You couldn't be more wrong. It comes down to simple wiring. The worst part is fishing the wires thru the firewall. I purchased the fogs for my EX about a week ago. When they arrive I'll do a write up on it.The dealer is correct. It is a factory install, however, the EX can be equipped with the "technology package" which does have the fog lamps among other options.
It is not impossible to install the lights but the difficulty would rank about an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. The other thing I would not want to attempt would be the finger tip controls on the steering wheel. The LX doesn't have it and it's not available as an option either.
I hate to be so blunt but it would have been better to have simply gotten the SX and be done with it. Even if one gets the SX without leather or a moon roof those are doable options which can be added later. Some say the aftermarket leather kits are superior to the factory option.
Including the turn stalk???You couldn't be more wrong. It comes down to simple wiring. The worst part is fishing the wires thru the firewall. I purchased the fogs for my EX about a week ago. When they arrive I'll do a write up on it.
It's been done btw. A simple search will show you someone with a Koup has already installed the lights.
It's pretty obvious you have ZERO experience or even basic knowledge in electrical. Nothing will burn down. That's why you protect the circuit w/ a relay and a fuse. You are shooting from the hip here with no knowledge of the topic.I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I see someone asserting that this is an easy job for a layman to tackle. Let me stipulate that ANYTHING is possible if one wants to put their mind to it. However, the average person has absolutely no business tackling something like this. I saw the photos and this was roughly comparable to the photos I saw on the Hyundai forum. There are still two very salient aspects which will not be addressed with this after market modification. The wiring will not be stock and will not be warranteed. Just imagine that if a fire erupts and burns out a wiring harness. The cost would be astronomical. And think about when it is time to trade it in. If the dealer is any kind of a dealer they will have to check all of this out before they put it out for resale. If I were a dealer and had some backyard mechanic pull in with this modification I would do two things. I would figure out what it would cost to put it back in stock condition and then determine how much I would knock off his trade-in value.
Do this at your own peril and hope the wiring never shorts out and burns the car down.
I once put in a power seat in a car but I will never attempt a project having to do with electrical work again. I won't go into details here but it turned into an unmitigated nightmare before it was over.
Yes even including the turn stalk. All the new one will do is add a pin the the wiring harness for the fog wiring. Very simple to do.Including the turn stalk???
Some people like keeping it oem clean. I personally HATE when there are random switches for foglights and LEDs. Makes the car look like a 16 yo was the previous owner. It just looks better IMO.I honestly don't understand why there is this debate on the fogs and how hard it is...What is the big deal about making it factory anyway?
Where did you pass thru the firewall? i havent had a look yet but I'm hoping a grommet is easily accessible. I'm guessing hood latch??Thats why you buy a universal fog light wiring harness that just bolts into place and splices into the stock wiring. i got one for my car, couldnt have been any easier to install and i see no way it could cause a short and burn my car to the ground with the two built in fuses
Actually, I have had enough experience with electrical matters that I know better than to jury rig something like this.It's pretty obvious you have ZERO experience or even basic knowledge in electrical. Nothing will burn down. That's why you protect the circuit w/ a relay and a fuse. You are shooting from the hip here with no knowledge of the topic.
Obviously it won't be covered under warranty. Why would it? It's a simple circuit. Troubleshooting is easy. Adding the lights will in no way effect the current warranty or any resale value of the car. Why would it? Unless you completely FUBAR the wiring there won't be an issue.
Yes even including the turn stalk. All the new one will do is add a pin the the wiring harness for the fog wiring. Very simple to do.
I am not going to bother with the stalk as it's not worth the added cost.
No actually theirs a hole in the fire wall and if you have the stock intake, it should be right behind it. Theirs two bolts and a metal cover, take it off and there should be a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch holeWhere did you pass thru the firewall? i havent had a look yet but I'm hoping a grommet is easily accessible. I'm guessing hood latch??
Seems to be: "Kia Motors OEM"And also if anyone knows are these OEM's manfactured by KIA? Cause my dealership wont install them unless they are OEM from kia and not after market
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