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not the headlights but tail lights... not only on my koup but on my wifes borego
 

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That would be condensation in there and mine were doing it till the HID's went in. Now they stay warm and toasty
 

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Yes, they "warranty" them and make sure u check the ones they put in because the ones that they put in looked like the pics....And they told me I did it and that I needed to pay for it...I said hell no and called up kia and they are taking care of it...
 

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how the hell you get that crack
 

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Well I took it up to the dealership today and they said they havent seen any do that and they ordered me a new set
 

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yeah i would really like to get the factory fog lamps. The parts dept awhere I bought mine have been real reluctant to give me info when I go up there.
 

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unfortunatly, there isnt a kit for the factory foglights out from kia yet. atleast i havent found one yet and i spent nearly a day looking for them. ive been emailing them over and over and have had my friends do the same to get one out on the market. my dealership has been really cool and have been emailing me updates so hopfully we'll get one. if you anyone knows of a factory foglight kit out, pm me.
 

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If I could ask for a favour from one of you fine people without fog lights currently in your car:

Head outside, and under the hood, open the fuse/relay box. Check the box top, and locate where the Fog Relay would be (pretty much the center of the box). Now, do you have a relay there? And if not, can you see down into the slots where the relay would go, is there anything "shiny metal connector" like?? or does it look like four black plastic slots without anything in them? To compare, pull the relay next to it out (hi beams) and see what it looks like under there...

If they are the same (meaning that the fog lamps HAVE the connectors inside the slots) then that means the harness it already likely there in a full capacity. So it's a matter of adding a few parts, and tada - fog lights on an EX/LX. if there isn't then there is a whole lot more that needs to be done (or just order the parts, and wire up a simple relay off your low beams, I suppose...

Honestly, I don't even use mine... they only make a difference for the first 10 feet in front of the car, and at the speeds I travel, 10 feet happens so fast I can't do anything about it, anyways.

While I have the screens open, if you want to add fogs into your bumper you'll need the lamps (922011M000 and 922021M000) and the grilles (865631M010 and 865641M010). Installing those four parts into your bumper will make it look like you've got fogs... they just won't actually turn ON without a bit more work.
 

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ive checked already(not me personally but my mechanic) and i would be starting from scratch. ive no wiring or anything. thanks for those part numbers tho cuz i only want them for looks while im driving at night and/or just having them in during the day time and that would bring me a heck of a lot closer to having them than i am right now! :) oh and while im here, does anyone know of an electrical mod that keeps your side mirror blinkers on? like they only blink when you use your turn signal... at night that'd look pretty cool. like those big trucks have all their lights on, i could have the two front blinkers and the side mirrors lights on at night... just a thought tho haha
 

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Headlight condensation

Has anyone else had issues with the headlamps getting fog on the inside of them?
I have been having the same issues on my SX Koup. During certain climate conditions there will be condensation buildup on the interior of the headlamp casing. It is imperative that you take your Forte in and have them changed. If not changed they will eventually become dirty and will lead to accelerated yellowing and decreased visibility. There is also the potential for electrical issues. I think this problem is more widespread but unknown to many Forte owners. Look for a recall as this vehicle becomes more popular.
 

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Mine are fogging a bit... think i am gonna have to go see that service manager at 401 Dixie Kia... maybe just throw on HID's i dont know maybe i can get a deal on them IE warranty cost pay the difference for HID's
 

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I've had both my light units get condensation in them... and my dealership replaced both units enitrely at no charge... :) just go in and show them or take a picture when it happens.
 
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