Costly alternative to tinting
September 16, 2014
Installation: Total time to install was around 1.5 hours. I had to drop the front bumper and then remove the LED's from the wiring harness. Then I disco'd the brackets holding the fog lights in place. *note, apply slight pressure to bracket from inside the housing pushing outward on one of the mount points (2) and it will come off easily. The hardest part of this entire install was putting the bumper back on.
Bang for your buck: Unfortunately, once you receive the Raxiom box you're going to be quite disappointed with spending over $100 on what amount to around two to five dollars in plastic. As the title confirms, this is a LOT of money for very little product. However, if you're like me and had to have them, I suppose it's sort of worth it. I'm kicking myself for not finding a tint shop to at least try tinting the fog lights first.
Fit: The stock mounting bracket is reused, along with all other hardware but the actual housing and yellow light cover. I stripped one of the stock torx screws when installing because the Raxiom housing mounting holes were not pre-drilled well enough. Do yourself a favor and put in the screws ahead of time before you mount the LED just to make sure all mounting holes are drilled properly. If not, you could pre-drill it yourself if you had the right bit. I did not.
Appearance: The appearance of the product is wonderful. It makes the fog lights look like they came yellow from the factory. This was the look I was going for. I suppose this is also where the cost comes in, considering it's probably not a high-volume part.
Over-all: Would I buy this product again? Well, I just had my windows tinted yellow prior to installing these fog lights so I can't imagine them not being on the car. However, I will make sure I scrutinize the next Raxiom part on cost before purchasing.