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I have the 2.0 ex 5 speed. I just bought the OEM factory foglights for the SX model. What kind of wiring job am I up against. Is the car already wired for foglights or is that something i would have to figure out?
 

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Forplay, I can't help you on your question about the wiring because I dont know but when you complete this project can you look at the EX fog housing vs the SX fog housing and tell me if I really need to order the SX fog housing?

I'm thinking about just cutting out the mesh from the EX fog housing and put the fogs into that so I don't have to repaint anything. The SX fog housings are a glossy black and I want to keep the flat black.
 

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Hey SubtleStyle just asked the exact same question I had! It's true, great minds think alike. :) By the look of the picture they seem the same except the hole. Fingers crossed since it will make the transition so much easier not having to paint the glossy bezels flat black.
 

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Yeah that's what I'm hoping but my guess is that the SX fog housings have some type of bracket to hold them in place. BTW how does your RoadRuns grill match your other pieces? Did you paint it or have it pre painted?
 

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I didn't have the choice of a flat black pre-paint so I ordered it primed and painted it myself. It looks very close. The bumper peices are textured flat black so they look a little different but you have to look very closely to notice that.
 

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Forplay, I can't help you on your question about the wiring because I dont know but when you complete this project can you look at the EX fog housing vs the SX fog housing and tell me if I really need to order the SX fog housing?

I'm thinking about just cutting out the mesh from the EX fog housing and put the fogs into that so I don't have to repaint anything. The SX fog housings are a glossy black and I want to keep the flat black.
I want the same, I was also looking at the roadruns grill they have and its flat black too... Im think I will have to cut what i have already. Ill make sure to post a lot of pics... But im not the handiest car guy so don't go step by step from me unless I say it was easy.
 

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So i just got them in the mail... glossy black, which wont match the front middle bumper piece. So I either have to cut the original or paint the new ones... or install the glossy ones and look for the glossy middle bumper piece which i dont know if they even sell. Whats your thoughts. which would look better.
 

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The back diffuser is still flat black so I say go flat on the front. Should be easy to paint the glossy to flat or check out your originals like we are asking about to see if they can be cut out for the light instead of using the glossy black piece.
 

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yeah and so i go to the dealership to ask if they have the wiring harness for the fog lights... and they referred my to the parts department at the nissan dealer next door.
hummmm something is wrong here... then i go there and the only one who know anything about kia is on his lunch break... just my luck right. why cant everything be plug and play
 

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So i have to use the glossy covers and paint them flat black, the stock covers dont have any place to mount the foglight... The stock one has only two holes to mount it to and they are both on the same side... the glossy covers you can tell we're meant for the foglights... the housing is a little different then the stock ex covers because they had to put a place for the foglight to bolt up to... There is just not enough room to drill holes. I got to go to work but i will have pics up later, to show what im talking about..
 

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unfortunatly kia doesnt have a fog light kit out yet :( sad. i am going to just instal the lights w/o wiring it up for now because the forte isnt wired up yet and youre going to have to figure out a way to put a "foglight" switch on your dash. my guess would be right next to the TCS button. i want them in for looks and my hids give me enough visibility at night for now. deff put some pics up as you put them in! :)
 

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Thanks for answering the question about the housings, guess I'll just have a little painting to do. As far as the wiring harness goes I've been told someone should just be able to pick up one up at the local auto store.
 

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Installed them today, no wires hooked up though, right now just for looks. its a bitch to put in the covers if you dont take the whole bummer off, just warning you. I will have the pics up soon. I think I might be the first Spicy Red Koup w/ SX foglights :)
 

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looking forward for the pics as I have to install some on my wife's car. Was it tough getting the bumper off?

Thanks for your work
 

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I didn't take the bumper off so it was a bit more of a process.. since i sanded and painted my glossy covers flat black before trying to squeez them through a very tight space... it ended up scratching a little. So after I installed them I used 3m blue painters tape to tape up the whole area... lightly sanded the scratches, cleaned the area. Then covered the whole car and taped around the huge king sized sheet I used. Sprayed the foglights on the car. Looks sweet. I will have pics up soon... camera broke. maybe have some phone pics up.
 

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Looks great. Thanks for the pics. How close is the flat black to the original, what did you use? After scratching it a bit, do you recommend sanding, installing, taping, and then painting? Or would it be easier to not have to tape, paint it while it's off, and then be careful when installing?
 

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what would be ideal is if you took off the bumper and do everything off the car. If your going to try and paint first and then install without taking the bumper off your just going to scratch the fresh paint... its a tight fit because there is that hard foam inbetween your bumper and the frame. you have to pull the body toward you as you slide the cover into place. Trust me its a tight fit... if you have the time to take the bumper off im sure it is worth it. The stock flat black and the painted ones are almost the exact same... very hard to tell the difference. Im very pleased with it... i also dremel tooled the front grill and cut out the middle, then sanded and painted. It almost looks like the roadruns grill but stock.
 
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