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6/11/2003
23:41:30

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I hope there is an easier way! When I called the dealer, they wanted $195 to install them. At that point I asked if they needed to replace the bumper in order to have the molded one with the brackets. They swear to me that the kit was created for those not already having the fog lamps and the brackets come with the kit and bolt directly to the bumper? I think I may get the kit so I can see what the deal is. If it looks like too much of a problem, I may just come up with the extra $195 and let them do it. Of course, that would be a hurting on my budget for getting the F&B throttle body! DECISIONS!



jas01dakon
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6/12/2003
13:40:55

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o2sxt, I have an 01 SLT CC and I installed the Mopar kit. I didn't have to run the wiring harness because the wiring was already there. I just got the factory headlight switch with foglight switch and put that on.

As for installing the brackets, it's easy. Don't sweat it. I cut the bumper with a 4" hole saw and cleaned it up with a Dremel.



02SXT
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6/12/2003
22:41:06

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Thanks jas01dakon.

I will definitely get the kit and install it ASAP.




jas01dakon
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6/14/2003
03:08:30

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02SXT, I don't think your truck will have the wiring. Some SLT's have the wiring because most orders are for the SLT Plus package that includes factory fogs. By all means check, though.

I'm going to run my wiring and use it for flood lights on a Westin bush bar.



02SXT
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6/14/2003
10:27:24

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That's OK about the wiring. One way or the other I'll get that run. My main concern was the cutting out and mounting of the lamps.



Revwar
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9/06/2004
17:52:04

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Hey I dont know if you are done yet with your fog lamp set up but on my 04 dakota sxt has the same wiring harns as your slt,r/t,and base models
so maybe yours is the same all you have to do is look under the hood over to the left in front of the rad. there is a wire hookup stuck in a temp plug that is your factory fog wire outlet ........
hope that helped REVWAR



newguy06
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9/29/2006
11:08:04

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so let's say i wanted to cut the holes for my fog lights without taking the bumper off... is that a bad idea or can it be done?



Bill Merriman
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11/03/2015
18:44:56

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I have a 2008 Dakota sxt and would like to change the bumper cover and install fog lights. I know to change switch, do I add a relay to the fuse box? and is the wiring already there?



Jeff Da Idiot
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11/04/2015
02:09:17

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Yes and yes.



Kye
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11/13/2017
09:21:58

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I have a 05 Parts truck for my 07 dakota. Changed bumpers
and put the 05 bumper with factory fogs on my 07. Plugged
them in since wires were there and changed light switch then
checked and added relays and they aren't working. Help?



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